«Big Red Robe» is pressed from fragments of leaf (middle and small fraction), sorted during production of high-grade Dahongpao harvest 2017 (various batches). During the processing, the raw material was heated several times - both in the traditional way in baskets over the coals, and in the electric oven-honggang (high fire).
100 grams of tile, compressed sufficiently tightly, but easily breaks into segments (12 pieces). The aroma is deep, with smoked pastry notes. The infusion is transparent, with dark amber hue.
The bouquet of brewed tea is warm and vivid, of fried bread crust tonality. The aroma is deep and viscose, complex. The taste is juicy and rich, a bit tart, with light fiery bitterness (it is felt only in high concentration), fine fruit sourness and lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (95-100°C) in a porcelain gaiwan or a teapot of porous clay. The proportion is 1 cube for 200-250 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 2-3 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 6-8 times. Also it is well revealed in cooking on fire.
«Big Red Robe» is a good choice for everyday tea drinking in a hurry. The effect is warming and tonic.