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Gilded Needle Yunnan | Black Tea

  • Loose leaf Gilded Needle Yunnan black tea
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Gilded Needle Yunnan | Black Tea
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Pretty, golden, downy buds. No leaves. Excellent texture looms throughout. Roasted grains, ashen wood, and sweet tobacco - the singular character of Yunnan tea.

Made the first week of April 2022 in Lincang city, Yunnan province. It’s a classic Yunnan Gold Needle comprised of buds only from the Xiang Gui cultivar growing at 5,500 feet.

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 second rinse (discard this steep)
  • 1st Steep – 25 seconds
  • 2nd Steep – 25 seconds
  • 3rd Steep – 1 min 
  • 4th Steep – 3 min

Number of Cups

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

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