Feng Qing Gold Tips - 2011

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Feng Qing county is the home of Dian Hong, known as Yunnan Black tea in the west. In fact, the original tea factory in Feng Qing has been producing some of the most sought after Dian Hong for export since 1939.

Our Feng Qing Gold Tips is made up entirely of tiny, delicate, fuzzy golden buds from the earliest Spring harvest of 2011. Simply stated, this is an impeccably produced, classic, all bud Dian Hong Cha. When steeped, the tea liquor reveals itself as a sweet, malty and vigorous cup of black tea. The finish is smooth and long lasting, and it makes for a very satisfying morning cup. It takes milk and sugar well, but I strongly suggest at least trying this tea without milk or sugar to better enjoy the full effect of the lovely, lingering malty-sweet aftertaste.

About Dian Hong Teas:

Dian Hong translates literally as ‘Yunnan Red.’ Dian is another name for Yunnan Province, named for the Bronze Age Dian Kingdom that was later incorporated into the Han Empire. In China, what we refer to as ‘black’ tea is called ‘red’ tea because the infused liquor is a reddish brown color.

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This is delicious. Really one of the best black teas I have had in a loooong time. I steeped my cup for around 3 minutes in my infuser mug. I’m not one that normally finds strange and interesting flavors in teas, but this definitely seems unique. I’m getting a delicious load of malt with chocolate-y notes and cinnamon. The finish is mildly pungent but oh, so terrific! I was surprised at how bold and assertive this tea was, but it’s still easy to drink it plain. I am in black tea heaven! Definitely getting more of this ASAP!

Sorry I can’t write more but I’m kind of busy this morning! A+!

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Sounds GREAT! Enjoy!

Scott B

Do you think this is the same type of tea they use to make Teavivre’s Fengqing Dragon Pearls?


@Scott B- I have no idea, sorry

Doug F

I’ve been buying a Feng Qing from Yunnan Sourcing for the past couple of years and it is the best black tea I have ever had. I’m waiting for my shipment of the spring harvest. The shipping is expensive but the tea is ridiculously cheap.


@DO\oug – good to know! How much is shipping?

Doug F

About $15 air mail from China. They have a few different dian hongs that are out of this world. One is only $9 for 100 grams! The others are not much more expensive. When I found these teas I felt like I had hit the mother lode of Yunnan golden needles/tips. Look also at the Imperial Mojiang gold bud, maybe the best of the lot and only $14 for a generous 100 gram pouch.

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