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Yunnan Golden Buds

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  • “Last month, again as part of my Summit sampler, and not a huge black tea drinker, I tried the Yunnan Gold Buds. What a treat! I don't recall the specific impressions, but remember clearly the...” Read full tasting note
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From Summit Tea Company

This black tea is picked only from the leaf buds in the early spring. It is fully oxidized and mellows to a lovely yellow color. This is an exceptionally high grade of black tea from the Yunnan growing region. It brews a rich smooth flavor with a slight sweetness and tobacco flavor. A great cup of tea; truly divine!

Origin: China

Golden buds

Brewing Tips

  • Start with your favorite spring or filtered water. Heat the water to the boil
  • Use a teaspoon (3g) for a 6oz serving. Please note, for denser teas this is about 1 teaspoon; for larger-leaf teas this could be up to 2 tablespoons.
  • Experiment with steeping times, amount of tea and water temperature to personalize your tea experience. Rely on taste, not color. Lengthen subsequent steeping times for additional infusions.

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Last month, again as part of my Summit sampler, and not a huge black tea drinker, I tried the Yunnan Gold Buds. What a treat!

I don’t recall the specific impressions, but remember clearly the lovely reddish-yellow color glowing in my double walled bodum glass mug. I hate to make this comparison, but not very experienced with black chinese tea, recognized the flavors I’ve known to be served in chinese restaurants, but lightyears apart in complexity. I know that really betrays what a novice I am with black tea, but it is what it is.

I brewed per the instructions on the package (boiling water, 4-6 mins??) and found this tea to be quite enjoyable. It packed a mighty caffeine kick as well. Drinking it after dinner just before heading to a Cirque performance, I found myself quite chatty on the ride to the theater. Probably a good one for serving with a meal, either lunch or dinner.

This is a very special tea. Showing how remarkably different teas can be, I think I would love to introduce this as part of a sitting, paired with their Tie Luo Han.

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