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What is the 'Red Tea' in our 'Good Morning' Bonbon?

You might notice that we refer to some of the tea used in our Bonbons as both 'Red' and 'Black'.

We call our Dianhong tea 'Red' tea thanks to its Chinese name. 'Dian' (滇) refers to the region of Yunnan, and 'Hong' (紅) means red. In English this is a 'Black' Tea. In Chinese pretty much all 'Black' tea is called 'Red.' The Chinese name refers to the reddish-brown color of the brew that results when you make a cup of one of these teas. Dianhong teas from Yunnan are known for their balance of fruitiness and smokiness, with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

An interesting thing to note about Dianhong tea is that large-scale modern production in Yunnan only really took off in the 1930s –– a time of military crisis and occupation. It was made to be an export to support the Chinese government in Sichuan as many tea-producing areas had been taken over by the Japanese imperial army.

Nowadays Dianhong tea is one of the most important teas for export from China.

We chose Dianhong for our 'Good Morning' Bonbon because of its warming, smooth odor and flavor, which works well in the morning as you lift up your first cup, and because the chocolatey deep flavors work so well with the added calendula and mint.

Tags: All About Tea, Tea Bonbons, Tea Benefits

Good Morning

Good Morning

Dianhong black tea awakens you Calendula helps with anti-radiation Mint refreshes you in the morning

Ingredients:

  • Red Tea
  • Calendula
  • Mint
Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Oolong gives natural sweetness Ginseng energizes you

Ingredients:

  • Oolong Tea
  • Ginseng
  • Rosemary
After Lunch

After Lunch

Raw Puer & Hawthorn, key to digestion Jasmine freshens your breath

Ingredients:

  • Pu'er Tea
  • Jasmine
  • Hawthorn
Sweet Home

Sweet Home

Fermented Puer soothes you Rose comforts with a pleasant aroma.

Ingredients:

  • Fermented Pu'er Tea
  • Rose
  • Stevia
  • Good Morning
  • Brainstorming
  • After Lunch
  • Sweet Home
  • Good Morning

    Dianhong black tea awakens you Calendula helps with anti-radiation Mint refreshes you in the morning

    Ingredients:

    • Red Tea
    • Calendula
    • Mint

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  • Brainstorming

    Oolong gives natural sweetness Ginseng energizes you

    Ingredients:

    • Oolong Tea
    • Ginseng
    • Rosemary

    View

  • After Lunch

    Raw Puer & Hawthorn, key to digestion Jasmine freshens your breath

    Ingredients:

    • Pu'er Tea
    • Jasmine
    • Hawthorn

    View

  • Sweet Home

    Fermented Puer soothes you Rose comforts with a pleasant aroma.

    Ingredients:

    • Fermented Pu'er Tea
    • Rose
    • Stevia

    View

  • Good Morning
  • Brainstorming
  • After Lunch
  • Sweet Home

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