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Thank you Dag Wedin for this sample.

Dian Hong will always be one of my favourite teas and it’s hands down the tea that I have the most of in stock in various forms.

I also know I have been a little quiet this weekend but truth be told I have been feeling a little under the weather and a lot of my depression has re-surfaced but I hope to be more active. Perhaps the next day or two will lighten my emotions and get me back on form.

This tea has some wonderful, long and super golden leaves that feel a little hairy and very soft. The beautiful golden leaves have a sweet malted and gentle floral scent that’s very fresh and darkly fruited.

Brewing this in my Gongfu teapot – roughly 6g of loose tea and for three steeps.

Steep One – 1 minute – Tea is golden brown in colour with a thick and sweet malted aroma with a hint of dried prune.

Flavour is smooth, silken and sweet with elements of malt, fruit, flowers and honey. Very refreshing and it leaves a delicious fermented fruit after taste.

Steep Two – Two Minutes – This time it’s a little more earthern and wooden than it is fruity or sweet. A little astringent but soft enough to still be on the smooth side.

Steep Three – Three Minutes – Light golden brown in colour now. Very subtle and still with hints of malt and wood.

Overall this is a very tasty Dian Hong that is on the gentle side as far as strength is concerned. A definite recommendation to those interested in this one. :)

The only thing I would change would be to increase the steeping leaves to roughly 7g to improve the strength. This is purely down to personal taste.

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Lala

Hope you feel better soon!

Nxtdoor

Keep writing, we like seeing your posts :) I also second Lala’s sentiments, hope you feel better soon!

K S

I don’t think I have met a Yunnan black yet that I didn’t love.

looseTman

Kudos on your review. Do you have favorite teas you enjoy when you’re down?

KittyLovesTea

Thank you everyone for the pick me up :)

@looseTman I usually go for Dian Hong and strong blacks when I feel low, they are my all time favourite. On occasion a nice Pu Erh cheers me up too.

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Lala

Hope you feel better soon!

Nxtdoor

Keep writing, we like seeing your posts :) I also second Lala’s sentiments, hope you feel better soon!

K S

I don’t think I have met a Yunnan black yet that I didn’t love.

looseTman

Kudos on your review. Do you have favorite teas you enjoy when you’re down?

KittyLovesTea

Thank you everyone for the pick me up :)

@looseTman I usually go for Dian Hong and strong blacks when I feel low, they are my all time favourite. On occasion a nice Pu Erh cheers me up too.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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