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No. 143 - Organic Yun Nan Dian Hong (Golden Tip) Black Tea

Quick Overview

Dian Hong black tea, also known as Yunnan black tea, is one of China's most famous black teas. This is the highest grade Dian Hong generally available in China – called Golden Tip Dian Hong. It has lots of orange pekoe in the dried tea, and brews into an absolutely great tasting, golden colored tea, with very rich taste and aroma.

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History

Though black teas have been crafted in China for probably close to 2,000 years, the history of this particular type of black tea – Dian Hong – only stretches back about 100 years. Dian Hong was first crafted in the 1930's a man by the name of Feng Shaoqiu. The first batches of Dian Hong were instantly popular, and were exported through Hong Kong to England, where it became very much sought after due to its high price and favor with the Queen at the time, who preferred it – somewhat scandalously – to the in-favor Indian teas commonly drunk at that time.

Now Dian Hong has become one of the most respected and widely known types of Chinese black tea. Held in extremely high regard in China, it is often presented by the government there as gifts to visiting dignitaries.


Introduction of the farmer

Mr Zhou Zhirong, who is an authentic Yunnan people, has been in tea business for more than 20 years. We deeply felt his insist of traditional tea process by communicating with him. He said: “Most of my time is spent on tea mountain. I think the most important is the essential quality inside the tea.” “There’s the best tea trees and best environment in Fengqing. What we need to do is to bring the natural of tea to all the tea lovers”.


Where is Dian Hong black tea produced?

Our Dian Hong black teas are produced by Fengqing which is located in the south of Dianxi Longitudinal valley, Fengqing is famous as the hometown of Yunnan black tea in Lincang and is one of the original places of tea in the world. In Fengqing lies a succession of mountains, which alternate with rivers. Fengqing has a long history of planting, producing and drinking tea. The Superfine Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea was successfully produced in Fengqing in 1958, which then has a national reputation.

Map of Yunnan province


Brief Health Info

Being a fully oxidised – or fermented – black tea, Dian Hong does not have the same level of antioxidants that our White and Green teas have, however it is still a good source of these and so will also 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.

Be careful with this tea to not over brew it, as you will then loose much of the complex, subtle rich tastes that are its highlights.

Additional Information

Ingredients Black Tea
Product of: China
Region(s) Yunnan Province - Fengqing County
Antioxidants Medium
Caffeine Medium
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic Yes
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 176 F / 80 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 5 g
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) 10s, 5s, 5s, 5s, 10s, 15s
Western Method (Water Amount) 16.9 fl oz / 500 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 176 F / 80 C
Western Method (Amount) 2 Tablespoons
Western Method (Time) 2-5 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No