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Recent Tasting Notes
A fine example of Golden Yunnan. Malty notes of chocolate and leather (in a good way! the word “tannin” actually comes from the leather tanning process).
While this batch is not 100% golden buds like some rare Yunnan Golds I have seen, it contains a high enough proportion of those precious soft downy golden tips to produce the prized succulent notes of premium gold tippy Yunnan.
I love the Tea Stop, but this is not the best Dragon Well I have ever had. Maybe 80/100. A decent tea, but it does not quite have that mouthwatering savory nutty taste typical of the best Long Jings.
Continuing to add my favorite tea’s, here is an exemplar Keemun Hao Ya A from The Tea Stop. I have not found a source more representative of what Hao Ya A should be than this… Delicate, full bloom of balanced flavor, the proper hint of smokiness. Mouthwatering perfection, and I don’t use that word lightly! I am almost hesitant to continue posting these, because part of me has the urge to keep my hard-won, favorite sources secret so they don’t sell out quicker, but what the heck, good tea must be shared…