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Golden Tip Yunnan (ZY76)

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Black Tea
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Chinese Black Tea
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Loose Leaf
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  • “It snowed here in Michigan this week—just an inch or two, which is a light dusting by midwest standards and by no means a "snowpocalypse." I shoveled the driveway this morning and it was the first...” Read full tasting note
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    jack 181 tasting notes
  • “Resteep 212F water 5 min, covered infuser. Drank this plain, just as the first steep. 'Plain' does not apply, though, to the liquor color, aroma and flavor, which are still quite good. And a...” Read full tasting note
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    aeondax 211 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

This tea is another confirmation that Yunnan quality is back! The cup has a classic “spicy-peppery” quality, with rich flavor and wonderful aroma.

Steeping Suggestions:
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup;
Water Temp: 212° (boiling);
Steep Time: 5 min.

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181 tasting notes

It snowed here in Michigan this week—just an inch or two, which is a light dusting by midwest standards and by no means a “snowpocalypse.” I shoveled the driveway this morning and it was the first time in weeks I’ve been out in the cold for more than a couple minutes (sans automobile).

Anyway, let’s get on with the tea!

This was in my first order from Upton. The other tea that came in the box was a wuyi golden monkey, which I’ll get to reviewing in the near future, but this golden tip yunnan has taken over my mornings and early afternoons. One reason is it still holds up after 3 or 4 steepings, so I just keep refilling.

The liquid is a rich brown and the taste is sweet. You can tell it’s going to be sweet just by giving the bag a whiff. I don’t get the spicy/pepperiness in the description on the site, but there is an amazing caramel (or maybe toffee… I need to get some caramels and toffees from the store to compare) finish. This really comes through at around the second infusion, and it’s so pronounced that I almost can’t believe this is an unflavored tea.

I’m leaving for a cruise (with family to the Bahamas!) tomorrow morning and considering smuggling some of this aboard in case I suffer from withdrawal. Anyone have tea-related cruise experiences?

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Cofftea

No, but I do take my tea w/ my when going on vacations. I think it’d be even more important on cruises because you can’t easily seek out local tea shops.

Auggy

This tea sounds yummy!
And yay cruising! I love cruises! I can’t imagine they have any of the good stuff on board but you will be in the Bahamas so you’ll just have to console yourself with that awesomeness if you don’t pack enough tea goodies. Have fun!

Atacdad

I have the perfectly miserable story about tea and cruises ;-)
Cruising is my wife and I’s favorite way to unwind and we’ve been on 4 or 5 in so many years. On cruise, about 2 years ago, was aboard a Princess Cruise Lines ship out of Galveston, TX. We had high expectations, because Princess has a very good reputation, and I was thrilled to see that they served afternoon tea! I convinced my wife to attend tea one afternoon, thinking we’d enjoy something special. I was expecting some ultra tasty oolong or darjeeling and some nice pastries from the pastry chef…what I got was a Lipton tea bag (yeah, the same one you can go down to the store and buy) and store bought shortbread cookies. Talk about a let-down :-(
So yes, Jack, by all means, take your own tea. You can ring room service and ask for a tea setting for two; you’ll get a coffee carafe of used to be hot water, a couple of mugs, and some tea bags. With some good loose tea, its salvagable. If you do this in the evening, they can send you a piece of whatever was for desert in the main dining room…makes up for it ;-) Consider hanging onto the carafe; the next evening you can take the carafe to one of the drink stations and fill it with real hot water, grab a couple of coffee mugs and serve yourself..quicker and better.

Jack

Thanks everyone! I’m going to go load up a ziplock bag right now :)

chana

Ditto the above. I’ve been on cruises where the food was out of this world and then the tea they served was generic dust in tea-bags. Be prepared. _

Cofftea

This is where fillable filter bags come in handy:)

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Resteep 212F water 5 min, covered infuser. Drank this plain, just as the first steep. ‘Plain’ does not apply, though, to the liquor color, aroma and flavor, which are still quite good. And a resteep certainly wasn’t necessary in order to place this extraordinary Yunnan gold at the top of my list of self-drinking blacks.

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