Da Hong Pao

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Da Hong Pao
Da Hong Pao Oolong tea leaf.jpg Da Hong Pao Oolong tea leaf close.jpg
TypeOolong

OriginWuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China

Quick descriptionMost famous of the Wuyi Rock Teas

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Da Hong Pao
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaningBig Red Robe
Samples of Da Hong Pao

Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is a Wuyi rock tea grown in the Wuyi Mountains. It is a heavily oxidized, dark oolong tea. It is the world's most expensive tea.[1][2] Due to its high quality, Da Hong Pao tea is usually reserved for honored guests in China.

Da Hong Pao can sell for up to US$1,025,000 per kilogram or US $35,436 per ounce (20g of Da Hong Pao tea from one of the mother plants was sold for ¥156,800 in 1998).[3]

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  1. ^ Sarah Rose (2009). For all the tea in China: how England stole the world's favorite drink and changed history. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-670-02152-9. The first and second flush of the Da Hong Pao, the most powerful and sweetest crops, sell on the private market as the most expensive tea per pound in the world. At several thousands of dollars per ounce, Da Hong Pao is many times more valuable than gold.
  2. ^ "Most Expensive Tea - The World's Most Expensive". MSN. Archived from the original on 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ "大红袍是什么茶?". Retrieved 2012-04-15.

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