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 used in blends such as English Breakfast.
- 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.