Dian Hong Tea - Black Needle Tea

One of the most well-known teas in China yet largely undiscovered abroad. This beautiful mix of black and yellow tea tips is more than just a pleasure to the eye. Yunnan Dian Hong tea leaves are grown around 1000 meters above sea level, and in the cold mountain temperatures allow the leaves grow slowly, acquiring an uniquely intense taste. Steep and discover a yellow gold infusion that is worth a treasure.

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This is Dian Hong is a mouthwateringly good Yunnan black tea with a unique flavor. Our Dian Hong has an enticing aroma, reminiscent of dark chocolate and toast, and a taste sweet and delicious.

This black tea isn’t just elegant in taste, but also has a noteworthy appearance consisting of young leaves as well as golden buds in the shape of needles. The amount of golden buds to leaves is optimized for a perfectly balanced intensity of flavor and aroma.

Dian Hong 'Gong Fu'

This Yunnan black tea is also referred to as ‘Dian Hong Gong Fu’. The latter part of it’s name as a similar meaning to the material arts term ‘Kung Fu’ and refers to the discipline and skill needed to produce a good Dian Hong.

Dian Hong Tea Benefits

The combined effects of the caffeine in black tea and aromatic substances, can increase blood flow and improve metabolism to get rid of acid, excessive salt (hypertension), as well as ease of heart disease. The black tea polyphenols in Dian Hong tea have an anti-inflammatory effect. Other health benefits of Dian Hong tea includes anti-caries, anti-aging, lowering blood sugar, balancing/lowering blood pressure, anti-cancer, anti-radiation.

Additional Info
Additional Info
Steeping time 4 min
Steeping temperature 95 °C - 200 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 1.5 tbsp
Tea Year 2020
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content high
Tea Region Fengqing Village
Tea Province Yunnan
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 滇红
Customer Reviews (3)
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Really love this one - alongside the Yunnan Gold it's one of my 2 favorites. Always good for multiple steepings throughout the day and remains my comfort pick. Have already ordered this twice - will be seeing more of me in the future. Review by Mack (Posted on 3/27/2019)
Describing this tea as "mouthwateringly good" is just lying. I don't know if I got an old batch or something but I can get better quality from the plastic buckets here in Chinatown, and for a lot cheaper. I tried 4 minute steepings as instructed and 30 second gong fu steepings at 100 C and 85 C. Dull and generic flavor. 5 USD for 100 gram would be a more appropriate price for this kind of quality. Review by Ruud (Posted on 1/27/2019)
Everyone I've shared this with loves it. Nice and smooth. Review by Edward (Posted on 7/22/2015)
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