Yunnan Gold Tips Black Tea
(Dian Hong Jing Ya)
This is a highly prized Chinese black tea, known for its three features: large leaves, golden color and rich aroma. This exotic tea is comprised solely of hand-picked, hand processed, downy golden buds. A truly exquisite tea to enjoy for all occasions.
Jin Ya means gold buds in Chinese, Dian Hong means Yunnan red, a truly exquisite and highly prized Chinese black tea. This tea comes from the high mountains of Ling Cang county, Yunnan province, where the first Yunnan black tea was developed in 1938. The tea varietal called Da Ye, meaning large leaves, is an ancient cultivar indigenous to Yunnan from which the famous Puer tea is produced. Dian Hong is known for three characteristics: large leaves, golden color and rich aroma. This special tea is comprised solely of hand-picked, furry, downy golden buds, which are then sun withered and roasted. Sun withering after picking is worthy of notice, as this process brings out a complex and yet smooth mouth feel, with a fruity aroma and malty flavor in the infusion of this tea.
Origin: Ling Cang county, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 2015
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaf)
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, breakfast or afternoon tea.
200oF, 4 grams (2 tbsp) for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 2-3 minutes, 3-4 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.