Saturday, April 30, 2011

Yunnan or Dian Hong is a regal tea

Yunnan Province in China

Dian Hong, or Yunnan, also known as Yunnan Gold, Pure Gold, Yunnan Red and Broken Yunnan is the subject of today's post.

Yunnan tea is from the birthplace of tea itself - Yunnan Province in China. Yunnan black tea is easily identified by its abundance of soft, golden tips and hints of savory cocoa and black pepper flavours.

Yunnan overall is a very foregiving tea; and in most cases will not taste bitter when over-steeped. Cheaper brands and lesser qualities of Yunnan tea can be bitter and have been known to have a lesser taste. However, Classic Yunnan like Yunnan Red as an example, is a Chinese black tea which is used as a relatively high end gourmet black tea and is sometimes used in various tea blends. The main difference between Yunnan and other black teas is the amount of fine leaf buds, or "golden tips" present in the dried tea. When you have blended or flavoured teas that included Yunnan, they are often called royal or regal teas because of the history and reputation of Yunnan.

We are proud to feature "Sunny Blossom" tea that has Yunnan Tea as a base. Stop by and get a sample size container to taste-test a cup'll soon realize why Yunnan is a regal tea!

Please stop by again real soon! We'll see you then.

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