Organic Yunnan Black Needle

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Edit tea info Last updated by Dinah Saur
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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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  • “The dry tea has a nice, dry, earthy aroma. I like the needle-like leaves, as most of the Yunnan blacks I get my hands on will be rolled in some way. After a 5 second rinse (which elicited a nice...” Read full tasting note
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From Ya-Ya House of Excellent Teas

Here’s a fun description of this tea from the website:

When I first tried this tea, I started as usual with smelling the dry leaves. Upon opening the canister, the leaves exude a rich, comforting and sweet aroma full of forest honey notes. It’s just irresistible and I am always looking forward to open the canister to package some customer order and indulge in this fantastic fragrance! The infusion follows up on the promise of the aroma and you’re rewarded with a full-bodied, slightly smokey and fairly sweet tea that doesn’t cease to amaze. Anyone who appreciates a good Keemun Mao Feng should give the Organic Yunnan Black Needles a try. I promise you won’t regret it!
An added bonus is its low price: costing only $14.10 / 100g it compares very favourably with teas two or three time its price. As a matter of fact, one of our customers, whom I had sent an early sample of this tea, send me an email with the following line: “I really liked the black needles sample – how much is it a 100g? I’m a bit scared to ask!” That’s just how good it is.

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The dry tea has a nice, dry, earthy aroma. I like the needle-like leaves, as most of the Yunnan blacks I get my hands on will be rolled in some way.

After a 5 second rinse (which elicited a nice earthy scent), I infused the leaves for around 45 seconds at a time. The liquor is a lovely amber color and the flavor of the first infusion is surprisingly smooth. There is a slight sweetness to the tea that I was not anticipating and I can’t quite put my finger on what it reminds me of. Maybe it’s like the sweetness you experience when eating pumpkin or certain kinds of squash.

The second infusion has lost the mellowness and is giving a bit more astringency, which I find fun. Overall, it’s not bitter or anything, but a very nice tea to drink and enjoy.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec
ScottTeaMan

Glad you’re back!

Dinah Saur

Thanks, Scott! I never stop drinking tea, I just sometimes don’t have the time or thought process to write it up here. Failure! :P

ScottTeaMan

I’ve been busy lately too-but NENVER too busy for tea. :))

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