2008 Da Hong Pao Has Arrived and is Delicious!
I can’t help but post about how delicious the new Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is. We did a taste test against the 2007 and while the older Da Hong Pao is certainly a delicious tea, the new one blew my mind. It is filled with complexities, nuances, subtleties, and plenty of flavor. There is a very nice dried date flavor along with a sweet roast taste that hangs on the tongue for what seemed like hours afterwards. And with an yixing pot, we got about ten steepings out of it. This is a tea that is not to be missed. I know we just did Da Hong Pao at a Friday tasting in September, but I think we’re going to compare the two different years at another tasting in November. Check the schedule for exactly when. Or just get in and buy a pot. You will not be disappointed!