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Dianhong Gongfu

Dianhong Gongfu

Affordable and high-quality Yunnan black tea with a full flavor and long floral finish. Gongfu brews bright red and is nuanced enough to be enjoyed straight or with milk/sugar. Large leaves are perfect for hot or cold brewing.
50 g
Regular price €14,50 EUR
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Flavor Notes
Red Berries, Honey
Plucking Standard
Two leaves and bud
Yunnan Dayezhong
Withering, Oxidation, Roasting
Harvest Year
Harvest Time
Dianhong Gongfu

The Farm Story

The Dianhong Group started in 1939 in Yunnan Province and began producing black tea for export due to the Japanese blockade of coastal ports during World War II. The group now works with 380,000 tea farmers from 25 ethnic minorities and operates 5,120 acres of tea farms in Fengqing and Gengma Counties with 85 mao cha tea processing factories. They produce various types of tea, including the nationally recognized Dianhong Gongfu black tea. The group's Tea Science Research Institute has been in operation for over 30 years and has developed over 300 high quality tea varieties for the company's sustainable development. Senior tea researcher Su Xiangyu has been with the group for 30 years and is recognized for his knowledge of Dianhong teas. Xue Lin, the main tea blending master and quality supervisor, has been with the group for 40 years and improves the taste and quality of the tea by blending teas from different regions and different seasons.

Fengqing County, Lincang City, Yunnan
Tea Maker
Su Xiang Yu, Xue Lin, Yang Tian Li, Li Qin
5,120 acres collective tea farms distributed in two counties
Low-latitude mountainous subtropical monsoon climate, heavily forested
Red soil, brick red soil, yellow soil
Fertilization Method
Weeded by hand, fertilized with plant ash, fermented rapeseed paste, livestock manure
  • Boil the water to 95°C.
  • Weight tea leaves at a ratio of 1:100 in the kettle. Adjust the amount based on your preference and the type of tea you're using.
  • Pour the hot water over the tea leaves, ensuring that all the leaves are fully saturated. Use a circular motion to evenly wet the leaves.
  • Start the timer and let the tea steep. Tea generally requires 3-5 minutes of steeping time, but this can vary based on personal preference and the specific type of tea. Experiment to find your ideal steeping time.
  • Keep an eye on the timer and avoid over-steeping, as it can lead to a bitter taste. Adjust the steeping time according to your taste preferences.
  • Drain the brewed tea from the brewer.

Adjustments can be made to suit your personal taste preferences and the specific characteristics of the tea you choose.

Brewing Method
Western Method
Tea Weight
Brew Ratio
Brew Water
Water Temperature
Brew Time
3 minutes

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