Place a heaping spoonful in a paper or bamboo tea filter in your mug or pot. Pour water just off the boil. Steep for 2.5 minutes. Two infusions.
This famous black tea from the southwestern province of Yunnan, Dian Hong features fine, evenly-rolled mahogany-colored leaves with an abundance of orange-gold tips. Crimson infusions bow with a layered fragrance and subtly tart and spicy flavors, malty and faintly reminiscent of citrus. Its strong character and lively flavor make it a good tea for starting a busy day, or having an interesting conversation. Bold and brassy.