Yunnan Golden Buds "Golden Needle"

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Calculated from 13 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 10 oz / 295 ml of water
Set water temperature to 195 °F / 90 °C
Steep for 3 min, 30 sec
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22 Tasting Notes View all

“I steeped this one longer to see if I could make it into a morning tea instead of the afternoon-ish tea I accused it of being with a 3min steep. Mission accomplished. It’s still a very sweet...” Read full tasting note
“Did the job this morning…see my other notes…” Read full tasting note
“Thank you to the Amazing Takgoti for this tea :) Fruity, fruity, fruity! Very smooth and extremely easy to drink. That being said, perhaps it’s a bit too easy. No chewy, no pepper, no little...” Read full tasting note
“Wow, is this good! I have to thank Shinobi_cha for the recommendation. Golden Yunnan Buds is not typical of the black teas I normally drink — I typically like heavy, strong, thick, robust blacks....” Read full tasting note


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Our best black tea is composed of pure buds that are hand harvested from Yunnan’s antique tea trees. Delicate processing and even fermentation present a lovely leaf style that yields a smooth, sugary flavor with nuances of baked sweet yams and raisins.

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