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Imperial Gold Bud Black Tea

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Black Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Whispering Pines Tea Company
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  • “From *Considering a new Travelling Tea Box* This has a beautiful golden appearance that suggests quality. The instructions said to use 1/2 tsp, but I used my standard 1.5 grams (though...” Read full tasting note
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    Dr Jim 60 tasting notes
  • “I was sent an oz of this free with my order. This was a reserve tea that they were giving away as part of a promotion. I will caveat my review by saying I'm not the world's biggest black tea...” Read full tasting note
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    silentrequiem 262 tasting notes

From Whispering Pines Tea Company

About the Tea
This is the highest grade black tea that you will find outside of China. Centuries of knowledge and tea master perfection went into picking and processing this dazzling tea! The appearance alone is enough to knock you off your feet, with golden hairs covering the velvety soft leaves! This tea is harvested from ancient tea bushes in Yunnan, China and carries lovely complex notes of malt, cocoa, apricot, sugarcane, and a damp forest aroma. Imperial Gold Bud Black Tea is thick and lively with a lasting aftertaste and carries an intense energy (cha qi).

Notes
Malt
Cocoa
Apricot
Sugarcane
Damp Forest
Earthy

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1/2 tablespoon of leaves
in 8 ounces of boiling water
for 3 minutes.

2nd infusion: 5 minutes
3rd infusion: 8 minutes

Ingredients
Black Tea

Caffeine Content
Medium-High

Only 5 ounces remaining!

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2 Tasting Notes

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60 tasting notes

From Considering a new Travelling Tea Box

This has a beautiful golden appearance that suggests quality. The instructions said to use 1/2 tsp, but I used my standard 1.5 grams (though increased the water to 8 oz from my usual 6).

This was an amazing tea. I was initially hesitant at the Yunnan-like damp forest aroma, but there was an underlying note of cocoa, and I didn’t find it off-putting. The flavor is HUGE. I won’t use as much next time, yet the strength was wonderful: a big, complex, mouth-filling tea. The flavor changed subtly in my mouth and as the cup cooled, making it hard to identify specifics, but it retained the forest/cocoa notes in the nose. The finish was also delightful and strong. A great tea.

There is only about 5 grams left in the box, but I’m afraid I’m claiming it.

I should probably give this a 100, but I’ve always been a tough grader.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hey Doc! Glad you enjoyed this! :)

I think (unless I was totally out of it and messed up) that the instructions called for 1/2 tablespoon rather than 1/2 teaspoon. This tea also was a reserve tea but as of today has been moved up to a regular stock item, and can be found here: http://whisperingpinestea.com/yunnangold.html

The one you had and the one currently offered is a 2012 harvest. When stock runs out of the 2012 we will be replenishing each fresh harvest. :)

Glad you enjoyed this and had a good first impression of Whispering Pines!

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I was sent an oz of this free with my order. This was a reserve tea that they were giving away as part of a promotion.

I will caveat my review by saying I’m not the world’s biggest black tea fan.

The flavor is very subtle. It starts off tasting like what I’d consider a typical black tea to taste like, and then the nuances start coming out. There is almost a bitter taste that fades into almost sour. It plays on the border between drinkable/undrinkable for me but never quite crosses over the line.

I imagine black tea drinkers would love this one. Unfortunately, that’s not really me.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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