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Yunnan Gold Bud | Black Tea

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Yunnan Gold Bud | Black Tea
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Quintessential Yunnan black tea. Regal robes of downy fur cover the buds and give the liquor a plush texture. The cup gives the impression of caramelized grains, yet is not overtly sweet. A transcendent tea…and pretty, too.

Harvested and produced September 5, 2023 by Ms. Zhao Yu Jie in Feng Qing County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province.  It’s a sun-dried, bud-only pick from the Feng Qing Big Leaf cultivar growing at approximately 5,900 feet. The Chinese name is “Honey Scented Gold Buds” because of its sweet aroma.

Ingredients: black tea

Steeping Instructions

4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 212°F | Steep 5 min.

Traditional Steeping

Use 6 grams of tea in a 150ml gaiwan or teapot. Use boiling water and steep as follows:

  • 10 seconds rinse (discard this steep)

  • 1st steep – 25 seconds
  • 2nd steep – 20 seconds
  • 3rd steep – 45 seconds
  • 4th steep – 90 seconds
  • 5th steep – 3 minutes

    Number of Cups

    2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups