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Dian Hong Jin Hao - Black Tea


Tea farmer in a tea field from Yunnan, China

We've ordered this one in for use in our Foolish Monk line of teas, designed to service cafe's looking for something familiar, with a sharpened edge.

From the beautiful people of the Wa Kan Shan Estate in Southen Yunnan we present to you our Organic Yunnan Golden Tips Black Tea—a beverage born of serene landscapes and meticulous craftsmanship.

Nestled in the picturesque hills of South Yunnan, our tea garden flourishes at an elevation of 1,600 meters, basking in the embrace of nature's bounty. It's with great pride that we uphold the rigorous standards set forth by the EU and NOP, ensuring our tea's organic integrity.

Come mid-April, our seasoned team, boasting over four decades of expertise, delicately plucks the tender leaves, heralding the arrival of our prized Dian Hong tea. Each sip reveals a symphony of flavors—floral sweetness and boldness—that define the essence of our craft.

Meet our star cultivar, the Menghai Big Leaf, renowned for its resilience and unparalleled infusion rate. Its golden-tipped leaves yield a brew that's as alluring as it is robust, offering notes of fruit and sweetness that captivate the senses.

This delicious black tea a testament to the artistry of tea-making and to the beauty of Yunnan's terroir.

Estate Name: Wa Kan Shan

Farming Methods: Hand picked, Organic farming

Production Methods: Plucking – Withering – Rolling – Fermentation – Drying

Harvest Date: Early April

Growing Region: Simao, South Yunnan

Elevation: 1,600m (5,250ft)

Tea Bush/Varietal: Menghai Big Leaf tea cultivar

Dry LeafColor: Bright black and golden

Shape/size: Firm black tea body with golden tips, curly

Brewed TeaColor: Red

Aroma: Sweet and fruity

Body Taste: Strong, full flavored with a mellow aftertaste

General Brewing Instructions (As always, adjust to your personal preferences)

Water Temperature: 95°C/203°F

Amount: 3g per 150ml teacup

Steeping Time: 1-2 minutes

# of Infusions: 2-3 infusions

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