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!