Golden Yunnan "Dian Hong Cha" ECO
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An overall soft taste, round aroma with pleasant sweetness and slightly malty notes.
Golden Yunnan, also called Dian Hong Cha, is a lighter, red-colored, full-bodied tea from the famous Yunnan province. The Chinese name "Dian Hong Cha" is an abbreviation for tea from the province. "Hong" meaning red and "cha" meaning tea. What we in the West conventionally term "black tea" is called "red tea" in China and Japan because of its brew that produces an almost mahogany-red.
This particular Golden Yunnan (Dian hong cha) comes from the Pu-erh area. A mountainous region with altitudes ranging from 1000 to 1200 meters above sea level. Despite the high altitudes, the climate is mild, which provides an extra long growing season. The tea is harvested from March all the way to November.
Golden Yunnan is characterized by slightly larger mature leaves, tightly twisted, mixed with golden buds, also called "Golden tips". These buds contribute to the sweetness of the tea, with hints of cocoa and caramel.
The overall taste is a soft, round bouquet with pleasant sweetness and slightly malty notes. Like other Chinese black teas, it's mild with lower tannins, perfect to enjoy as it is without milk or sugar.