Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

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

Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea
Growing Area:  Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan
Tea type:  Black tea
Harvest season:  Spring tea
Dry leaf:  The leaves are shiny brown, curly, wiry and well twisted with a high percentage of golden tips evident.

Aroma:  akin to rose scent mixed with fruity and honey aroma.
Liquor color:  bright orange red
Mouthfeel:  It has rich, mellow taste and long-lasting fragrance/ ancient tree flavor.
Tea species:  Fengqing large leaf ancient tree
Tea age:  Over 800 years
Fermentation:  Fully fermented

Caffeine Scale:  40mg/237ml
Storage:  Keep this tea in an airtight container away from high temperature, sunlight, moisture and abnormal taste.
Shelf Life:  36 months


Description

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.

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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.


Recommend Brewing Method


Western Method:

  • Chinese Gongfu Way
  • Teapot: 17 oz / 500 ml
  • 194℉ / 90 ℃
  • Use 7 Grams Tea
  • Brewing time: 5-8 mins
  • Teapot may be your choice

Chinese Gongfu Way:

  • Gaiwan: 3 oz / 85 ml
  • 194℉ / 90℃
  • Use 5 Grams Tea
  • 6 steeps : rinse, 5s,10s,15s, 20s, 30s, 50s...
  • Gaiwan may be your choice.

Tea farmer

Mr. Zhou Zhirong, who is an authentic Yunnan people, has been in tea business for more than 20 years. We deeply felt his insist of traditional tea process by communicating with him. He said: “Most of my time is spent on Tea Mountain. I think the most important is the essential quality inside the tea.” “There’s the best tea trees and best environment in Fengqing. What we need to do is to bring the natural of tea to all the tea lovers”.

farmer in tea garden

Mr Zhou in his tea garden

Producing area

Our Dian Hong black teas are produced by Fengqing which is located in the south of Dianxi Longitudinal valley. Fengqing is famous as the hometown of Yunnan black tea in Lincang and is one of the original places of tea in the world. In Fengqing lies a succession of mountains, which alternate with rivers. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing and drinking tea. The Superfine Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea was successfully produced in Fengqing in 1958, which then has a national reputation.

Map of Yunnan province


Tree species

The tea tree in Fengqing is Fengqing large leaf species (belongs to Yunnan large leaf species). It is the variety of sexual propagation, arbor, super large leaf, origin in Fengqing, big plant which could reach the height over 6 meters, with the leaf at length of 12.6 – 20.5 centimeters and width of 5.2 – 8.1 centimeters. In 1984 the Chinese government certificated Fengqing large leaf species as national grade, and numbered it as “Huacha NO. 13 (GsCT13)”. Fengqing large leaf species contains a large amount of tea polyphenol and catechin. Usually in spring teas there are 2.9% of amino acid, 30.2% of tea polyphenol, 3.2% of caffeine and 13.4% of catechin.


History

Though black teas have been crafted in China for probably close to 2,000 years, the history of this particular type of black tea – Dian Hong – only stretches back about 100 years. Dian Hong was first crafted in the 1930's a man by the name of Feng Shaoqiu. The first batches of Dian Hong were instantly popular, and were exported through Hong Kong to England, where it became very much sought after due to its high price and favor with the Queen at the time, who preferred it – somewhat scandalously – to the in-favor Indian teas commonly drunk at that time. Now Dian Hong has become one of the most respected and widely known types of Chinese black tea. Held in extremely high regard in China, it is often presented by the government there as gifts to visiting dignitaries.


Collections: Black Tea, Loose Leaf Teas, Teas

Category: Black Tea

Type: Black Tea

Vendor: PureTea


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