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

Last updated: August 20, 2020 at 10:41 am

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.

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.
Yunnan Golden Curls

Yunnan Golden Curls

A beautiful black tea from the Yunnan province of China, composed exclusively of curled silky-soft golden leaves. A deeply layered cup with notes of cocoa, spice, black pepper and raisins. The texture is equally complex, with a mouthfeel akin to liquid velvet and soft astringency. The aroma of the Yunnan Golden Curls is creamy and savory, with hints of warm toffee and sweet potatoes. Take time to appreciate this exquisite tea and the Yunnan artisans who continue to craft it.
Yunnan Fancy Loose Leaf

Yunnan Fancy Loose Leaf

Yunnan Fancy's rich, full body is popular with tea drinkers, coffee lovers, and all who venture to try this tea with the somewhat unfamiliar name. While the aroma is toasty, floral and woodsy, the flavor is honey-sweet with firm fruity and spicy notes. It has a rich and broad body with a tangy-dry finish that is unique and very satisfying.
Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Tree Black Tea

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.
Rose Dian Hong Black Tea

Rose Dian Hong Black Tea

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

Award Winning Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip

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.
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; 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

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.

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