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Black tea from the Yunnan region of China. Yunnan tea is easily identified by its luscious soft leaves, and a unique peppery taste. Our ‘Yunnan Gold’ as the name implies is an exceptional quality tea with beautiful gold-colored leaves and an abundance of rich peppery flavor. Allowed to take only one tea to a desert island, ‘Yunnan Gold’ would be our clear choice.
This tea smells genuine. It tastes genuine. Even the aftertaste is pure. Very light in color and ever so delicate. My cubicle smells like I have a little greenhouse of Jasmine growing and blooming. I think I must have accomplished the perfect steep because everything seems just so. I feel all girly drinking this cup…and I’m not a big girly girl. (except that I’m not really into bugs touching me…or being anywhere around me.)
This tea will have to be an “in a certain mood” tea. I couldn’t drink it everday.
Oh yeah, for all you visual folks out there, I added the pic of the tea leaves to the site. Thank you…thank you!
Well, the peer pressure worked. I bought a bag.
I’m not a fan of chamomile, but this blend is pretty good. I love me some rooibos and I think this is the 1st “anything” that I like it blended with. I still haven’t found a flavored rooibos that I like. :(
I drank two cups hot and it kind of felt medicinal in a way. This isn’t a bad thing, but I might reserve this tea for sore throat, feeling funky days. I’ll try it iced next, since that seems to be getting rave reviews.
Perk: after drinking, my breath is feeling quite minty clean.
These leaves are very different than other Oolongs I have seen. While Steeping the wet leaves are a very vibrant green. I think these leaves are already screaming for a 2nd steep…but time will tell. Not much for aroma, really, it’s close to that of toast. The coloring of the tea-water is more of what I would think of as a green tea type color. As I sip the scent changes to a more masculine and outdoorsy type smell. For the taste it’s a drier taste for starters and gently transforms into something slightly sweeter towards the end of the sip. The more I drink the more I seem to enjoy it.
Steep #3 – steeped for 10 minutes. Still a nice cup. Smells more like bark than the others and tastes lighter and sweeter than the others. The coloring is about the same as the others but you can tell a slight difference. I think I will stop at 3 steeps…just to leave the fond memories in my mind.