Yunnan Black Buds ZY63

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Baked Bread, Honey, Malt, Raisins, Stonefruits
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Funny, I didn't get any astringency from this cup, even with a 4.5 minute brew time with near boiling water. Instead, like El Monstro, I found this to be a fruity yunnan with medium body, a nice...” Read full tasting note
    triumph 102 tasting notes
  • “4 tsps in 12 oz. Even brewing 3 min at 190, this tea was a bit too astringent for me to appreciate its flavor. But the flavor is similar to other Yunnans I've tasted. This tea does not have as...” Read full tasting note
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    RachelJ 110 tasting notes
  • “In the package it smells like fruit preserves (good ones, I keep sticking my nose in the bag, haha). Taste: I get the normal Yunnan tea flavors out of this, yet this one seems to be slightly...” Read full tasting note
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    TheePopulist 153 tasting notes
  • “This sample came from the lovely and generous *Nicole*. There's quite a bit of gold in these leaves, more so than the others I've tried recently. The leaves themselves are quite thin and twisty. I...” Read full tasting note
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    CameronB 396 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

These well-twisted leaves are beautiful, with a profusion of golden tips. The delightful cup has a full body, creamy texture and notes of honey. This Yunnan classic is a testament to the ancient craft of tea making.

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102 tasting notes

Funny, I didn’t get any astringency from this cup, even with a 4.5 minute brew time with near boiling water. Instead, like El Monstro, I found this to be a fruity yunnan with medium body, a nice change from the very rich yunnans I’ve been drinking lately.

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4 tsps in 12 oz.

Even brewing 3 min at 190, this tea was a bit too astringent for me to appreciate its flavor. But the flavor is similar to other Yunnans I’ve tasted. This tea does not have as much gold in the dry leaf as most others I’ve tried.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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In the package it smells like fruit preserves (good ones, I keep sticking my nose in the bag, haha).
Taste: I get the normal Yunnan tea flavors out of this, yet this one seems to be slightly more floral/fruity/sweet tasting than the average Yunnan black, for me at least. That sweetness lingers in the aftertaste, which is probably my favorite thing about this tea. I added sugar anyhow and that really brings out the fruit preserve-like notes. This particular order had a good amount of golden leaves in it. I iced the last of it and it was great that way.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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This sample came from the lovely and generous Nicole. There’s quite a bit of gold in these leaves, more so than the others I’ve tried recently. The leaves themselves are quite thin and twisty. I can’t really say much about the dry scent, because it smells like milk oolong. HAH! Clearly some cross-contamination there. :P

The brewed aroma is light malt with honey and that lovely stonefruit note I’ve been missing. Confession, I kind of forgot about this tea while I was browsing stuff online… Oops! Luckily for me, it didn’t get bitter or astringent or anything. Definitely a mark in its favor! It has that lovely light malty toast flavor that I’ve come to expect from lighter Yunnans, drizzled with honey. There’s a little hint of raisin in the background, but it’s more of a golden raisin. I also get a bit of stonefruit, yum! I suspect I’m getting more fruit because the tea has cooled so much, so I would assume it’ll be less prominent when hot. Still delicious though! I would have a hard time differentiating this from other similar teas. It’s not unique, but it has all the things I love about Yunnan!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey, Malt, Raisins, Stonefruits

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This was a fairly plain Yunnan to me. I steeped for 1 minute and then for 3. Not much change and the flavor didn’t really deepen or expand at all. At 5 minutes there was more classic Yunnan flavor. It’s better than no Yunnan, but aside from the dry leaves being very pretty with a goldeny mix, this is not a standout for me.

boychik

I think you like YS

Nicole

Yes, I think I have been spoiled. :)

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