Dian Hong

A classic from Yunnan, this sure hits the black tea spot. It has been processed in the traditional (gongfu) manner, invigorating the usual malty character with a roasty edge and a hint of nuttiness. An herbaceous finish rounds off the infusion with a touch of sugarcane, and careful steeping can bring out a welcome creaminess in the texture. It makes for a simple and affordable daily drinker for when you just gotta have a solid black tea.
  • ORIGIN:  Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan, China
  • MEANING:  Yunnan red (dian hong)
  • CULTIVAR:  Da Ye Zhong
  • HARVEST TIME:  25-30 March 2023
  • TASTE:  Malty, nutty, herbs
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Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • 4 infusions: 30, 30, 45, 60 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.