Black Needle Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apricot, Bread, Cocoa, Creamy, Earth, Malt, Round, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Thick
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Caffeine
High
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Adventaggedon Day 22: Tea 1/8 Gongfu! I think this is one of my favourites teas from all the advents overall! I’ve been sitting on this cool sage infused cheddar with this green marbling for a few...” Read full tasting note
  • “Kiani Tea Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 22 So I’m a bit behind on my Kiani advent, just because the last two days have been teas I wasn’t excited about (glittery chocolate orange tisane and a shou...” Read full tasting note
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2020 Harvest – Jing Mai Mountain Tree Tea Yunnan Province, China

A full-bodied, velvety liquor offering notes of chocolate, liquor, dried fruits with a malty mouthfeel. Artistically crafted into needle-shaped leaves.

Tea notes
• Appearance: Honey amber-gold colored tea liquor.
• Aroma: Thick and sweet. Honey, woody, fruity, cinnamon, dried fruit notes with hints of chocolate.
• Flavour: Honey, chocolate, malty, floral, woody, peachy, dried fruits (dates, raisins), and cinnamon notes.
• Mouthfeel: Very smooth, delicate velvety mouthfeel.

Yunnan Black Needles are made from high-altitude Jing Mai Mountain tea trees in Yunnan Province. Artistically crafted into a flat needle shape, the tea offers a wonderfully smooth and balanced liquor with honey, chocolate, fruity, woody, leathery, and malty notes. The liquor being very smooth and low in tannin, it is a tea that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Makes a soothing and excellent afternoon tea and pairs well with cakes.

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2 Tasting Notes

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Adventaggedon Day 22: Tea 1/8

Gongfu!

I think this is one of my favourites teas from all the advents overall! I’ve been sitting on this cool sage infused cheddar with this green marbling for a few weeks now waiting to do a tea and cheese pairing and the perfect tea for the pairing just hasn’t shown up yet. I realized today that I very well may not get a chance to find something better to go with it in these last few days of advents so I just went for it…

I’m glad I did because it was a wickedly delicious tea and actually a pretty unique pairing! The tea itself is so sweet with notes of rich golden honey, freshly baked and slightly toasted French bread, jammy red fruits, cocoa, malt, and candied citrus peels. Would have been completely excellent on its own, but also worked quite well with the cheese. It was creamy and a little sharp but mostly what stands out is the distinct note of sage (which, well, duh) which helped temper a bit of the sweetness and complimented the very dominant honey notes.

So much deliciousness all wrapped up into one tea session!

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyILXTpssU4&ab_channel=EarlyEyes

Shanie O Maniac

oooh… I’m a massive cheese fanatic. Now you have me wanting to start pairing teas and cheeses. I just had a great wine-soaked goat cheese earlier tonight. Last night I tried Dubliner for the first time. My goal is to try every type of cheese I can get my hands on. So far the only one I hated was the apricot-wensleydale. That one got thrown out. But the rest I have either liked or loved.

Do you have any other good suggestions for tea/cheese parings? I’d love to hear them!

Roswell Strange

Some of my favourites have been very creamy chevre/goat cheese paired with Gyokuro, fresh ricotta and honey with a more refreshing/vegetal leaning Bai Mu Dan, and also blue cheese and an aggressively smoked Lapsang! Baked brie with a bit of jam is also good with more astringent Darjeelings (especially those 2nd flush with some bite to them), and very sharp cheddar tends to go well with Chinese blacks like Keemun.

Roswell Strange

Also, what I was initially hoping would show up in my advents to pair with this cheese was a good Sun Moon Lake with some nice wintergreen notes.

tea-sipper

WOW for these cheese & tea pairings.

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Kiani Tea Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 22

So I’m a bit behind on my Kiani advent, just because the last two days have been teas I wasn’t excited about (glittery chocolate orange tisane and a shou puerh) and I’ve been busy. But I’ll try to fit them in when I have time over the next few days I guess.

Anyway, this is a yummy Yunnan tea. It’s smooth, bready, and satisfying, with a good balance between sweet and savory and a nice dollop of sweet potato. A bit of an earthy undertone as well, which gives a nice foundation. And just a hint of dark cocoa and apricot skin.

It’s very appreciated this evening after a long day of shopping with my mom and sister. :)

Flavors: Apricot, Bread, Cocoa, Creamy, Earth, Malt, Round, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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