Ying De Hong Cha Black Tea

Full-bodied, mellow and smooth, chocolate

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Ying De Hong Cha Black Tea

Full-bodied, mellow and smooth, chocolate


Yingde City, Guangdong Province, China

Harvest Date:

March 15, 2023

Plucking Standard:

One bud with one leaf

Dry Leaf:

The leaves are tight and fat, black and yellow in color, with golden tips exposed


Pekoe, sweet and detectable chocolate note


Bright and clear orange-red


Aromatic and sweet, mellow and rich, with the note of nectar

and intertwined floral and fruity aromas

Tea Bush:

Ying Hong No. 9

Tea Garden:

Qi Shan Hong Tea Garden (over 400m)


Less than 40% of a cup of coffee


Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place

Shelf Life:

36 Months

Angel's Comment:

Yingde black tea is full-bodied and sweet; it will taste great after adding milk.

Yingde black tea ("Yinghong"), together with Yunnan Dianhong and Anhui Qihong, are considered the three major black teas in China. TeaVivre's Yingde black tea, also known as "金毛毫(Jin Mao Hao)", is produced in the primary black tea production area of Yingde City, Guangdong. It is made from the tea buds and leaves harvested in the early spring. The appearance is elegant, and the gold hair is displayed. The tea liquid is full-bodied, mellow, and sweet, with hints of flowery and fruity and honey aromas.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
194℉ /90℃ 194℉ /90℃
3g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 7 steeps: Rinse, 5s, 5s, 10s, 10s, 20s, 30s 40s
Tea Garden

Qi Shan Hong Tea Garden is located in Yingde City, Guangdong Province, and comprises over 200 acres. The tea garden is surrounded by mountains, has high precipitation, high humidity, plenty of sunshine, and fertile weathered soil with enough moisture, creating ideal natural circumstances for tea tree growth. The tea garden employs physical insect repellent, hand weeding, organic fertilizers, and no pesticides to ensure that each tea plant grows naturally and healthily.

tea garden

tea garden


Yingde City is situated in the northwest of Guangdong Province. It has a South Asian monsoon climate that is warm and rainy, with no extreme cold or hot. The annual average temperature is 20.7 °C. Soil conditions are excellent. The mild slopes and terraces that connect the hills are all red loam and yellow loam. The soil is fertile, and the organic matter and nitrogen content are above average. The majority of the soil exhibits an acidic reaction; the pH ranges between 4 and 5.5, making it ideal for the growth of tea trees; and the slope land suitable for tea production exceeds 200,000 acres. As of 2014, the total area of tea gardens in Yingde City exceeded 70,000 acres.

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Tea Bush

Yinghong No. 9 is a clone that was systematically selected from Yunnan large-leaf populations. It is suited for planting in subtropical and tropical tea regions, particularly Guangdong Province and Southern China. Tea buds and leaves are high in content, containing 30.91% tea polyphenols, 152.13 mg/g catechins, 2.06% amino acids, 4.35% caffeine, 5.5% soluble sugar, and 41.25% water extract.

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Yingde is a historic tea region with a rich history of tea cultivation. According to historical sources, tea cultivation in Yingde began more than 1,200 years ago, during the Tang Dynasty. During the Ming Dynasty, Yingde's indigenous tea served as a tribute to the palace. Tea production in England and Germany gained popularity during the Qing Dynasty, and international trade expanded in the first and middle decades of the nineteenth century.

In 2006, Yingde black tea was designated a "National Protected Product of Origin".

In 2008, Yingde earned the title of "The Hometown of Chinese Black Tea".

In 2010, Yingde black tea received the "National Geographical Indication Certification Trademark".

On July 20, 2020, Yingde black tea was added to the first set of Sino-European geographical indicator protection listings.

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