Introduction: Yunnan is regarded as one of the areas for the Genesis of tea. The Southern part of this province is home to the Mekong and Lancang river basins and for the famous Puer category of teas. It is also the native home of the ‘Dayeh’, broad leaf tea varietal, which provides unique flavor profiles. The central and northern part of Yunnan is home to primarily darker teas, also known as Dian Hong.
Only certain tea plant varietals can produce the golden colored tipped leaves. The golden color emerges during processing and after accurate ‘withering’, moisture drying of the leaves. Few areas in Yunnan contain these type of plants. Other areas known to have golden tipped varietals Hunan and Fujian in China and Assam in India.
Jin Cha or Gold Tea
Grown at a 100% organic tea garden, Jin Cha is made with long, tippy leaves. High grade Jin Cha’s contain only gold leaves. Lower grades sometimes have a mix of black tea leaves and gold tips.
Jin Cha is special during May-June time periods. Since it is a heavy oxidized (darker) tea, it maintains its flavor well over the months.
Flavor Profile: Sweet, slightly roasted, full bodied flavor similar to apricots.
Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)