Place of Origin
Guangnan, Yunnan Province, China
Month and Year of Picking
Rich and distinct honey flavour
Yunnan is best known for its fermented Pu-erhs, but there’s also striking diversity in the province’s population of cultivars and tea varieties. Some of these teas are truly fantastic, and amongst them, Dianhong stands out as a particularly shining example of gourmet black tea.
Dianhong is distinguished from other Chinese blacks by the quantity of golden tips in the dried tea. These tips brew to a gentle reddish brown, which give the tea its name, meaning ‘Yunnan red’. Our Yunnan Needle is a fascinating variation on a classic; shaped into long needles, it is a darker variety of Dianhong that yields an amber brew of remarkably honey-like dimensions.
Yunnan’s mysterious landscape, criss-crossed with meandering rivers and strewn with cloud-veiled mountains, is also the legendary birthplace of tea and home to the world’s oldest tea trees. This delicious Dianhong is an excellent introduction to a tea region of intimidating prestige, and its a great example of what a single estate tea from Yunnan can taste like.