Dian hong is the first ever Black Tea of Yunnan.It was created in 1938 using high quality tea leaves from Fengqing. This tea was originally to be named Yunhong,which means Yunnan Red.Yunnan Tea Company later changed Yunhong to Dianhong in 1939.Dian is the abbreviation of Yunnan.
The tea tree is oolong tea specie,the fresh tea leaves will turn into dark color after produced.It is not like Fengqing large leaf specie, which can has golden buds covered with pekoe.Tea leaves of Chinese Red from organic tea trees which live in advantaged natural environment,and the outturn of Chinese Red is less than 500kg per year.Not only the unique environmental condition,but also the stringent process makes it brilliant.In order to release the fragrance of Chinese Red,the temperature must be controlled about 150 C and the tea will be dried for 3 to 4 times.Even if steep Chinese Red in cold water,it would exhibit wonderful flavor.Chinese Red is considered the highest grade of Dian Hong.
The dried tea appears dark color.The tea liquor is bright red in color.The leaves are reddish brown after being brewed.
Best Taste: 1st to 3rd brewing
It has a rich aroma and exhibits a gentler aroma than Dian Hong Golden Buds.The unique flavor is smooth with a hint of natural sweetness that fills the entire palate.
Black tea is known for its amazing health benefits.It contains theaflavins and thearubigins which are known to reduce the signs of aging and stress.It is also known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and even Parkinson’s Disease.
In 1986,Yunnan Black Tea was presented to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift during her visit to Yunnan
In 2010,Yunnan Black Tea was presented to president and premier of Sri Lanka as a gift during their visit to Yunnan
In 2013,Yunnan Black Tea was presented to Princess Katarina as a gift when China Impression tea-drinking ceremony at Kensington Palace in London
In 2015,Yunnan Black Tea was presented to Prince William as a gift during his visit to Yunnan.
We recommend using purple clay or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 grams of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 95°c (203°F) for 1 minute for the 1st and 2nd brewing.Steep tea leaves in hot water at 80°c (176°F) more than 3rd brewing. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.Please bide boiled water for minutes to obtain hot water at 80°c (176°F),don’t mix with cold water.