Like all our teas, we aim to bring you the finest. Yunnan Golden is hand-picked from the beautiful mountain region of SW China. The conditions are very misty, which is ideal for bud and leaf growth. And Yunnan province has been producing tea for some 1,700 years... that's equivalent to half the amount of time Bruce Forsyth has been in show business.
The leaves of this tea bush are uniformly shaped and quite broad. They are combined with the golden buds to give a stunning reddish-black liquor that has a molasses-like sweetness and malty finish.
- Feng Qing, Lincang, ChinaLeaf
- Black and gold leavesAroma
- Malty, sweetLiquor
- Rich orangeCupping Notes
- Bold, caramel and date flavoursBrewing Tips
- 2.5g in 200ml of water at 100°C. Steep for 3-4 mins.
The grades for whole leaf orthodox black tea are: Ceylon orange pekoe (OP) grades
||slightly delicate, long, wiry leaf with the light liquor
||bold, long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open
||main grade, in the middle between OP1 and OPA, can consist of long wiry leaf without tips
||primarily from Indonesia, similar to OP
||high quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China
||as above, but with only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification
|Golden Flower OP1
||higher proportion of tip than FOP top grade
|Tippy Golden FOP
||the highest proportion of tip, main grade in Darjeeling and Assam
||as above, but with only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification