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Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea: easy guide, top 7 best teas

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 does Yunnan Dian Hong tea taste like?

Yunnan black teas are rich, malty, with complex flavor. Cheaper varieties could be used in black tea blends such as English Breakfast.

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.
  • Also, try other Chinese black tea varieties. Some of the most popular are Keemun, Golden Monkey, and Lapsang Souchong.

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Yunnan Jig
Yunnan Jig

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; it will not taste bitter when over-steeped. Our Yunnan Jig black tea has a sweet, almost creamy aroma. Rich and savory flavor, with a slight cocoa powder finish. Earthy and spicy and soft, smooth mouthfeel and finish. Classic Yunnan.

Black Dragon Pearls
Black Dragon Pearls

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 earthiness. Subtle cocoa notes whisper gently as each pearl unfurls, delivering a superior tea experience not to be missed. We suggest using 2-3 pearls per cup for the fullest flavor.

Award Winning Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea - Golden Tip
Award Winning Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip

Orange fluffy buds, taste sweet. 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 leaves are meticulously processed by hand using the traditional 'Gongfu' techniques, and are then fully oxidized.

Rose Dian Hong Black Tea
Rose Dian Hong Black Tea

Rose fragrance, mellow taste. This tea is made with roses from France known for their rich fragrance. The result of the mixing with Dian Hong black tea from Yunnan produces with pleasing tea, bringing you a fantastic experience combining the tea's mellow, sweet flavor with the bright fragrance of the roses.

Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea
Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

Sweet potato fragrance, Sweet honey, mellow taste. 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 these trees, resilient through at least eight steeps without the slightest hint of bitterness. Overall this tea has a rich, mellow taste, smooth and mild at the same time, and followed by a lingering sweetness.

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