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Yunnan Gongfu Fragrant Black Tea

Smooth mouthfeel, notable floral aroma

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Yunnan Gongfu Fragrant Black Tea

Smooth mouthfeel, notable floral aroma

Rating:
92% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Lida Village, Desili, Mengyou Town, Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China (elevation of 1800 metres)

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

May 13, 2018

Dry Leaf:

Long and well-twisted strips with golden tips

Aroma:

Slight floral and fruity aroma

Liquor:

Bright orange yellow

Taste:

It tastes soft and mellow, sweet and fragrant

Tea Bush:

Fengqing large-leaf tea bush species

Tea Garden:

Lida Ecologic Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Less than 40% of a cup of coffee

Storage:

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

Shelf Life:

36 Months

Angel's Comment:

A good tea with excellent taste allows tea beginners to appreciate the smoothness of black tea and the astringency of aged raw pu-erh tea in one cup.

Gongfu Fragrant black tea is a tasty spring tea with an enduring flavor. The first two infusions bring out a soft, mellow mouthfeel with a slight sugar-cane sweetness in the throat, and a hint of a milky flavor remains afterwards and from the third infusion on a flavor reminiscent of aged raw pu-erh tea is presented.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
194℉ / 90℃ 194℉ / 90℃
2 Teaspoons / 2.5g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 2 - 5 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 5s, 7s, 9s, 12s, 18s, 28s, 28s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Our Yunnan Dianhong teas come from the Lida Ecological Tea Garden, in the southwest of Mengyou Town in Fengqing at an elevation of around 1800 meters. The soil here is fertile, with a high vegetation index; with over a hundred kilometers of ecological environment without any source of pollution, it is a famous and excellent place for producing Dianhong black tea.

Lida Tea Garden

Look into the distance standing by the tea garden.
Photograph by TeaVivre Member Chris

Lida Tea Garden

300-400 years old tea trees

300-400 years old tea trees in Lida ecologic tea garden.

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 advancement of the tea business for over 20 years. A short chat with him revealed to us his passion and insistence for the traditional processes of crafting tea; he values the quality inside the tea, and his experience comes from spending most of his time along the tea mountains. Mr. Zhou is passionate about bringing out the natural essence of tea to share with tea lovers around the world, and he claims that the best environment for growing perfect tea is in Fengqing.

Tea Famer Mr. Zhou

Origin

This Dian Hong black tea is produced in Fengqing, located south of Dianxi Longitudinal Valley. Fengqing is a country in the northwest of Lincang, one of the four famous pu-erh production areas (along with Xishuangbanna, Pu’er, and Baoshan), and is one of the original birthplaces of tea in the world. It is also famous for being the hometown of Yunnan black tea. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing, and drinking tea, and contains a beautiful throng of mountains webbed with rivers.

Map of Fengqing

Tea Bush

This Dian Hong black tea is made from the Fengqing large-leaf subspecies of the Yunnan large-leaf. It propagates sexually and takes the form of an arbour tree, meaning that it can grow to over six meters tall. 1984, the Fengqing large-leaf species was certified by the Chinese government as a national grade.

Fengqing wild tree

It contains an abundance of tea polyphenols (30.2%) and catechins (13.4%), as well as 2.9% amino acids and 3.2% caffeine.

History

The best place based on natural environment to grow tea is in Fengqing, Yunnan, which is where Dian Hong black tea was first produced in the 1930s. The first batches were instantly popular and quickly exported through Hong Kong to England and other western countries, and nowadays Dian Hong is one of the most respected and best-known types of Chinese black tea. It is held with the highest regard in China, and is often presented by the government as gifts to visiting dignitaries.

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