Golden Yunnan Sword / Silver Needle Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apricot, Bread, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Creamy, Honey, Honeysuckle, Malt, Nectar, Round, Smooth, Spring Water, Stonefruit, Sugarcane, Sweet, Thick, Toast, Wheat
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Caffeine
Medium
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From Kiani Tea

2020 Spring Harvest – Fengqing County, Yunnan Province, China.

An unusual hybrid artisan tea crafted in Yunnan Province. Characteristically deep and satisfyingly sweet, malty, and chocolaty. Black Teas from Yunnan are traditionally known for their non-astringent black teas, and this one is not an exception. If you like malt and chocolate sweetness in tea, this tea will be the perfect pick for you. Indulging, heartwarming, and satisfying. Try as an upgraded breakfast tea or pair with cake in the afternoon.

While many Dian Hong (Yunnan red) black teas are produced from the popular Camellia sinensis varietals, the Golden Sword Tea is unique as it is produced from an unusual hybrid referred to as Feng Qing #17. Feng Qing #17 is a relatively new varietal planted around 20-30 years ago. It’s a hybrid of local Feng Qing Taliensis and Assamica. The leaves and buds are very large and are only processed with a light level of oxidation to produce a good-tasting and balanced tea with notes of malt and chocolate. If you like malt and chocolate sweetness in tea, this tea will be the perfect pick for you.

Tea Notes
• Appearance: Amber Liquor
• Aroma: Cacao, molasses, tobacco, maple syrup.
• Flavor: Malty, dark chocolate, milky, sweet molasses, maple syrup, spices, coppery finish.
• Mouthfeel: Well-rounded, full-bodied mouthfeel. Sweet and chocolatey aftertaste.

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Adventaggedon Day 18: Tea 2/7

This was quite lovely! I debated brewing gongfu but I just wasn’t totally in the mood for that kind of session today so I just made it as a Western steeped tea instead. The flavour is incredible though – lots of cocoa notes, honey, toasted brown bread, white Springtime flowers, cooked peach notes mingled with more subtle hints of cassia, molasses, and medjool date. Leans very sweet but with just a hint of umami savoriness and the finish was super clean. Mouthfeel is also rich like velvet and super smooth!

This is definitely one of my favourites from Kiani so far!

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d8ZV78aHgg&ab_channel=honeywhip

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Kiani Tea Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 18

Ooh, what big beautiful golden needles!

Wow, this is so sweet. And super malty, like warm freshly made bread with a drizzle of honey. There’s also a creamy cocoa note adding a lovely smooth richness. So a bit like a lightly toasted thick slice of yummy bread with honey, cocoa powder, and perhaps a light smear of apricot jam. Nom! The natural sweetness is amazing, and it lingers on the tongue long after the sip.

Overall, a scrumptious tea. It’s a bit light, but also satisfying at the same time. Gotta love Yunnan teas!

Flavors: Apricot, Bread, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Creamy, Honey, Honeysuckle, Malt, Nectar, Round, Smooth, Spring Water, Stonefruit, Sugarcane, Sweet, Thick, Toast, Wheat

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

So many of these teas sound incredible!

Cameron B.

Definitely enjoying the straight teas from this advent! But then there are all of the glitter ones…

Courtney

Haha yeaaah, the glitter could perhaps be cut back a bit. But I’ve added a few straight ones to my wishlist. :)

Leafhopper

Agreed, some of these Kiani teas sound really good!

Cameron B.

I think her teas in general seem really good, I’ll have to order some samplers one of these days.

Evol Ving Ness

Do the samplers come with glitter too? :)

Cameron B.

Ha ha she actually doesn’t normally do glittery teas! :P

Evol Ving Ness

A saving grace that

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