Dec 16th, '15, 10:08
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Dianhongs 2014 vs 2015, spring vs autumn

by thirst » Dec 16th, '15, 10:08

With the 12% off black teas at Yunnan Sourcing, I’ve been looking at their catalog of dianhongs.

The breadth is overwhelming, though a bit less so once you figure out that a lot of the teas are the same but from different years or seasons (IMHO they should redesign their website or at least re-order their lists).

Which begs the question – are there any generalizations concerning dianhongs one can make about e.g. 2014 vs 2015, spring vs autumn? Was there a better year?

Dec 19th, '15, 14:50
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Re: Dianhongs 2014 vs 2015, spring vs autumn

by Alucard » Dec 19th, '15, 14:50

I've had several and can not tell you the difference simply because I didnt do side by side comparison. I recommended getting 50g of each and try if possible.

Dec 21st, '15, 05:38
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Re: Dianhongs 2014 vs 2015, spring vs autumn

by thirst » Dec 21st, '15, 05:38

Yeah, you’re right…it’s just that I have tried none of the YS dianhongs yet, so I wanted to try a range of different teas first before exploring other factors. Even after filtering out the “duplicates”, bings, and additionally processed teas, there are still currently 26 dianhongs; I haven’t actually decided what to order yet, lol. While all those teas are incredibly cheap, it’s still too bad the smallest amount you can get is 100 g, because I’m a slow drinker, and because I’d rather not have 100 g of a tea I dislike. Anyway, I’ll get there :mrgreen:

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Re: Dianhongs 2014 vs 2015, spring vs autumn

by Frisbeehead » Dec 21st, '15, 13:28

thirst wrote:Yeah, you’re right…it’s just that I have tried none of the YS dianhongs yet, so I wanted to try a range of different teas first before exploring other factors. Even after filtering out the “duplicates”, bings, and additionally processed teas, there are still currently 26 dianhongs; I haven’t actually decided what to order yet, lol. While all those teas are incredibly cheap, it’s still too bad the smallest amount you can get is 100 g, because I’m a slow drinker, and because I’d rather not have 100 g of a tea I dislike. Anyway, I’ll get there :mrgreen:
I just got 50g of their Spring 2015 Imperial Feng Qing Dian Hong. I have yet to try it, but the dry leaves look very enticing. I will make sure to let you know how it is when I try it. Maybe I'll do that today.

Dec 21st, '15, 18:12
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Re: Dianhongs 2014 vs 2015, spring vs autumn

by thirst » Dec 21st, '15, 18:12

Thanks! I also looked through a few other threads about YS dianhong recommendations.

(For some reason all the dianhongs where I checked the amounts were only available in 100+ g, so I stupidly assumed 100 g was the minimum for all their dianhongs. D’oh! I must be going blind.)

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