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Golden Buddha | Black Tea

  • Loose leaf Golden Buddha black tea
  • Steeped cup Golden Buddha black tea
  • Tea maker, Mr. Soup

Golden Buddha | Black Tea
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$ 76.00

A little more muscle than plumage for a Fujian black tea. The tobacco character makes for a more bucolic cup, but it doesn’t give up on the rose-like sweetness. An affable aroma and an agreeable steeper.

Produced April 2, 2023 by Mr. Tang Shuang Jiang (our friend “Mr. Soup”) in Ju Xi village, Anxi County, Fujian Province. It’s a one bud, two leaf pick from the Jin Guanyin cultivar growing at approximately 2,200 feet.

The Jin Guanyin cultivar was originally known as Mingke 1 and is a hybrid of Huang Jin Gui and Tieguanyin - both home to Anxi County. It’s also known simply as #204, the number given to it by the Fujian Tea Research Center.

Ingredients: black tea

Steeping Instructions

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

Traditional Steeping

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

  • 10 second Rinse (discard)
  • 1st Steep – 25 seconds
  • 2nd Steep – 25 seconds
  • 3rd Steep – 60 seconds
  • 4th Steep – 3 minutes

Number of Cups

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