Yunnan ancient tea tree black tea. Selected from tea trees over 150 years old. This Gushu 古树 DianHong 滇红 is a superb Chinese black tea.
The mao cha 毛茶 has been carefully selected and crafted in to a stunning black tea that produces a smooth entry with a long lasting, changing and evolving after taste. The tea produces a clear, deep, rich amber-red coloured tea liquor with distinct aroma.
This Gushu Dian Hong black tea can be infused more than ten times depending on your personal tastes and brewing method.
We highly recommend taking your time to brewing this tea. Adjusting water temperatures and brewing times reveal different characteristics and nuances. Well worth experimenting with to really explore this tea's potential.
Black tea is a type of tea produced from the camellia sinensis plant that is highly oxidized, resulting in a dark reddish-gold hue, a hearty, slightly astringent flavor, and a moderate amount of caffeine.
Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan 云南省西双版纳州勐海
Menghai county is made up of 6 main towns, including Menghai town and Mengzhe, Daluo, Menghun, Mengzhe, Mengman and Meng’a as well two townships, Mengsong and Mengwang. Menghai county is located in the very south west of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, which borders Myanmar. The county is home to several of Yunnan’s main ethnic minorities including Dai, Hani, Lahu and Bulang.
Menghai is a renowned area for Puerh and black tea production, is the base for several of the larger tea factories as well as numerous smaller and family operations.
Menghai is blessed with stunning forests and a diverse range of habitats, home to 58 species of rare and endangered plants as well as 361 species of animals, 249 birds, 45 reptiles and 1136 species of insects!
Brewing Black Tea in a Teapot or Giawan
Vessel Capacity: 150 - 200ml
Tea Quantity: 8g (loose leaf)
Water Temperature: 100c
People / Servings: 4
Medthod: Pre-warm the teapot or gaiwan with boiling water and empty. Add the chosen amount of tea leaf, rinse the tea with a little hot water and then discard the water. Next refill the tea pot and follow the infusion times below.
Infusion Times (in seconds):
1st = 60.
2nd = 45.
3rd = 60.
4th = 90.
5th = 120.
6th = 150.
7th = 180.
Please visit our online tea brewing guide, which includes different methods and infusion times for all tea types.