Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Peony Tea S.
Yunnan Black or Dian Hong is one of the most beloved of China’s black teas. It’s rich aroma, full flavor and natural citrusy taste makes it an excellent choice of lovers of black tea. It’s elegant reddish brown liquor adds a nice touch of elegance to this classy tea.
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This is a delightful Dian Hong.
The aroma of the dry leaf is remarkable. These tan and gold leaves smell sweet, reminiscent of that sweetness you might notice if smelling dates or dried fruit. That fragrance is also noted in the brewed tea, although it is a bit softer in the brewed tea than it is in the dry leaf.
The sweet, date-like essence translates to the flavor as well… I get the taste of the date here, and even a hint of citrus comes through. The citrus seems particularly noticeable in the aftertaste.
This tastes rugged and earthy … very masculine in character. There are notes of leather, and even hints of cocoa in the background. It has a very smooth flavor and texture, very rich, as if to envelop me in velvet-y smoothness.
This is my first experience with this tea company from Singapore, but, I have a couple other teas to try from them. If they are even half as good as this Yunnan, I’m in for a real treat!