Dian Hong

This Black Tea, or Red Tea in China, has a luscious, dark chocolate dipped fruit note that is delightfully sweet with a caramel and sweet bean paste taste which is well balanced with the malty flavour of a Black or Red Tea.  There is a lingering aftertaste reminiscent of liquorice. The tea liquid is bright red in colour with a strong aroma matching the taste.

Our Dian Hong is a Black/Red Tea from Yunnan province in China and is famous for its golden appearance and rich chocolatey flavour. This tea is made from the Daye cultivar which is a large leaf wild tea plant that can reach the height of a large tree and is usually used for producing Puer Teas.

This very fine Dian Hong is made from delicate young tea buds which are covered in fine hairs and the dried tea leaves appear bright orange in colour.  This is because of the rich antioxidants and low level of chlorophyll in the young tea buds.  The tea liquor is bright red in colour with a strong aroma, a sweet taste and dark chocolate notes. The flavour reminds of chocolate dipped fruit, sweet bean paste and caramel, which is well balanced with the malty flavour of a red tea and lingering aftertaste reminiscent of liquorice.

In China and other East Asian countries Black Tea is known as Red Tea which refers to the colour of the infusion and the wet tea leaves. The term “Black Tea” in China is commonly used to classify post-fermented teas, also known as cooked Puer.