The slideshow above gives you some impressions of the tea mountains of southern Yunnan.
In this post, we discuss our own tea geography. We talk about the tea regions we specialize in, and why we do so. This is both an article about the importance of terroir and origin in general, and an insight into how we approach it.
Pu’er Tea (普洱茶) is a famous dark tea variety from Yunnan Province. It takes its name from the place where it used to be exchanged and dispatched onto stretches of the Ancient Tea Road. Nowadays the administrative area of Pu’er City is much larger and also covers places of tea production. Because of different styles of romanisation, it is also spelled as “Pu-erh”.
Dianhong (滇红) is a broad category that refers to all black tea from Yunnan Province. Dian (滇) is Yunnan’s other name, while hong (红) means red and stands for red tea. Because “black teas” are referred to as “red teas” in Chinese, Dianhong can be translated either as Yunnan black tea, or as Yunnan red tea.