Yunnan Dian Hong Golden Tip

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Citrus, Fruity, Lemon, Malt, Molasses, Orange Zest, Smoke, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet Potatoes, Tart, Dried Fruit, Marshmallow, Nutty, Oak
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “Monday off since I work this coming Saturday, and I felt in the mood to pull out the adorable tiny pumpkin and do gong fu. One Chinese black sampler from Dazzle Deer left, a sealed April 2017...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Very small leaves for a Yunnan black, covered in golden fur. Almost looks like a Jin Jun Mei or other tippy Fujian black. Tastes of sweet potato and wood with a marshmallow-y sweetness and...” Read full tasting note
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From Dazzle Deer

云南滇红金毫
This is a top-grade Yun Nan Dian Hong tea. In comparison to a regular grade tea, this black tea contains a higher amount of tea buds, which give it its orange-golden color. The dry tea has a sweet and fruity aroma. The liquor is bright, and tastes full and buttery. If you are drinking this in the Chinese Gongfu way, make sure to pour the tea out quickly during the first 3 steeps to prevent it from getting too strong and sour. This tea can be brewed for at least 8 steeps. Enjoy!

PRODUCT INFO

-Size: 25g/50g
-Type: Black Tea
-Origin: Fengqing, Yunnan Province, China
-Flavor: Fruity, full, sweet
-Resealable kraft paper pouch with foil liner
-Shelf Life: 3 years
-Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to light.

HOW TO BREW

-Preferred in the Chinese Gongfu way
-Porcelain gaiwan
-3 – 5 grams
-185℉ / 85℃
-Steep time: Rinse/3s/5s/10s/20s/30s/45s/60s/90s

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Monday off since I work this coming Saturday, and I felt in the mood to pull out the adorable tiny pumpkin and do gong fu. One Chinese black sampler from Dazzle Deer left, a sealed April 2017 harvest. Old, but it’ll do.

Dry leaf smells delightfully of orange rind and sweet potato. Filled my 180ml capacity pot just to 120ml to steep the 5g of leaf in the sampler.

120ml (of 180ml) mini pot | 5g | 205F | 3s/5s/10s/20s/30s/45s/60s

Wet leaf has an even stronger sweet potato/yam aroma, as well as something sharp and fruity… nectarine? First steep has a mellow smokiness, orange rind, a strong stonefruit presense at the back of my tongue, a bit of malt/molasses, and sweet potato. Much stronger smoky/malt/sweet potato notes on subsequent steeps, with the fruitiness becoming a little less pronounced, save an orange rind tang at the back of my throat in the aftertaste. In the fifth steep a lemon citrus flavor came forward in the sip. The citrus flavor became stronger in the final steeps, and the stonefruit notes that had emerged in that first steep never did reappear.

Overall, a very satisfying and enjoyable Chinese black, and a tea type I definitely will have to try out further in the future.

Flavors: Citrus, Fruity, Lemon, Malt, Molasses, Orange Zest, Smoke, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet Potatoes, Tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML
Cameron B.

Is the tiny pumpkin a yixing pot?! Sounds adorable either way. And I’ve never heard of this Dazzle Deer…

Mastress Alita

It is not yixing… I admit I purposefully avoid yixing because I don’t have the space to have multiple teaware pieces to “season” to different tea types, so I need brewing vessels I can use for any type of tea. It’s a bronze-glaze ceramic, and so tiny and cute! I got it from Tangpin on Etsy, which had free shipping from China. It was a very good experience; the pieces arrived in the estimated time provided by Etsy, the shipping from China was FREE, and their prices were quite reasonable. They also included a free tea towel and tongs. I really love the little pumpkin and bronze cup I got to go with!

This is what the pot looks like: https://www.etsy.com/listing/771141862/tangpin-tea-ceramic-teapots-pumpkin-tea?ref=shop_home_active_61&pro=1&frs=1

Cameron B.

OMG it’s the cutest ever! I was thinking of yixing because I have seen some pumpkin-shaped ones, but this is even more pumpkin! So perfect for fall. ❤

Leafhopper

Yum! I love those sweet potato-flavoured Yunnan black teas!

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Very small leaves for a Yunnan black, covered in golden fur. Almost looks like a Jin Jun Mei or other tippy Fujian black. Tastes of sweet potato and wood with a marshmallow-y sweetness and thickness, almost buttery. Sweet potato casserole tea? This would have been a perfect tea to share on Thanksgiving! This is smooth and mild tea, but can get a little sour if overbrewed.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I completely overdid it on the tea orders over Black Friday Weekend… I ordered from:

-Teavivre: Hong Song Zhen black(haven’t tried before) and Tanyang Gongfu black(super yummy), four little ru yao cups, and some samples. Everything I bought was 20% off, I had a ten dollar off coupon from the “lucky draw” and ten dollars worth of rewards points. Got over $50 worth for under $20 including free shipping.

-Mountain Tea Co.: 10.5 oz of their Amber oolong at 10% off. Most of their teas are decent but the Amber oolong is a killer roasted oolong for the price. Stocked up as a daily drinker. $40 dollars shipped, but it will last me a long time.

-Yunnan Sourcing: This is where I went overboard. I had told myself no more YS orders this year. However, I ended up ordering two aged sheng cakes that I had sampled and liked, three (cheapish) ripe cakes, three blacks at 100g each, three tian jian hei cha 50g each, and eleven 25g puerh samples (mostly 2016 autumn and 2017 spring sheng). Over two kilos of tea!

Flavors: Dried Fruit, Marshmallow, Nutty, Oak, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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