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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip from Teavivre

October24

Tea Type:
Black Tea

Where to Buy:
Teavivre

Product Description:

Origin: Fengqing, Yunnan, China

Ingredients: orange pekoe colored buds

Harvest time: Hand-picked in April, 2011

Taste: A rich, complex but smooth and fresh taste

Brew: 1-2 teaspoons for 8oz of water. Brew at 185 ºF (85 ºC) for 2 to 3 minutes (exact time depends on your taste – a longer time will give the tea a stronger taste and color)

Health Benefits: A good source of antioxidants and so will help reduce the risk of cancers and lessen the affects of aging. Black teas such as our Dian Hong also are considered to help prevent tooth decay and help lower your cholesterol levels.

Tasters Review:

I love the way the tea leaves look!  I know you aren’t supposed to judge a tea by the way the leaves look but I just love them!  I love the different colors, textures, shapes!  They are truly a work of natural art!  They look JUST LIKE the picture!

The first infusion ‘brewed’ very dark with a light fibery texture to the eye but not to the taste.  It was rather malty and quite tasty!  I decided to do an infusion test with this one and am glad that I did.  Multiple infusions with this black tea are fun and delightful!  I will say the overall malt-like flavor I mentioned wasn’t NOT over the top at all…it was just enough to give it some Umph!  The 2nd and 3rd infusions were less malty and a mellower toned-down black tea taste.  Still nice tho!  As for the 4th infusion – the tea color was MUCH lighter and the malt was near gone.  It was like a very gentle black tea but the neat part about the 4th infusion was that I could pick up on some fruity notes.  It was a nice surprise!

I really like this tea.  I would consider it a nice, solid, SHARING tea.  A good go-to when  you have people over.  It’s tasty stand-alone and has a great flavor but isn’t overly dark or strong either.  It’s a goodie!

 

 

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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