Tea Big Red Robe

by Lucy Yung for Silver Needle



Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao) is a rare Oolong tea that flourishes at an elevation of over 7000 feet in the majestic Wuyi Mountain in China. Its subtropical weather, unique climate, and rare soil makeup has spawned this prized tea for decades. Legend has it that an emperor clothed the tea trees that produced this Oolong with a beautiful red robe because it once cured his mother from illness, hence the name, Big Red Robe. This high grade Oolong is handmade, based on ancient tradition, with tender leaves roasted over charcoal to create a smoky but sweet and caramelized flavor.

Delightfully smooth with hints of cocoa, wood, sweet caramel, and a lingering honeysuckle finish

• Tea Type: Oolong
• Caffeine Level: Strong
• 40 grams per cylinder container
• Origin: Wuyi Mountain, China

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About the Designer


Lucy Yung for Silver Needle

Chinese American

In Silver Needle Tea Company’s quest for exquisite whole leaf teas, they head straight to the source to the bring highest quality pure tea, sustained in an ethical manner. They work exclusively with single estate teas – no blending, everything they carry is pure. The team travels across the globe each season to partner with extraordinary tea plantations. Quality is of utmost importance and each tea is selected based on origin, environment and craftsmanship. Striking in appearance and intoxicating in flavor, these tea leaves are found in rare gardens situated on the high plateaus From oolongs to white, green, and black teas, they go straight to the source, offering pure tea plucked straight from the plant. Each tea differs in their production process, reflecting oxidation and caffeine levels, taste and health benefits. They are packaged in fine cylinders color-coordinated with each type of tea.

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