Chinese black tea from Yunnan province is known within China as “Dianhong” tea. “Dian” is the old name for the people who lived in the region until the 2nd Century BC, and “Hong” means red, which is what black tea is referred to in China. Made mostly from the local assamica varietal of the tea plant and sometimes from wild or semi-wild growing tea trees, Yunnan black teas account for around 25% of Yunnan’s tea production and typically contain a high proportion of large downy buds.
This fine example of a black tea from Yunnan was produced on an organic farm at an altitude of 1000 m. The large black leaves with abundant golden tips that make up this Chinese black tea tea yield a bright and clear amber infusion and a rich flavour that is velvety and mellow. With larger leaves, a fuller body and more intense than our organic Keemun Mao Feng, this tea has a slight malty note. Fans of our Assam Mangalam black tea and stronger Ceylon black teas such as the New Vithanakande style tea are sure to enjoy the depth and strength of this unusual Chinese black tea.
OriginYongde County, Yunnan Provinz, China
FlavoursMalty, with hints of caramel.
Time3 - 5 Min
From controlled organic cultivation