Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.
I went ahead and ordered 100g of this (figured the extra $3 difference between the 50g and the 100g is enough to justify the risk that I may really like this and would kick myself if I only bought 50g). I have never had Da Hong Pao and I am a relative tea newbie so I'm sure this won't be too disappointing. How does this compare to Adagio's darker oolong offerings (like Wuyi Ensemble and Fujian Rain?). That's the only basis for comparison I have with this tea ... and I just developed a taste for these after brewing them in a Gaiwan.
I just got my shipment of this . . . and while I agree that it isn't as intense as the Fujian Rain tea I got from Adagio, I have to say for the insanely small price I paid for 100 grams, it's delicious. I was expecting it to have nothing interesting going on, but it's pretty okay in my book. . . then again I'm a newbie and not super well versed in Oolongs, but I'm pretty happy I bought this.