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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Teavivre Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Yun Nan Dian Hong – Golden Tip'

Tea Information:
Tea: Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teavivre
Purchase: Here
Description: Dian Hong black tea, also known as Yunnan black tea, is one of China's most famous black teas. This is the highest grade Dian Hong generally available in China – called Golden Tip Dian Hong. It has lots of orange pekoe in the dried tea, and brews into an absolutely great tasting, golden coloured tea, with very rich taste and aroma.
Ingredients: Pure tea buds and leaves
Origin: Fengqing, Yunnan, China

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, vegetal, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, toasty
Flavor: smooth, slightly sweet
Body: Full
Aftertaste: slight astringency
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

I knew this would be a nice cup of tea from the smell, it was fresh, and sweet. This tea needed no additives.

Resteep: 3 minutes - Good, but not as great as the first cup. I didn't have time for another steep at work.

I honestly recommend this as a nice solid naturally sweet and smooth black tea to anyone looking to steep tea at work and keep at it through the work day.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

I received this product for free in return for writing a review.
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

1 comment:

Alex Zorach said...

It's interesting to me, as I've read several reviews of this tea now. I tend to like Yunnan gold a lot but I haven't noticed a preference for ones with a greater portion of buds...they get lighter / smoother to a point but there's a point then at which I enjoy them a little less relative to how much pricier they get!