Yunnan Gongfu Fragrant Black Tea

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Rating

87 / 100

Calculated from 18 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Apricot, Baked Bread, Honey, Molasses, Roasted nuts, Stonefruits, Sugarcane, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Toasty, Yams, Grapefruit, Honey Dew, Jam, Nuts, Almond, Flowers, Fruity, Lychee, Peach, Chocolate, Red Wine, Smooth, Butternut Squash, Malt, Rye, Toast, Freshly Cut Grass, Milk, Orchid, Pumpkin, Graham Cracker, Oats, Sweet, warm grass, Red Fruits
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
Typical Preparation
Use 10 oz / 285 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 5 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 15 sec
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27 Tasting Notes View all

“Ooooh! Malt! Stonefruit! And lovely honeyed sweet potato earthy sweetness. And a wee bit of harshness, gently softened by sweet potato, at the back of the throat at the tail end of the...” Read full tasting note
“The dry leaves are long and twisted with golden tips. The liquor is an orange-reddish color. It started off with the Yunnan black tea notes, the malt, baked bread, freshly baked bread, sweetness,...” Read full tasting note
“Nice smooth taste, sweet aftertaste” Read full tasting note
“tea from today and a sipdown. Day 1 on my own today so i wanted a straight black to kick off my day earlier. Figured i might as well try to make progress on my cupboard so that eventually i’ll...” Read full tasting note

Description

“Producing area: Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan, China

Category: Dian hong black tea

Season: Spring tea

Dry leaves: Tippy plump leaves in tightly tired strip-type

Aroma: Smell faintly of flower and honey with a hint of fully-grown fruit

Liquor color: Colors of bright orange yellow

Mouthfeel: It tastes soft and mellow, having resemblance of ripe tea flavor

Tree species: Fengqing large leaf tea

Tea garden: Lida tea garden

Fermentation: Fully fermented tea

Caffeine: 40 mg / 237 ml

Storage: Keep this tea in an airtight container away from high temperature, sunlight, moisture and abnormal taste.

Shelf Life: 36 months

Description

Gong Fu fragrance black tea is a tasty spring tea with infusion-enduring taste. The first two infusions have soft, mellow mouthfeel with slight sugar cane sweetness in the throat and at the bottom of cup a hint of milky flavor remains. But from the third infusion it presents a flavor, reminiscent of raw pu-erh tea, helping produce saliva.

Comment

A good tea with excellent taste allows tea beginners to appreciate the smoothness of black tea and the astringency of raw pu-erh tea in one cup."

“In 2013, Lida garden got the organic certification and during the following 3 years of transitional period, tea production here was converted to the organic ways which meet the requirements of organic tea production and management.”

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