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Cultivar: Yunkang 100 / Chang Ye Bai Hao

Altitude: 1800 m

Harvest: Spring

Grade: Superior, exclusive, entirely made from buds

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  • Inside Story

    Yunnan teas are called “Dian Hong” which means “Yunnan Red”. Yunnan is considered to be the birthplace of tea. Wild tea trees as old as 1700 years can still be found in the tropical forests of Xishuangbanna. Yunnan has mountainous terrain with peaks soaring to 2000m and rich red soil which binds all minerals & organic matter.
    Our Golden needle is a rare black tea made entirely from buds. Hand-picked before start of March.
    Grown high in the mountainous region (1800 m altitude), without fertilisers or pesticides.
    Skilfully processed by local artisans which let the buds wither longer (this enhance the fragrance) and oxidise slower ( this tones down astringency in the liquor and doubles the concentration of flavour).
    Yunnan teas are considered one of the most exquisite teas for their incredible balance. They have high mineral content which will increase blood circulation and keeps us warm in cold weather. Yunnan will also relax our minds!

  • China, Yunnan province, Simao district, Lincang

  • Ambience

    DRY LEAF: Long slender & hairy golden buds, releasing floral bouquet aroma of honeysuckles, violets and peonies. The buds are very beautiful to look at and the floral, sweet and fruity fragrance is remarkable.
    INFUSED LEAF: Infused buds are matt, leather-like and perfect in shape. Unified. Aroma of dark wood, black pepper, violets and a tiny hint of tobacco.
    LIQUOR: Crystal clear amber cup with shimmering golden rim. Aroma of white peonies, sweet vanilla and forest honey rising from the cup. The mouth-feel is complex, rich and sweet. Notes of ripe apricots, peaches and pine wood with a heavy caramel-cocoa-vanilla-pepper flavours lingers on the palate for a long time. This tea is incredible. Elegant, well balanced and creamy cup with no acidity and a very pleasant astringency.


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