Yunnan Gold Black Tea
The Origin Story
The rich soils and subtropical climate of China's Yunnan province create the perfect conditions for this bold and full-flavoured black tea. The taste combines rounded caramel sweetness with a smooth long lasting finish of spice; ginger, nutmeg and cloves. The long downy golden buds of this black tea produce a deep and dark infusion delivering a strength perfect in the affternoon, after lunch.
Yunnan is the true home of puerh tea and is also known for rich black teas
The origin of Dianhong black tea is the Lincang area of southwest Yunnan Province on the border with Myanmar. The Lancang River flows through this region from the Tibetan plateau.
Engage Your Senses
Long, elegant red-gold tea leaves and tips.
Big and very bold with caramel, spice and dried fruits.
In the Cup
Deep and bold dark red-brown tea infusion.
Very smooth textured black tea, rich in distinct flavours - raisin, malt, spice, caramel, brown sugar.
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Yunnan Gold Black Tea
A great black tea. Strong, but also sweet and interesting flavours. My new favourite morning tea.
Daily exquisitenessThis deliciously malty tea hits the spot like no other tea. Rich and strong without being bitter or overpowering, it is as exquisite in small doses from the gaiwan as it is from the pot with a dash of milk, where it makes the everyday exceptional.
Spicy Orange with ChocolateOn first opening the sample pack, I was hit with the most amazing scent of the dry leaves. A smell so evocative that I went and sat down and just kept slowly breathing it with eyes closed until I could identify it. It was orange laced with clove and cinnamon! The smell was enhanced further when I added two teaspoons of the leaves to my freshly washed glass jug.I prepared a first infusion with just off boiling water for 3 minutes. I was prepared to be disappointed with the taste, because it was hard to believe this tea might live up to the amazing aroma. I shouldn't have worried. First taste showed that this was a sweet full-bodied tea, and then after a few sips, the orange and spice came through. Overall, it was like tasting chocolate orange, with hits of clove and cinnamon, and drinking smooth black tea all at the same time.I did a 2nd infusion for 5 minutes, and it was equally good, but the taste had varied to orange and ginger- in fact I was even getting that warming sensation that ginger gives you on the back of the throat! it's hard to believe that this tea hasn't been laced with spice flavours- if it really is all coming from the tea leaves it's amazing.Halfway through the 2nd large cup of this, I couldn't help thinking of Christmas. Then I was yearning for fruitcake or ginger cake to eat with it. Then I thought- I bet this would be amazing with a tiny spike of malt whisky. Well, that thought niggled me, of course it would be sacrilege to add whisky to this amazing Jing black tea. But I had this whisky bottle by my desk and I kept thinking about it, and by the time I had a last mouthful left in my cup I thought - well, why not, and I added a tiny drop, swirled it, and tasted. And yes, Christmas had arrived in April- this was a very rewarding experience. I would say, drink your first infusion straight, then eat ginger cake, then have a second brew and spike the end of that with a tiny drop of a lovely malt whisky!Alternatively of course, just have the tea- it's such a multi-layered experience in itself.
From a first timer.This is my first experience drinking loose tea I ordered the explorer black teas package. I've been used to drinking what I now refer to as keemun tea dust in a teabag, so figured I'd explore the delights of loose tea.I'm no expert and followed what the pack said about steeping time, theres this aroma that seems known to me when its brewed but I cannot pin-point it, still its really fresh and each sip i try to pick out a flavour, to me it seems fruity.I find with keemuns they are really heavy and full bodied, powerful even. But I never knew a tea like yunnan gold could taste the way it does.I find all black teas leave a sweetness that lingers long after the cup is drained, thats a good thing to me, but i noted each black tea has its own sugar like aftertaste, some like honey.for those looking to experience taste I'd recommend trying this wonderful tea.