Dian Hong Song Zhen or “Pine needles” got its name because of its resemblance to actual pine needles. Only leaves with long stems are used to make this tea, they are collected predominantly during the summertime. Apart from the standard manufacturing process the tea also undergoes an additional production stage: it is processed with a special roller to shape it. The stems not only give the tea its specific needle-like appearance but also add a tart flavour to the brew.
Dian Hong Song Zhen AAA has an aroma of dry autumn leaves, fresh linden with a touch of sweetness. The flavour includes mild and sweet notes of honey, cookies and cream reminiscent of late spring or early autumn. Balances body and mind, strengthens the spirit and sets a good mood.
Dian Hong Song Zhen can be prepared in porcelain or clay teaware. Water is best heated to a temperature of 85-90 °С (185-194°F). The best brewing method is Pin Cha; it can be steeped up to 8 times. Tea-to-water ratio is 6 g. (0.21 oz) per 100 ml. (3.5 oz) of water.
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