Yunnan Golden Buds Black

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Black Tea
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Black Tea
Fruity, Honey, Pear, Rice Pudding, Sweet Potatoes
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Typical Preparation
Use 3 oz / 90 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 3 g of tea
Steep for 0 min, 15 sec
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“Starting off with around 3-4g, 205F, 90ml with a 5s wash. Very sweet honey smell from the lid and the leaves themselves do have a combined sweet potatoe, honey, pear, and rice pudding smells. Seems...” Read full tasting note


Full bud Yunnan black teas are an elegant expression of texture and aftertaste. Xingyang’s pre-Qingming picking has been selected and finished to represent a perfectly classic ideal of the Golden Buds flavor and texture profile. The downy buds make for a thick and rich brew. While Xingyang would usually blend buds like this into fine shu pu’er commemorative pressings, it is a pleasure to try such a pure expression of what their fields have to offer.

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