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Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

Sweet potato fragrance, Sweet honey, mellow taste

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Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

Sweet potato fragrance, Sweet honey, mellow taste

Rating:
94% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Pinghe Village, Dashi Township, Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 20, 2018

Dry Leaf:  

Tight and twisted strands with golden tips

Aroma: 

Akin to rose scent mixed with fruity and honey aroma

Liquor: 

Bright orange red

Taste: 

It has rich, mellow taste and long-lasting fragrance/ ancient tree flavor.

Tea Bush:

Fengqing large-leaf ancient tea bush species (more than 800 years old)

Tea Garden:

Pinghe Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Less than 40% of a cup of coffee

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

36 Months

Angel's Comment:

Characterized by its mellow, rich mouthfeel, our Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea made with leaves from ancient tea trees of more than 800 years old is highly cost-effective and approachable.

This tea is made with leaves picked from ancient trees grown deep in the mountains of Fengqing, Yunnan, where the primitive, natural environment ensure ideal growing conditions. The decomposition of fallen leaves and wild fruits provides sufficient nutrients for the soil required by these tea trees - and this is the secret behind the quality of the leaves from these trees, resilient through at least eight steeps without the slightest hint of bitterness. Overall this tea has a rich, mellow taste, smooth and mild at the same time, and followed by a lingering sweetness.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
185℉ / 85℃ 185℉ / 85℃
2.5 Teaspoons / 2.5g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins 6 steeps: rinse, 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 50s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

This tea comes from an ecological tea garden in Pinge Village, Fengqing, at an elevation of about 2000 meters. With more than a hundred kilometers of natural environments without any source of pollution, it is an excellent place to grow and produce dian hong black tea.

Lang Cang River

The Lang Cang River been seen from top of the tea garden.
Photograph by TeaVivre Member Chris

beautiful and ecologic scenery

Tea trees and the river reflect nicely with each other, resulting in beautiful and ecologic scenery.
Photograph by TeaVivre Member Chris

hundreds years old ancient tea tree

More than 800 years old ancient tea tree
Photograph by TeaVivre Member Chris

Ancient Tea TreeAncient Tea Tree

Tea trees here are very tall and grown totally naturally without any pesticides. Furthermore, tea farmers need to climb a ladder to pick tea leaves.

Feeling the freshness of the fresh tea leaves

Feeling the freshness of the fresh tea leaves.

Tea Farmer

A born-and-bred Yunnan farmer, Mr. Zhou has been avidly contributing to the tea business for more than 20 years. A short chat with him made his passion for using traditional tea crafting processes apparent; he values the essential quality inside the tea leaves, and says that his experience comes from spending most of his time in the tea gardens along the mountains. Mr. Zhou is passionate about bringing out that internal quality of the tea to share with tea lovers around the world - and also claims that the best environment for growing the perfect tea is in Fengqing.

Tea Farmer Mr Zhou

Origin

This tea comes from the representative pu-erh production area, Fengqing, located south of the Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a county in the northwestern part of Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production regions (among Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshon), and is one of the original birthplaces of tea. It is also famous for being the hometown of Yunnan black tea. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing, and drinking tea.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

The tea leaves used to make this dian hong black tea come from the Fenqging large-leaf subspecies of Yunnan large-leaf tea trees. The super-large-leaf and arbor qualities of the tree mean that it can grow to over six meters tall. In 1984 the Fengqing large-leaf species was certified by the Chinese government as a national grade. It contains an abundance of tea polyphenols and catechins, at 30.2% and 13.4% respectively, and also has 2.9% amino acids and 3.2% caffeine for the spring-picked leaves.

Fengqing large-leaf species

History

The best place to grow tea, due to its natural environment, is Fengqing, Yunnan - and this is where dian hong black tea was first produced in the 1930s. The first batches achieved instant acclaim and were quickly exported through Hong Kong to England and other Western countries. Nowadays, dian hong is one of the most respected and best known types of Chinese black tea. It is held with the utmost regard in China, and is often presented as gifts by the government to visiting dignitaries.

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