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Sourced By Wang Yanxin

Wang Yanxin is a fierce advocate for small family farming, working with her farmer friends to develop entirely new kinds of tea and help them establish cooperatives

Tasting Profile

  • FRUITY – cherry
  • SPICY – nutmeg, cinnamon
  • VERY SAVORY – hot cocoa, red velvet cake
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – marigold
Wang Yanxin, our mentor, partner and good friend
Lincang RegionYunnan Province
Fengqing Da YeTea Varietal

Lady Zhu Rong was a legendary dagger-wielding warrior-queen of Yunnan descended from a god of fire. The toasty-savory spice and sweet, creamy boxy of this Spring 2019 Yunnan black tea evoke the kingdom of Dian, an independent state before it was conquered by China and renamed Yunnan. Dian Hong is a relatively new kind of tea introduced in the 80's that has recently taken China by storm for its full body and depth of flavor that comes from its signature downy buds. While budset black teas from Fujian tend to be very crisp, Yunnan golden bud harvests like this Zhu Rong are much bigger and creamier. This 2019 harvest is particularly sweet and buddy.

Wang Yanxin also recommends

" Pay more attention to a tea’s specific effect on your body than to the stated caffeine content. A tea might be very high in caffeine, but also high in EGCG and L-theanine, which in the end may contribute to a more calming effect than a stimulant effect. Predicting the exact effect a tea is going to have becomes more complex task than measuring caffeine.... "

Steeping Instructions


4 g.6-8
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


4 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 8 seconds
add 5 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


4 g.12
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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