2021 "Roam" Dian Hong Black Tea Blend

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Acidic, Cacao, Chocolate, Citrus Zest, Juicy, Malty, Plum, Savory, Seaweed, Smoke, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Umami
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Very nice dian hong! I got this tea from my recent CLT order, and it’s pretty decent. Beautiful leaves with a decent proportion of buds albeit a bit broken, with a decent aroma in the wet leaf and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Gongfu! I love how brisk and full-bodied this compressed Dian Hong is; though initially more on the malty side it gradually deepens and picks up notes of dark baker’s chocolate, a slight peppery...” Read full tasting note

From Crimson Lotus Teas

This black tea is clean and vibrant with a pleasant herbal profile and low in tannins. This is a perfect daily drinker.

The hearty aroma is brisk and greets you with a hint of citrus.

Our passion is puerh tea but we can’t ignore the amazing black tea offerings that come from Yunnan. Dian hong ( 滇红 ) is a special black tea that comes from Yunnan’s large leaf varietal camellia sinensis assamica. The connection to puerh tea is undeniable. This tea was made from the exact same trees that get processed as puerh.

These cakes are loosely pressed at 200 grams. You can brew this tea gongfu style, grandpa style, or even boil it on the stove. Our favorite method is boiling a chunk on the stove for more than 10 minutes, straining off the leaves, then adding honey and milk for an incredible Hong Kong style milk tea that is very addictive.

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Very nice dian hong! I got this tea from my recent CLT order, and it’s pretty decent. Beautiful leaves with a decent proportion of buds albeit a bit broken, with a decent aroma in the wet leaf and a extremely vibrant and rich liquor with a beautiful golden sheen around. Flavour is immense, beautiful malty notes paired with a wonderful smoky twang. Texture is smooth and decent as well. Character is average to decent, with some steep variability when it comes to the smoky notes, and the finish & aftertaste were very decent, beautiful malty and juicy finish at the tail end of each sip. Cha-qi is almost non-existent unfortunately and steep longevity is average, lasting up to steep 7-8.

Decent tea worthy of a confident recommendation from me.

Flavors: Acidic, Cacao, Chocolate, Citrus Zest, Juicy, Malty, Plum, Savory, Seaweed, Smoke, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Umami

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Gongfu!

I love how brisk and full-bodied this compressed Dian Hong is; though initially more on the malty side it gradually deepens and picks up notes of dark baker’s chocolate, a slight peppery note, and just a hint of lemon rind. Unrelated to tea, this past year I’ve taken a bit of a deep dive into the world of Artisan dark chocolate and as I was drinking this black tea earlier today I couldn’t help but feel the nuanced and sophisticated balance of flavours really reminded me of some of the different bars I’ve tried this yea – in particular the bittersweet cocoa and pepper notes that were so distinct in a dark chocolate I tasted from Ucayali, in Peru! Pulling that specific example from my flavour memory was a pretty cool and satisfying moment. I love when my love of taste tests collides with my love of tea.

Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/C0NSKUNuIDq/?img_index=1

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WORusAw3iE

Leafhopper

Artisan chocolate sounds like a nice side hobby! :)

Leafhopper

Okay, I’m curious… Is there a relatively affordable place I can get decent-quality bean to bar chocolate in Canada, preferably one that provides shipping and takes PayPal? Too bad I didn’t think of this a week ago when I’m sure there were sales.

Leafhopper

Thanks, guys! I want to buy all the chocolate now! Are there certain countries I should start with? I assume the 100% dark chocolate bars wouldn’t be a good introduction due to bitterness.

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