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Purple Da Hong Pao (紫红袍)

Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea, p396[1]

Growing Characteristics: The leaves are dark green, 6.4 to 7.7 cm long and 3.2 to 2.7 cm wide. The leaf body is folded inward, and the leaf margin straight. Slightly blunt and sparse teeth. Buds and new leaves are purple-red. [1]

Tea Character: Dry tea is a greenish brown color, with a clear and long aroma. Soup has a mellow taste, sweet and smooth. [1]

Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea, p397[1]


  1. Scans and figures from "Illustration of Chinese Oolong Tea" pages 396 and 397.