Also known as “Yunnan Gold,” Golden Yunnan is a coveted black tea from Yunnan, China. It’s made from the oxidized tips (or “buds”) and leaves of the tea plant, and very fresh Golden Yunnan teas (like ours) are often coated with a fine golden dust. These beautiful, tippy leaves brew into a dark, copper-red infusion with sweet aromas of warming spices, baked apples, raisins, tobacco and wood. The flavor is full-bodied, woodsy and malty, with notes of pepper, tobacco, toasted wheat and flowers. The finish is remarkably clean, with notes of honey and malt. Try it with dark chocolate desserts, plum tortes or lamb with apricot chutney.