Yun Nan Dian Hong Golden Tip Black Tea from Teavivre

The dry leaves of this tea are beautiful and aromatic, which I noticed as I opened the sample. The gold tips are distinctly visible before steeping. Since it’s a delicate tea with a recommended steeping temperature of 176 degrees, I allowed the water to cool for a couple of minutes after boiling before I lowered the infuser in. For the first steeping I allowed three minutes in about 8 ounces of water. It came out not exactly reddish but not super dark either, more of a dusky amberish. Quite a nice color. The scent was sweetly fragrant and a little Read More


TangYang GongFu Black Tea from Tao Tea Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Tao Tea Leaf Tea Description: Well known throughout the world, TangYang GongFu is a fully oxidized black tea from the Fujian province of China. The tea was created in the year 1371 during the dawn of the Ming Dynasty. This tea has a thick and heavy body and tastes bold and slightly sweet.  The brew is a perfect balance between the bitterness,  sweet, honey and fruit like flavors. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I may be ruffling some feathers of you Chinese black tea lovers out there, but I Read More


Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip from Teavivre

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 Read More