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Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

Sweet potato fragrance, Sweet honey, mellow taste

$3.00
Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

Sweet potato fragrance, Sweet honey, mellow taste

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90% of 100
Summary
Origin:

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

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 08, 2017

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 tea leaves picked from ancient trees grown in deep mountainous area in Fengqing, Yunnan where the primitive ecological environments provide ideal organic growing conditions for black tea cultivation. The decomposition of the fallen leaves and wild fruits provide sufficient nutrients in the soil required by these tea trees luxuriated in this land for many years. This is just the secret why tea leaves from these trees are abundant in nutritious materials and can be endured for 8 infusions without bitterness. Overall, this tea will give you a rich, mellow taste, which is smooth and mild, followed by an enjoyable lingering sweetness sensation.

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 Yunnan Dianhong Teas is from Ecologic Tea Garden which locates in Pinghe village in Fengqing, with elevation of around 2000 metres. There the soil is fertile and vegetation index is high. With more than hundred Kilometer of ecologic environment without any source of pollution, it is a famous place producing Dianhong 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

An authentic Yunnan farmer, Mr. Zhou has been avidly contributing to the tea business for over 20 years. A short chat with Mr. Zhou revealed his passion and insistence of the traditional tea process. He values the quality inside tea and his experience came from spending most of his time on tea mountains. Mr. Zhou is passionate about bringing out the nature of tea to share with tea lovers around the world and claims that the best environment for growing perfect tea trees is in Fengqing.

Tea Farmer Mr Zhou

Origin

The Dian Hong Black Teas are produced in Fengqing, which is located in the south of Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a county in Lincang, one of the four famous Pu-erh production areas (Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, Lincang and Baoshan), and is one of the first origin places of tea in the world. It is famous for being the hometown of Yunnan black tea in Lincang. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing and drinking tea and it contains a throng of mountains alternated with rivers.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

This Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea is made from Fengqing large-leaf species that belong to Yunnan large-leaf species. The sexual propagation, arbour, super large-leaf means this big plant can reach over 6 meters tall. In 1984 the Fengqing large-leaf species was certified by the Chinese Government as national grade and was numbered as “Huacha NO. 13 (GsCT13)”. This species contains an abundant amount of tea polyphenol and catechin. The formation of these teas in the spring is 2.9% amino acid, 30.2% tea polyphenol, 3.2% caffeine and 13.4% catechin.

Fengqing large-leaf species

History

The best place to grow tea due to its natural environment is Fengqing, Yunnan and that’s where Dian Hong Black Tea was first produced in the 1930’s. The first batches were instantly popular and quickly exported through Hong Kong to England and other Western countries. Nowadays, Dian Hong is one of the most respected and widely known types of Chinese black tea. It is held with the utmost regard in China and is presented as gifts by the government to visiting dignitaries.

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