Yunnan, Gold (100% Gold Yunnan Black)
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Unlike most Yunnans, this exceptional crop of Gold Yunnan is 100% golden tips. It evokes the flavor of roasted marshmallows and carries a soft chocolate aftertaste. Due to its broad, full leaf this tea has a toasty, sweet flavor and a creamy texture.
Favored by one of our authors in residence! Perhaps Craig will share a pot with you one day at the teahouse. We do our best to keep a copy of his book, Anxious To Please, by Craig English and James Rapson, on the shelf.
There are very few tea varietals in Yunnan which yield golden tips. The gold color emerges during a precise “withering” process. These particular leaves have a beautiful and consistent golden sheen and produce a clear golden-brown cup of tea.
Yunnans are known as the “mochas of tea,” and are produced in the high, mountainous region of Yunnan in Southern China. The Yunnan region is regarded by many as the origin place of tea, and the province produces more black tea than any other province in China. The province borders Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Vietnam, and its particular climate and soil conditions give Yunnans their rich, creamy texture.