|Top quality tea grown at altitude in Yunnan Province – 1200-2000m. The large golden leaf tips give a full sweet/spicy taste, and a malty soft aftertaste. It is thick liquored but will not become bitter, even if brewed for ten or more minutes. Its leaf appearance this year is much larger than usual because of weather conditions, meaning it needs a lengthy infusion time to yield all the flavour locked up in them.
In the cup it is delicious, with all the typical Yunnan characteristics evident, such as sweet pepperiness and caramel.
It is a splendid breakfast tea on its own and is also useful in a blend, adding great weight and smoothness.
We find it a lovely old-fashioned flavour, so comforting, with memories of your grandmother’s kitchen in front of a crackling fire, with the budgie chirping in the background.
Brew Guide: one heaped teaspoon (roughly 5g) with 200-260ml boiling water. Brew for 2-5 minutes depending on preferred strength.