When tropical climate meets large leaves, the end product is a black tea that is so naturally sweet you would think it is made with honey.
ABOUT THE TEA
Dian Hong (滇红) is one of the most popular black teas of China originating from Yunnan Province on the South-Western border of the country.
The tea is produced each spring with fresh buds of the locally grown Camellia sinensis var. assamica plant. The larger-leaf varietal of the tea plant produce larger buds covered in fur, which results in a golden outfit after oxidation and drying of the leaves.
The tropical, humid, hot and wet climate of Yunnan Province produces this black tea with a playful profile packing naturally sweet notes of acacia honey and malt with a long-lasting, pleasant aftertaste.
WHEN DO WE DRINK IT?
As a black tea made of large buds, it is a potent tea that is rich in caffeine. We like it most as a morning tea of colder days, but it is also a good fit for early afternoons to give yourself a productivity boost.
- 150ml clay or ceramic teaware
- spring, mineral or filtered water
- 15-20 second infusions at 90-95°C
- up to 7-8 steepings in one tea session