Golden Gong Fu Black Tea
The Origin Story
Golden Gong Fu (坦洋工夫- Tan Yang Gong Fu), is a new black tea to our range for 2015. Picked from the first flush in high altitude gardens between 1st and 5th April in Tan Yang village, Fujian. It’s a remarkably fresh and fruity black tea with enticing aromas of lily, plum and caramel. Tan Yang Gong Fu is one of Fujian’s three famous Gong Fu black teas, the others being Bai Lin Gong Fu (白琳工夫) and Zheng He Gong Fu (政和工夫).
This tea is produced for us by Mr Lin using the first spring flush, hand-picked before the Qing Ming festival. Using the first leaves and buds of the season to make black tea gives the infusion a markedly different character to teas produced later in spring or summer.
The deep black twists of leaf and golden tips give an infusion that is fresher, lighter and less heavy, with more pronounced fruit and floral high notes and a slight but pleasing sourness. The more robust flavours of caramel and malt are still there, but in perfect balance.
Fujian is home to some of the world's best oolongs, white and black teas
Our Golden Gong Fu is produced in Tan Yang village, nestled in the mountains of Fu'an in Fujian. In our view, Fujian produces probably the most exciting and consistently excellent black teas in the world. Golden Gong Fu is no exception, It’s a great insight into the black tea making traditions of this ancient tea region.
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Engage Your Senses
Neat black twists with downy golden tips
Fresh, light and very fruity for a black tea, with floral high notes
In the Cup
Light and bright red copper
Lightly fruity and malty with caramel sweetness and a tangy plum finish