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Da Bai Tian

Recent Tasting Notes

90

This tea is the mellower sibling to the Grand Golden Needle. The flavors are still quite good but a little bit smoother and rounder. The Cocoa nib flavor is more present than the maltiness I find in Dian Hong usually.

The infusion is a classic deep red and the aroma has that sweet, dry and even a little bit floral aroma that takes me right back to the fields and factories where this tea was made!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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85

One of the many treasures I brought back from the most recent trip to China, this tea is rich and savory. Not as bold as its less-tippy cousins, this hong cha has a lightness of body and character that would normally have me thinking of a white silver needle. It’s not surprising, really, since the leaves are all buds. All the delicious cacao and savory spices are there in the aroma and taste, though, to remind you that you’re drinking a Dian Hong. A perfect combination of body and lightness for a summer evening.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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