Dian Hong Gongfu
Dian Hong Gongfu hails from the west and the south part of Yunnan Province. It is as famous as Keemun. Dian Hong Gongfu features prominent tea fuzz (hao, 毫) of various colors such as light yellow, orange or golden. One factor that influences the tea fuzz color is the season. In the spring, the tea fuzz has a lighter color, light yellow. The summer tea fuzz is usually an orange color, while the autumn tea fuzz is golden. Another feature of Dian Hong Gongfu is its bright aroma and rich taste, especially those hailing from Yun County. The Dian Hong Gongfu from Yun County has a unique floral aroma.
Shape: tight in shape, sturdy and strong
Color: dark and lustrous
Liquor: bright, radiant
Aroma: brisk, bright, high and lingering
Brewed Leaves: uniform, red, tender and vivid
$7.00 – $21.00
Dry leaf: fruity (plumb, raisin)
Liquor colour: bright copper
Liquor aroma: wet hay
Flavor: sweet (plum, raisin) with hints of hay
Mouthfeel: refreshing crispness
Dian Hong, also know as Yunnan black tea, is a simple and wonderful tea. The dry leaf foreshadows some of the flavour elements of plum and raisin and the deep copper liquor is refreshing and sweet, reminding us ever so gently of the origin of this leaf (Pu’er cultivar) with hints of hay and barnyard. A perfect everyday tea, feel free to experiment with milk or other additives of that’s how you like your tea. Most of all, enjoy!
3g/150ml at 100°C for 45 sec. Add 15s for successive infusions. 3 – 5 infusions.
Sealed well in a cool, dry, dark location.
Among Fujian black tea, Zhenghe Gongfu is a stripe shaped tea that has the most high mountain features. The main production region is in Zhenghe area with most tea gardens in the sloped mountain forests where the soil is rich and tea plants thrive. Zhenghe Gongfu uses the Zhenghe Da Bai Cha big leaf cultivar as well as small leaf cultivars. The teas that use the Da Bai Cha cultivar are rich in flavour and tea fuzz. It’s considered one of the top teas among Min Bei Gongfu. The teas that uses small leaf cultivars has a high aroma similar to Keemun.
Color: lustrous black
Liquor: sexy red
Aroma: violet floral
Brewed Leaves: orange red
Tanyang Gongfu is one of the top three Fujian Gongfu black teas. It used to be the top of Fujian black tea (min hong, 闽红) based on its vast production region, the quantity produced and that it was the most exported. It’s said that Tanyang Gongfu was first invented over 100 years ago by a villager in Tanyang Village, Fu’an City in the Qing Dynasty during the Xianfeng and Tongzhi Emperors’ time (1851-1874).
Color: lustrous black
Liquor: bright red
Aroma: high and brisk
Brewed Leaves: radiant red