From the famous Yunnan province of China. A superbly smooth organic loose leaf black tea with silky chocolate notes and a creamy sweet finish. A mellow, yet surprisingly flavorful cup.
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Smooth, mellow tea. Recommend
Smooth, creamy and mellow. Holds up to multiple steeps. Highly recommend!
Holds up to multiple infusions. You need to try this tea!
I’ll preface my review by saying that I drink greens and unroasted oolongs far more than black teas. That said, I’ve had one or two other golden Yunnans before this one, so I have at least a little familiarity with the style.
I thought this tea was a very middle-of-the-road black tea. I’ve experimented with steep times and temperatures, but the results have been pretty much the same. A little malty, not very bitter, and pleasant enough. As others have said, it stands up to many infusions, so that’s a plus.
Overall, though, I was hoping for more. Other golden Yunnans I’ve tasted have had more complexity and depth. This one is fine, but, at least to my (admittedly inexperienced) palate, it’s not too far off from many of the other black breakfast-style teas that I’ve brewed. Not a bad thing, of course. Just not particularly my bag.
So smooth. Drinking a cup right now. I preferred the flavor, steeping at a full 5 minutes. This is a staple black tea! It makes the perfect iced tea as well.