Golden Needle Black Tea Premium

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Black Tea
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Honey, Malt, Meat, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Bread, Oats, Smoked
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Typical Preparation
Use 8 oz / 236 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 2 min, 15 sec
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“It’s been a crazy couple of days, and I finally got a chance to just sit and relax, and let some if the stress go. This sweet honey tea is certainly helping to ease the tension. This is a sad...” Read full tasting note
“Smells so much of honey. I admit, I love black teas with natural honey notes (Golden Fleece and Honey Orchid are two of my favorites). Interesting it’s from Lincang; I could be imagining it but...” Read full tasting note
“Another one from Nicole – thank you! The leaves here just look like they will make a delicious cup. Mostly amber with black here and there… mildly fuzzy twisties. The dark amber brew is quite...” Read full tasting note
“I am a bit disappointed in this tea. It’s still a good tea but just not for me. It tastes like sweet potatoes & honey. A bit astringent with a little bit of bitterness. It’s just not...” Read full tasting note


Our Golden Needle won in the hot cup category at the 2011 North American Tea Championship. Often called the Silver Needle of black tea, this amazing tea is made only of young buds picked in early spring from the Yunnan Da Ye Pu’er trees. The tea is prized for its sweet honey like flavour. It is also one of the Emperor’s choice teas. Overall this tea is wonderfully sweet and delicious, a must try for any lover of black tea. Golden Needle is medium bodied with a wonderfully honey-like sweetness. The aroma alone is enough to make your mouth water. The aftertaste is sweet and long lasting.

Region: Lincang, Yunnan Province, China.

Steeping Guide:
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 100°c (212°F)
Steeping Time: 1 to 2 minutes for the first two steeps and 3 to 5 minutes for the third and fourth.

*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can also been re-steeped 4 times.

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