Yunnan Black (Dian Hong) from Peony Tea S.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Peony Tea S.

Tea Description:

Yunnan Black or Dian Hong is one of the most beloved of China’s black teas. It’s rich aroma, full flavor and natural citrusy taste makes it an excellent choice of lovers of black tea. It’s elegant reddish brown liquor adds a nice touch of elegance to this classy tea.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a delightful Dian Hong.

The aroma of the dry leaf is remarkable.  These tan and gold leaves smell sweet, reminiscent of that sweetness you might notice if smelling dates or dried fruit.  That fragrance is also noted in the brewed tea, although it is a bit softer in the brewed tea than it is in the dry leaf.

The sweet, date-like essence translates to the flavor as well… I get the taste of the date here, and even a hint of citrus comes through.  The citrus seems particularly noticeable in the aftertaste.

This tastes rugged and earthy … very masculine in character.  There are notes of leather, and even hints of cocoa in the background.  It has a very smooth flavor and texture, very rich, as if to envelop me in velvet-y smoothness.

This is my first experience with this tea company from Singapore, but, I have a couple other teas to try from them.  If they are even half as good as this Yunnan, I’m in for a real treat!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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