Black tea from the Chinese town of Yingte in the Guangdong province ranks amongst the 5 best and most famed Chinese black (or more accurately red) teas. This tea is precisely the tea from which black Ceylon teas originated, and this is evident not only from its appearance, but mainly from its aroma and flavour. Ying De Hong Cha, its Mandarin pinyin name, was the pride of the Ming dynasty. This tea is typified by its red colour and copper shade, which is brought out superbly in a vessel of glass or white porcelain. It has a sweeter character, is delicate and very balanced.