Yunnan Black - Dian Hong - Limited Harvest
Yunnan Black - Dian Hong - Limited Harvest
Yunnan Black - Dian Hong - Limited Harvest

Yunnan Black - Dian Hong - Limited Harvest

Regular price $9.00

Style: Black

Origin: Yunnan Province, China

Description: Yunnan Province has the oldest tea cultivation history in the world. Mountainous elevations and mild temperatures offer ideal growing conditions for the Camellia sinensis var. sinensis plants. This terroir, with its unique soil profile, adds to the popular, rich, and mildly toasty flavour of Yunnan’s local dian hong (red teas). Yunnan Black offers a wonderfully rich and satisfying everyday steep. 

Tasting Notes: The steep of Yunnan Black is smooth, with a well-rounded palate from start to finish. There is little to no astringency even as the tea sits in the cup. The aroma is rich with hints of caramel. Notes of sweet grasses roll through the steep, with the flavours and delicate bitterness of dark chocolate. The golden tipped tea buds add a rich and slight cane sugar sweet finish, typical of teas from Yunnan. The second steep maintains this depth and complexity. 

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. Steep 3-5 minutes. Re-steep 4-6 minutes. 

Optional addition of a quick rinse with 100ºC water and letting the leaves steam covered before the initial steeping will bring out even greater complexity of the leaves.

Organic.

China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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