Aroma (dry): A+, appearance: A+, taste: B+.

For a pure bud Yunnan it looks and smell great, but the taste is muted and not particularly multilayered: apricot, carrot, vegetable stew, malty sweetness. Thanksgiving in a cup.

There are other pure bud teas from Yunnan Sourcing that are more complex and their Black Gold Bi Luo Chun has more of a backbone. Maybe the Imperial version of this tea elevates it to a different level – I have not tried it yet.

Flavors: Apricot, Carrot, Malt, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Broth

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I like to drink teas to recreate a specific mood, or just to take a break at work. The world of tea is so endless, patiently waiting for exploration and rewarding you in many ways big and small.

I am looking forward to years of playing with tea leaves, gaiwans, cups, and YouTube videos.

My ratings:

90 or more – a very good/excellent tea, I can see myself ordering it again.

80-89 – it is a good tea, I enjoyed it but not enough to reorder.

70-79 – an OK, drinkable tea but there are certainly much better options even in the same class/type.

60-69 – this tea has such major flaws that you have to force yourself to finish what you ordered.

<60 – truly horrible teas that must be avoided at all costs.



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