Dian Hong Pagoda is a Yunnan black tea is also named Yunnan Red Tea or Yunnan Gold Black Tea. it is a Chinese black tea which is used as a relatively high end gourmet black tea and is sometimes used in various tea blends. The main difference between Dian Hong and other Chinese black teas is the amount of fine leaf buds, or "golden tips," present in the dried tea. Fermented with lychee, rose and longan, Dian Hong teas produces a brew that is brassy golden orange in colour with a sweet, gentle aroma and no astringency. Cheaper varieties of Dian Hong produce a darker brownish brew that can be very bitter.
Teas grown in the Yunnan Province of China prior to the Han dynasty were typically exported in a compressed form similar to modern Pu-Ehr tea. Dian Hong is a relatively new product from Yunnan that began production in the early 20th century. The word "Diān" is the short name for the Yunnan region while "hóng" means "red (tea)"; as such, these teas are sometimes simply referred to as Yunnan Red or Yunnan Black. However, such references are often confusing due to the other varieties of teas produced in Yunnan as well as the ambiguous nature of the color classifications.
This is a hand shaped chinese black tea. Pearls are black tea leaves that are hand-twisted and dried into a little tea pagoda. When steeped in hot water, the tea ball slowly unfurls its leaves into a blossom right before your eyes in glass cup or tea pot. This tea has a bold coppery-red color, chocolate-like aroma and fine flowery, sweet flavour, with a complex and satisfying finish.
◆ Origin: Yunnan, China.
◆ Tasting & Appearance: the tea leaves are made of large-leaf variety black tea buds that covered with gold downy fuzz. The tea buds are bundled into a cone. Looks like a small pagoda. Strong floral fragrance. Rich aromas of flowers. When brewed, the tea cone gradually unfolds into a chrysanthemum, yellowish brown in color. The liquor is in bright orange color. It tastes smooth, mellow with mildly milk note.
◆ Notes & Well Being: medical research suggests that black teas assist in lowering cholesterol, preventing the absorption of cholesterol into the blood, gently stimulating the heart and circulatory system, keeping blood vessels soft, regulating blood sugar, and lowering blood pressure.
Dose of tea
1 Pagoda for 2 6oz Cups
195°F - 205°F
3 - 5 Minutes