I love Dian Hong. The leaf smells malty and that is not lost in the cup. The main flavor is browned cocoa. There is a little roastiness in the background that gives it the browned note. The second cup shifts gears. The first cup flavors step back and allow straw and horse tack to come into play! These are not heavy notes like in puerh but they were definitely there. Third cup changes again – very sweet and the taste is milk chocolate with fruit notes. I really liked this one.
Dian Hong-Broken Standard (AKA Dian Hong-Yunnan Black Tea-Broken Black mixed with Tender Gold Buds)
This black tea is made of old Yunnan tea bush material. The quality is really good and could be easily re-steeped for over 3 times.
It is ideal for for making fruit tea. Cost effective.
The tea leaves are in dark brown color and mixed with gold downy buds.
Aroma and Taste
Rich aromas of fruit with floral fragrance. When brewed, the leaves are spread and gradually change into dark red color.
The liquor is in bright orange color. It tastes smooth, mellow with mildly sour fruity note. It is different from the golden buds Dian Hong which is often giving a thick milky flavor. This tea is fresh and fruity.
Highly recommend using this tea to make fruit tea by mixing it with fruits. Both taste and aroma are quite match.