A fantastic Yunnan. Peppery and brisk! Full-flavored.
Deliciously rich – I am enjoying this!
“A fantastic Yunnan. Peppery and brisk! Full-flavored. Deliciously rich - I am enjoying this!” Read full tasting note
“I love this tea. It's malty, earthy, and rich with the barest hint on bitterness in the background. It smells a little earthier than it tastes. I like its flavor more than its scent. ” Read full tasting note
“I hate smokey teas, but have been on a quest to find one that I like. This tea is the winner. It is lightly smokey, more so I think than a Gunpowder, but less so than a Lapsang. I really like it....” Read full tasting note
“This is my favorite morning black tea. It doesn't take much to get you pumped for a good long session of brainstorming on a Monday morning. It's smokey, malty and makes your taste buds dance while...” Read full tasting note
This superior Yunnan has a high concentration of beautiful, tippy, golden-color colored leaves. The flavor is brisk and highly aromatic with an elegant spice tone. Good throughout the day, with or without milk.
Recommendations: Use 1 level tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh water to a roaring steep for 3 min. Try with some rock sugar.
Ingredients: Black tea
Company description not available.
China Yunnan Green ImperialSpecialTeas
China yunnan imperial (fop)ESP Emporium
China Yunnan Imperial Gen Ben Shi (ZY47)Upton Tea Imports
China Yunnan Imperial FOP Organic Black TeaESP Emporium
Imperial YunnanUpton Tea Imports
Yunnan ImperialDethlefsen & Balk
I hate smokey teas, but have been on a quest to find one that I like. This tea is the winner. It is lightly smokey, more so I think than a Gunpowder, but less so than a Lapsang. I really like it.
The liqour is a dark brown, not too transparent, and the aroma is pure smoke. The flavor starts with a hint of smoke, followed by a medium-bodied tea flavor, then finishes with a stronger, but not overpowering, smokey taste.
I loved it without milk and sugar, but when I added milk and sugar it ruined the tea. I threw the rest out. Word to the wise: drink it straight up or with a little milk, but not sugar.
This is my favorite morning black tea. It doesn’t take much to get you pumped for a good long session of brainstorming on a Monday morning. It’s smokey, malty and makes your taste buds dance while your brain crackles.
SpecialTeas has ruined me to most widely-available tea companies out there. Their extensive and thoughtful collection of teas set the bar, IMO. I’m very sad that they are no more.
Hmmm… I took my time drinking this before reviewing. First couple of cups were weak so I decided to actually measure a whole tsp plus added another pinch. I got a real dark copper colored tea with a great smokey scent. I keep taking sniffs before each sip. Kind of reminds be of a fireplace that’s just gone out. This will be great when it gets colder out. The smoky flavor is more mild than it smells, which is probably a good thing. It’s got a slight malt flavor to it as well. Definitely a solid tea to pick me up in the afternoon at work.