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Wikipedia: Dianhong | Teaviews: yunnan-tea 
Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2018 

About Yunnan Red

Closeup of loose-leaf black tea with golden and brown colors, dry-lookingYunnan Jig from Adagio Teas, a Dian Hong. Photo © A Girl With Tea, CC BY 2.0.
Yunnan red, often referred to by its Chinese name Diānhóng(滇红), and sometimes called Yunnan black tea, refers broadly to black tea from Yunnan province, China. The name comes from the appreviation for Yunnan province, Diān(滇), and the word for "red", hóng(紅), from the Chinese term for black tea, making "Yunnan red" a natural translation.

Dian hong teas are diverse and come in many different leaf styles and grades. They range from strong, dark black teas to sweet, light-colored teas.

Nevertheless, these teas often share certain characteristics in common. These teas are often described as having a peppery quality. The aroma is typically malty, and these teas are often described as being similar Assams, but the flavor and mouthfeel is often softer or smoother than that of teas from Assam. Some teas have a subtle smokiness to them.

Leaf styles vary from teas with a twisted or curled shape, to long, straight, needle-like teas, to tightly rolled teas. Some of these teas are even compressed, although this is much less common than with Pu-erh.

Yunnan gold is a type of Yunnan red tea which is tippy (rich in leaf buds) and has leaves that are golden in color. We classify teas in this subcategory when they are marketed as such or when the leaf has a significant portion of visibly golden tips.

Prices on dianhong vary widely, but these teas are often available for lower prices than teas of comparable quality from other provinces.

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75 / 100
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China Breakfast from Rishi Tea

Style: Yunnan Red – Region: Yunnan, China
Apr. 30th, 2024

Classic Yunnan aroma, nice earthy/spice. Mild flavor, not acidic or sharp, slightly sweet after taste. Liquor (5 min steep) honey brown with a slight redness. For me, easy to sip. Overall, a good pick.

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80 / 100
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Good Yunnan aroma, nice earthiness/wood. The liquor (5min steep) is a wonderful honey. Taste is a solid Yunnan, with a slight sweetness (peach?) after taste. The leaves are black and tan. I would enjoy this tea anytime during the day.

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65 / 100

The aroma is a mild earthiness with a hint of classic Yunnan. The liquor (5min steep) is a nice amber. Mild flavor with no out standing notes. Enjoyable, but it would not be my first choice from this company.

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85 / 100

The aroma is earthy with a some notes of honey. The liquor is a deep brown/amber (5min steep). Bold flavor, with a bit of tartness. Slight smoky after taste. Good choice.

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75 / 100

Classic earthy Yunnan aroma, with a hint of chocolate. Liquor (5 minute steep) is a clear medium brown.Flavor is clean, with a spice/peppery after taste. Overall, enjoyable.

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Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
52
6 Ratings
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Yunnan Breakfast

Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Yunnan Red
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
35
4 Ratings
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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
32
4 Ratings
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Yunnan Noir

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
64
4 Ratings
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China Breakfast

Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Yunnan Red
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
21
4 Ratings

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Imperial Pure Bud Yunnan Black Tea of Simao

Brand:Yunnan Sourcing
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Simao, Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
91
3 Ratings
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Ancient Golden Yunnan

Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
87
3 Ratings
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Yunnan Gold

Brand:Bare Tea
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
66
3 Ratings
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Yunnan Noir

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
64
4 Ratings
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Nonpareil Yunnan Dian Hong Chinese Red Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Yunnan Red
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
57
3 Ratings

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