Golden Buddha

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Baked Bread, Stonefruits, Chocolate, Smooth
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “This is a sunny, carefree tea. Bread and fruity sweetness. It is not complex but so yummy and charming. It has no astringency but enough of the malty backbone to keep it from becoming cloying…...” Read full tasting note
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  • “From the TTB The first steep was nice and smooth and chocolatey. The second I had to leave in for 10 minutes and it still was a bit weak. I guess I expected a stronger second steep from a tea of...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “A couple of years ago, TeaSource had a black tea I adored called “Golden Mao Feng”. They no longer carry it and I’ve been trying every Chinese black tea with “golden” in the name since trying to...” Read full tasting note
    90

From TeaSource

These long, handmade black tea leaves from Fujian produce an aroma that is sweet and rich. The cup is very complex, yet very balanced: smooth, strong, sweet, and fragrant with a pronounced and lingering black licorice/spicy note.

This tea is from a new cultivar (Mingke 1) developed by the Fujian Tea Research Institute and just released in 1999. This particular lot is made by Mr. & Mrs. Tang of Xiamen, Fujian, who are both graduates of Fu’an Tea School. The school is affiliated with the Fujian Tea Research Institute. This tea is grown at about 2400’ elevation and is produced in Anxi County, Fujian.

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211 tasting notes

This is a sunny, carefree tea. Bread and fruity sweetness. It is not complex but so yummy and charming. It has no astringency but enough of the malty backbone to keep it from becoming cloying… also a mild pleasant aftertaste of baked bread. This tea is very forgiving regarding the steeping times and the water temperature.

It is a golden retriever of teas, always ready to cheer up with unadulterated happiness.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Stonefruits

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From the TTB
The first steep was nice and smooth and chocolatey. The second I had to leave in for 10 minutes and it still was a bit weak. I guess I expected a stronger second steep from a tea of this quality, but what I did drink was delicious, but not all that complex.

Flavors: Chocolate

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A couple of years ago, TeaSource had a black tea I adored called “Golden Mao Feng”. They no longer carry it and I’ve been trying every Chinese black tea with “golden” in the name since trying to find a substitute. This one definitely isn’t as good as that one, but I am enjoying it. It has a rich, bready flavor with a nice smooth finish and no astringency. It also re-steeps well.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

Any tea that can be described with bread adjectives is a winner for me!

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