Yunnan Golden Needles [Dian Hong]
A smooth, rich & biscuity loose leaf tea this Dian Hong black tea produces a beautiful golden cup.
How to make Yunnan Golden Needles [Dian Hong]
Amount of tea per cup (200ml): 2.5g (1 teaspoon) of leaf
Temperature of water: Infuse at 100 C (212 F)
Infusion time: 3-5 minutes as desired
Number of infusions: 1-3
How to enjoy: No milk, no sugar
In more depth...
Provenance: Mr Xu, Xingjian cooperative. Menglian, Yunnan
Xingjian (Literal translation Xing – walk; Jian – healthy) cooperative is built from co-operation between local ethnic groups [Wa, Lahu, Hani]. The land on which the tea is grown is either rented from local farmers, rented by the cooperative group or purchased by the group from the local government. The management of the tea farms is then handed to local farmers who receive accommodation basic equipment and a fair price for their leaves [based on the quality of the picked tea]. The organic section of the garden delivers significantly lower annual yields than the conventional areas - Mr Xu supports organic tea farmers with extra allowances to ensure organic practices are maintained.