Yunnan Black Teas and Yunnan Dian Hong Tea: easy guide, top 5 best teas

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Last updated: September 2, 2019 at 23:41 pm

What is Yunnan Dian Hong tea?

Dian Hong is a classic Chinese black tea grown in Yunnan province. In fact, there are different varieties of Yunnan black tea, from very fine, golden, high end to cheaper, brownish and more bitter types.

What kind of tea is it?

Yunnan black teas are rich, malty, with complex flavor. Cheaper varieties could be bitter, they are mostly used in blends.

Tea tips

Quality Dian Hong, “Golden Yunnan”, contains a high amount of young tea buds.  During the production of tea, when the tea leaves are getting dried and oxidized, the buds turn pale golden. The value of the Yunnan tea depends on the quantity of “golden tips” on the dry tea leaves.

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 th..
Dian Hong black tea, also known as Yunnan black, is one of China’s most famous black teas. This Golden Tip Dian Hong has lots of orange pekoe along the dry leaves, and brews up with an absolutely lovely rich taste and aroma.This hand-picked and manually-produced tea is made from the buds and leaves of the Yunnan large-leaf variety of tea trees. After picking, the l..
The Yunnan Province of South-western China is one of the cradles of fine tea production, and this Yunnan Golden Special Organic black tea is a true prince among them! Grown and cultivated by tea farmers with a distinguished history going back for many generations, Yunnan Golden Special Organic is cultivated at the highest altitudes of between 1,800 and 2,100 metres ab..
Yunnan Jig is a black tea from the Yunnan province of China, the birthplace of tea itself. Yunnan black tea is easily identified by its abundance of soft golden tips, and savory cocoa and black pepper flavors. It is a very forgiving tea; will not taste bitter when over-steeped. Our Yunnan Jig black tea has a sweet, almost creamy aroma. Rich and savory flavor, with..
Black Dragon Pearls is a rare, hand-rolled variety of black tea with a smooth, rich and chocolatey taste. Hailing from the Yunnan province, this black tea version of the popular Dragon Pearl is comprised of only the highest quality leaves and buds, expertly rolled into a large pearl-like shape. Black Dragon Pearls are naturally sweet and smooth, with a touch of e..

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