Appearance & Taste
The tea soup is red and bright, the aroma is fresh and rich and the taste is strong, smooth and sweet. It tastes very warm and mellow combined with a hit of honey with sweet floral flavor. It also has very creamy, smooth and buttery mouthfeel. The tea is a very fragrant experience. It is always can be consumed with milk. After drinking, you will immediately feel the warmth in your stomach.
When using a Gaiwan (about 125ml) Gongfu style, infuse 3.5 teaspoons Dian Hong with hot water (90-95℃) for around 8-15 seconds for the first brew, extending the infusion time by 3-5 seconds for the following brews. If not using a Gaiwan Gongfu style, steep the tea for around 1-2 minutes. Do not use boiling water because it will destroy the vitamin C and other beneficial contents of the leaves. It will also accelerate the precipitation of phenolic substances such as caffeine and tea polyphenols, which will make the tea taste sour and bitter.