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
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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.