2017 Casino Royale - Dian Hong Mao Feng
Si Mao, Yunnan, China
Comparable to a Golden Monkey style black, but absolutely distinct. Dian Hong is stronger, richer, and more full-bodied than a golden monkey, holding rich, silky earthen/molasses notes with a smooth finish.
The best part, though? You know that flavor of an over-steeped black tea? Not the astringency of a strong black tea, but that harsh tannic taste of a black tea steeped too long? This tea never gets it! Make no mistake, steeping long will attract astringent notes, but it never gets that overwhelming over-steeped tannin overload! It's perfect for forgetful people, busy people, or experimenters. It's always evolving! Try it at 1 minute, then another at 2, another at 3, another at 4, and just keep playing. It's a new cup every time!
- Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
- Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
- Steep for 3 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
- Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
- Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
- Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
- Wanna do a tea latte?
- Use 10g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
- Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
- Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
- Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!
Chinese Yunnan Dian Hong black tea.