Nonpareil Yunnan Dian Hong Chinese Red Black Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Yunnan Red
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Yunnan, China
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 17, 2018

Commercial Description

A cup of Nonpareil Yunnan Dian Hong Chinese Red Black Tea will not only attract you by its taste, but also by its appearance: so dark and strong with tight and long tips. This tempting appearance is produced in Yunnan. While if you want to describe its taste, you can use the word elegant. It can serve you a cup of elegant gongfu tea or afternoon tea.

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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
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courtesy of alex...steeped for a bit over 3 minutes...right in between the suggested times using full bag and teapot...first try just tasted like black tea to me....couldn't taste all the diverse flavors others did....strengthened it up afterwards...still doesn't taste much different to me...average :/
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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A fascinating tea, resembling caraway and rye crackers, but complex and smooth. This tea got my attention in an unusual way: most of the high-end Yunnan black teas are gold or pure gold variants, mostly or all tip. This tea had an all-dark leaf.

The dry leaf is very aromatic, with a peculiar aroma resembling caraway seeds, carob, and dried fruit.

Upon brewing, all of these aromas are present but the fruity tones seem much stronger, and there's also a hint of a wintergreen note, which I love. The wintergreen is fleeting, however, weaker than in some Ceylon or Indian teas.

Flavor is smooth and somewhat muted. Limited bitterness, not much sourness or sweetness either. Medium-bodied with a muted astringency, always present but never overwhelming. Finish is reminiscent of a dry rye cracker with caraway seeds.

The second cup brings out tones of caramel, dark chocolate-marzipan, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is bold, both more bitter and now significantly more sweet--drinks a lot like a cup of hot chocolate.

I'm amazed by how much this tea changed through three steepings. The third cup has a dusty aroma, suggestive of aged Pu-erh, with a fleeting, ethereal sweet almond fragrance. I overall found this cup to be thin and boring though.

I liked this tea best when used for two steepings, as this allowed me to get the most out of the fragrance while avoiding the thinness of the third cup.

This tea was top-notch. Able to be brewed very strongly without ever becoming too bitter. I don't think I'd choose to buy it though, over TeaVivre's more moderately-priced red teas (Chinese black teas) though...at about $32 for 100g, or $144 for just over a pound, it's pretty pricey. Good for a special treat, especially in winter as I found it to have a nice warming quality.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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The aroma of this tea is fruity and sweet with a touch of spice and molasses. The brewed tea is also fruity but there cocoa notes as well. The liquid is honey sweet and fruity with cocoa notes.

The taste is quite fruity with strong tones of cocoa and honey. It is very tasty and I was able to get multiple steeps from it.


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