Top Grade Yunnan Gold Tips Black Tea Dian Hong Jing Ya 滇红金芽
Yunnan Gold Tips / gold buds, or Dian Hong Jin Ya in Chinese, is the highest grade of Yunnan gongfu black tea as it is only composed of buds. Other Dian Hong black teas are composed of one bud, one or two leaves depending on the grade. Jin Ya means gold buds/tips, Dian Hong means Yunnan red. Dian Hong was first invented by the pioneer tea master Pei Shao Qiu (see statue photo below) in 1932 when he led a group of tea scholars to Yunnan to grow Chinese black tea. The tea varietal called Da Ye, meaning large leaves, is an ancient cultivar indigenous to Yunnan from which the famous Puer tea is produced.
This tea is hand-picked and hand processed, has furry, downy golden buds. This tea has complex flavor, smooth and sweet, full bodied, with a fruity aroma and a malty flavor.
Origin: Fengqing county, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: Pre-ming April 2021
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye
Caffeine level: Medium
Great for a hearty breakfast, pairing well with bread and rich fatty foods, or simply as a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Health Benefits: Black tea has great health benefits, especially in helping weight control.
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
- Helps in weight management
- Helps in soothing stomach and digestive system
Full bodied, with a mellow malty base, a distinct floral aroma and hits of roasted peach and melon. A very versatile tea that can be thoroughly enjoyed either hot or iced.
205oF, 4g (2 tbsp) for 6oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 minute, 5 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.