“This was my morning tea…well whatever passes for my morning after staying up all night and getting a 3? hours nap. Still enjoying this one quite a bit but with all the varieties of black teas that...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown, 116. This is a really nice Yunnan black tea. Sweet potatoes, honey, a bit of hay, but not too much earthiness, which always turns me off. A tasty tea for the morning.” Read full tasting note
“I have had Golden Needle on my “To Buy” list every time I have made a Mandala order and always ended up picking something else. I am regretting that now in a seriously bad way. It was included as a...” Read full tasting note
These slender spring buds manifest as beautiful golden needles when dried and provide rich orange liquor with a complex malty sweet flavor.
Black tea is produced by fully oxidizing a tea leaf once it has been picked. It is a heartier tea and should be steeped with higher temperature water. You will likely enjoy doing only a few longer steepings, but black tea can be prepared Gong Fu style.
Golden Needle is particularly suited for excellent Gong Fu brewing!
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2013 Menghai "Golden Needle White Lotus" Premium Ripe Puerh Tea from Menghai Tea Factory (yunnan sourcing)