Top Grade Yunnan Golden Tips Black Tea Dian Hong Jing Ya
Yunnan Golden Tips black tea, or Dian Hong Jin Ya in Chinese, is the highest grade of Yunnan gongfu black tea. 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 golden 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 Pu-erh tea is produced.
This tea is hand-picked and hand processed, has furry, downy golden buds. It is smooth and sweet, full bodied, with a fruity aroma and a malty flavor.
Tea name: 滇红金芽
Origin: Fengqing county, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: Pre-ming April 2023
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye
Caffeine level: Medium
Great for rich hearty food, especially pairing well with bread or hearty breakfast, or simply as a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
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.