Yunnan Pine Needle

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Yunnan Pine Needle / / Dian Hong Song Zhen

Black/Red Tea

From Cangyuan County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province, China


Long, large tightly twisted needle like leaves, comprising of one leaf and a bud. Deep burnt browns and golden greyish tones in colour. Once brewed the wet leaves give an aromatic combination of fruits and floral notes. The tea soup is a very satisfying warm golden colour. Rich and rounded flavours, full the uniqueness of provenance sharing a sweetness with dian hong bud tea. Bringing out depth and complexities in the flavour of fruits and roasted warmth through infusions.

A spring tea! Harvest taking place between April and May. Grown in central southwest Yunnan at an elevation of approximately 1800m using large leaf varities.

Brew Guide Per Cup:

Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)

Water 90-100*c // 300ml

Time 2-3 minutes

Reinfuse leaves to personal taste

*Recommended without milk

Brew Guide - Gong Fu Style:

Tea 3-5g

Water per 100ml

At 100*c for the rinse & 1st infusion,

95*c for the following 3 infusions,

90*c when the leaves have fully opened up.

Time 20 seconds + recommended but adjust to personal taste.