"Dian Hong" Black Tea of Fengqing

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Black Tea
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Malt, Sweet, Smoke, Sweet Potatoes, Tannin, Honey
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Typical Preparation
Use 8 oz / 236 ml of water
Set water temperature to Boiling
Steep for 3 min, 30 sec
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6 Tasting Notes View all

“thank you gracebtlb She sent this my way in an awesome card full of puppies! I figured i might as well drink it think morning rather than adding it to my cupboard :) This is an interesting tea for...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown. This is a solid black tea. Good and malty, with sweet notes. Just a good tea of this style. Not a whole lot to say here. It can get a bit strong when overleafed. Very forgiving of...” Read full tasting note
“Have you ever roasted a sweet potato and left it in the oven just a little bit too long? The outside becomes dark brown and brittle, but the inside is still delicious and creamy. It smells slightly...” Read full tasting note
“I bought an ounce of this not expecting much because it was a cheaper tea ($4.50 an ounce) but I really enjoy this tea! I am a big fan of Keemun black tea and this is very similar. I believe the...” Read full tasting note


First produced in 1938 in one of the most pristine growing areas, Dian Hong literally means “Yunnan Red”. An everyday drinker, our Dian Hong is pretty versatile, having enough power to stand up to milk and/or sugar and yet delicious all on its own. Full bodied brewed strong or over multiple infusions, the reddish-brown tea liquor sits smoothly on the tongue with just a hint of maltiness and fruitiness.

Good for one long steep of 4 to 5 minutes, this tea lends itself well to the brewing of chai (spiced tea). We encourage the drinker to try 1 tsp of leaf in 8 ounces and beginning with infusions of 30 seconds and increasing from there. We usually get 4 to 5 great brews from this leaf with 208 degree water.

Even though this is a lower-priced tea than some of our others, do not fear… the tea is cleanly grown without pesticides in a growing environment that this writer was very impressed by when he visited in sping of 2012 – clean air, lush mountainsides and lovely people!

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