The strong and slightly sweet mouthfeel has aromas of dark cocoa, caramel and floral tones. This tea is equally delicious if drank straight or with a touch of honey.
Hand-shaped like a pagoda, but once it is brewed, it opens up like a blossom.
The word Dianhong contains 2 Chinese words, “Dian” is the abbreviation for Yunnan province and “hong” is red in Chinese. In China, it is categorized as “hongcha”, meaning “red tea” in Chinese. Chinese named the tea by the color of the tea liquid. In English, “hongcha” is referred to as black tea, named after the color of the oxidized leaves.
Dianhong has a relatively short history as compared to the mother of all black teas, Lapsang Souchong. Developed in Yunnan in 1939, using the assamica variety of camellia sinensis, or often referred to by the Chinese as Yunnan Big Leaf variety.
More about this pagoda dianhong:
- Tea type: Flower black tea
- Other name: Fengqing black tea
- Cultivar: Fengqing Big Leaf Cultivar
- Region: Fengqing County, Yunnan Province, China
- Plant age: 20 years
- Altitude: 600m/2000ft
- Harvest: Mid-April 2017
“A tea with energy and power, I can sense the heat going through my body after a few sips of this tea.” – Karen, Qi Aerista’s Tea Specialist.
Brewing dianhong pagoda:
- 1 pagoda tea leaves
- 1 cup (230ml/8oz) water
- 100oC/212oF brewing temperature
- 4 minutes brewing time
Brewing with Qi Aerista Smart Tea Brewer:
Start automatic brewing with a tap on the 'black' mode on the touch panel.
Brewing with Qi Aerista app:
Simply scan the QR code on the tea package using the Qi Aerista app. Your smart tea maker will be set to brew that perfect cup. No fuss, just fun!
Qi Aerista is founded by husband & wife team of Dr. Rick Ha and Karen Wan. Our mission is to SAVE THE WORLD from BADLY BREWED TEA.
Rick grew up in Hong Kong, a city vibrant with tea culture from the East & West. His childhood is haunted by the horrors of badly brewed tea that ruined family meals and other special occasions.
"What if there is a better way to prevent badly brewed tea from ruining the important moments of our lives?" Rick asked.
Our startup journey began in 2013, where we focused on developing an automatic tea making solution that makes it easy for anyone to brew any type of tea perfect to your taste every time.
Since our market launch in July 2018, we have shipped thousands of brewers and tea packages to over 60 countries.
With our brewer, app and quality tea, Qi Aerista delivers a truly fun IoTea experience to tea lovers around the world.
WHAT IS QI AERISTA TEA?
Hello there! We are a Hong Kong based tea company founded in 2013 specialized in premium Chinese loose leaf teas. We are a group of tea fanatics that are always on the search for great tasting teas. Before our teas get into our shop, they underwent rounds of reviews including taste, aroma and appearance. These tests are led by Karen, our in-house tea specialist, also our co-founder. Karen is an accredited tea taster and tea artists.
WHAT MAKES YOUR TEA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TEAS?
As you are already aware, we have a limited selection of teas. It's not because we like to keep a small stock (~hopefully that's not the case), it's because we only sell those teas that we enjoy ourselves and it is reasonable priced.
At the same time, we put food safety as our #1 priority. Our teas are freshly sourced from tea farms in China that practice biodynamic or organic farming. Our tea farmers care about their plantation and teas as much as we care about our cup of tea.
WHAT IS YOUR SHIPPING POLICY?
We will try to fulfill your orders as soon as we received them. Our goal is to dispatch them no later than 2 2 working days after your order is placed. Shipping usually takes 10-30 days for standard delivery depending on where you are. Please be mindful of the potential additional shipping time during holidays or during unexpected events (e.g. strikes, natural disasters).
WHAT IS YOUR TEA CLUB CANCELLATION POLICY?
You can cancel your subscription any time before the next scheduled shipment of your Tea Club package.
For prepaid subscriptions, you can request a refund for any unused portions as calculated by the Prepaid Amount minus the Number of Delivered Tea Club times its Monthly Regular Price with Shipping. Additional refund processing fees may also apply.
To cancel your subscription, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase and delivery of your item (whichever is later), unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund.
To be eligible for a full refund, your returned item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as tea, food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned.
Additional non-returnable items:
- Gift cards
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds maybe granted: any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
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If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 days.
All shipping costs are non-refundable.
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Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
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