A recent business trip to Chicago allowed me to make my first trip to a Teavana store, a small, quiet place with no hard-selling employees, contrary to my expectations. I was drawn to this selection because of my love for golden-tipped Chinese teas and after the first sip, I knew I had made a good choice. Much of the flavor profile echoes the Yunnan rare grades I love so much, but with an alluring orange flavor that is missing from the more chocolatey, creamy, malty Yunnans. I was pleasantly surprised that a chain tea store could provide me and others with such a satisfying tea that has its own special niche among the Chinese black teas I own.
Yuan Dynasty Golden Tips Black
A stately tea grown on picturesque steep mountain slopes in southwest China at an elevation of 4,000 feet. These golden twisted black tea buds originate from a tea varietal known for its downiness. This rare tea is idea for multiple infusions and each steep flourishes with new complexity and flavor.