Hand-shaped like a pagoda, but once it is brewed, it opens up like a blossom.
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.
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
AKA: Fengqing black tea
Cultivar: Fengqing Big Leaf Cultivar
Region: Fengqing County, Yunnan Province, China
Plant age: 20 years
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.
Recommended Brewing Instructions:
Tea leaves: 1 pagoda
Water: 1 cup (230ml/8oz)
Brewing temperature: 100oC/212oF
Brewing time: 4 minutes
Tea notes - this aromatic black tea can be re-steeped for about 2 times depending on your taste buds. For each re-steeping, add another 30 seconds to the previous steep time.
Artisan Tea Club - If for any reason you do not like the teas you have received, please contact us at email@example.com and our tea expert will contact you for any questions about the tea and/ brewing you might have. If after the discussion, you are still not satisfy with the tea, we will be happy to send you an extra bag of tea free along with your next month's Tea Club taking in consideration of your preference.
Smart Tea Brewer - If for any reason you do not like the taste achieved by the smart brewer, please contact us as soon as possible. Our tea experts will guide you step by step to help you better enjoy the teas with your brewer.