Feng Qing Classic 58 Dian Hong Premium Yunnan Black Tea

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Brown Sugar, Brown Toast, Chocolate, Earth, Fig, Malt, Oats, Yams, Cocoa, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Bread, Dried Fruit, Honey, Molasses, Raisins, Dates, Leather, Mineral, Smoke, Wood
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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 7 g 6 oz / 188 ml

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A premium Feng Qing black tea made entirely from first flush spring 2013 tea. Small leaf/bud sets were hand-picked and expertly processed into this classic style of Dian Hong first mastered by the Feng Qing tea factory in 1958.

The taste of “Classic 58 Dian Hong” is at malty, floral, sweet and slightly bitter all at once. Very textured taste, pungent aroma and long-lasting feeling in the mouth!

- Small batch processing

- Limited quantity from this single family producer!

- Tea bushes are betwen 50 and 70 years old!

- Original Feng Qing tea bush varietal from Qing Dynasty!

Mid-March 2013 Harvest!

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239 tasting notes

I used 7g in a 220ml yixing pot.
Three infusions
1: 1min 90C
2: 2min 90C
3: 3min 90C

Malty slightly sweet. A bit of dark chocolate? A very slight astringency on the aftertaste.

A superb black tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Spring 2017 production.

The description is accurate, “malty, floral, sweet and slightly bitter all at once.”

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256 tasting notes

My stash of black teas grow dangerously low! I’ve got a big YS order on the way though, so maybe it will arrive before I run out. Not likely though because I chose SAL shipping.

Drinking the spring 2015 version. This is a good, fairly run-of-the-mill Yunnan black. It’s malty and lightly chocolaty with notes of brown sugar, toasty bread, and yams. Also just faintly fruity like figs. A good daily drinker, but prefer black teas with a little more “personality” if that makes sense; something that makes them unique. This one is pretty stereotypical in it’s “dian hong” qualities.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Brown Toast, Chocolate, Earth, Fig, Malt, Oats, Yams

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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239 tasting notes

I’m starting to lose track of all these Chinese blacks. I think I will need to do a comparison session one day to see how they relate to each other.

The brew smelled like a chocolate malted sweet potato, and pretty much tasted the same. The main flavor was a malty sweet potato with an aftertaste of cocoa. A very nice tea, but not the best I’ve had.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Sweet Potatoes

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Didn’t sleep too well last night for some reason, but I am up getting my caffeine injection for the day.

This is another of Yunnan Sourcing tea of the month club, I have the Autumn 2014 version. Beautiful, dark slender leaves that are stick like in shape. I haven’t been a huge fan of all dian hong black teas I’ve tried in the past, but I like this one. It smells like a cup of spicy hot chocolate and tastes malty & sweet. there are some interesting notes in here for sure. Something roasty and something kinds spicy like cinnamon.

A very smooth tea with no astringency or bitterness. I am sipping on it plain but it would also be ok with a splash of milk. Something tells me I will need a LOT of tea to get through this day!

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp
8954 tasting notes

terriharplady my dearest tea sisiter, let me have a bit of this when i was at her house exploring her teas haha. I have to say that this is a really delicious tea from YS. It actually hit the spot a little better than LB this morning, but don’t tell LB that! I brewed this one western for ease and was left with a really delicious, slightly sweet but malty cup of tea. i didn’t get much astringency in the cup, which was nice. I’ll have to try the other teal of this variety that i picked up from terri as well and see how it compares.

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972 tasting notes

Good morning, Steepster! This is my Yunnan Sourcing black tea of choice for this morning, and it was sent to me by a lovely tea friend. The leaves of this tea are quite beautiful – they’re long and thin and very straight, similar to pine needles. Color is mostly dark grey/brown with about 30% golden tips. Dry scent is sweet honey and malt, om nom nom.

The steeped cup smells malty and somewhat sweet with mild dark fruity notes. Wow, this tastes completely different than I expected. It’s dominated by dark notes of earth, wood, and mineral with a tiny touch of smoke. Definitely not a sweet tea! There is a bit of molasses-like, dark richness but it doesn’t add sweetness here. In the aftertaste I pick up on a hint of dark fruitiness, such as raisin or date. Overall, this is a very manly tea. :P

Flavors: Dates, Earth, Leather, Malt, Mineral, Molasses, Raisins, Smoke, Wood

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

It sounds like a Keemun or a Shou.


cowboy tea

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I had this tea today at work. I don’t remember much except I liked it. I think it was a little malty, a little chocolately. It was good.


Today has not been a good day at work.


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Lewis and Clarke TTB

This tea is pretty, brown and gold leaves twisted into strands.
4g 4oz 195F 1,2,3 minute steeps. Sweetened

The first cup is dark and malty, and a touch of dark cocoa. The second cup looses the cocoa, and is very malty. The third brings back some of the cocoa again. I don’t know if its because of the sweetener I added, but I (thankfully) didn’t get any bitterness from this.


Flavors: Cocoa, Malt

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

Sounds good! We didn’t have this one.

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ahhhh…nothing like a cup of deliciousness & the time to enjoy it.
I made one of my awesome breakfasts, & drank a couple of steeps of this one, with it’s rich malty & sweet taste, nice thick & kind of shiny mouth, hint of florals & tantalizing bitter edge. I’m sure it would be even better gongfu, but we do what we can.

The 2 yixings I ordered came this week. I started seasoning one of them for smokey zheng shan xiao zhong types, & my plans for the other one was for either yunnan or fujian, but I’m having a hard time making up my mind which.
Now I’m having 2nd thoughts about the smokey tea, & thinking I might reboil that one & start over…or maybe I’ll order another tiny teapot…LOL

Heading out to my youngest Grandchild’s birthday party (he’s 8 now), but I plan to spend the rest of the weekend in my PJs, sipping teas & getting caught up on all my favorite steepster friend’s reviews (there are so many of you!)


Happy Birthday to Grandson! Have fun!


Oh Terri – did the brocade one come??


i want to do that! stupid work. I miss steepster peeps and being able to relax so much :(


Here’s to leisurely Saturdays with children. (My mom used to say, “Kids spell love T-I-M-E.” She was a pretty smart cookie.)


Always enjoy reading your reviews. You have so many interesting teas.


just use it for both Yunnan and Fuijan. not a super huge diff in flavor.

Terri HarpLady

apt…I was also sort of thinking that :)
Priss – yes! it came yesterday, & it’s beautiful, AND they included 2 yixing cups as well!


Oh Squeal!!!!! I’m all jealous and stuff. Have you decided which tea it’s gonna be for? I feel like I have this unnatural interest in your teapot. I’m like yixing voyeur girl.


(oh crap I hope I spelled voyeur right, because I already for voilà wrong)


got. not for. sigh

Terri HarpLady

LOL, why are you jealous? Didn’t you just get a new yixing too recently? :)
Anyway, I haven’t christened it yet, but I’m thinking lovely golden Dian hong types


I got, ahem maybe a couple of them, but my really pretty one with the leaves carved into it hasn’t gotten here yet. I REALLY the love the shape and everything about that brocade one. So beautiful. And Dian Hong would be PERFECT for it

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