Honey Aroma Golden Needle Yunnan Black Tea * Spring 2018

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Baked Bread, Bitter, Citrus, Grain, Herbaceous, Malt, Thyme, Apricot, Creamy, Floral, Honey, Honeysuckle, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes, Toast
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Edit tea info Last updated by eastkyteaguy
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 11 oz / 317 ml

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  • “I got this this in a swap with tperez a while ago, but I only got around writing about it now as I finish the bag. I found less sweet, malty, and cocoa notes in here than your standard Yunnan dian...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Home – 10:00 AM So once upon a time (actually, a few years ago, when I was first on Steepster), I really loved Chinese black teas, and especially Yunnan black teas. So now that I’m drinking tea...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

s is a large leaf assamica hybrid (Yun Kang #100 and Chang Ye Bai Hao) grown in Ning’Er area of Simao. Just the buds are picked in the first week of March just as the bud shoots start to sprout after the tea plants awaken from their winter hibernation.

Processed with minimal wilting, and a medium level of oxidation gives this tea a subtle honey and flower aroma and honey-like sweetness.

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2 Tasting Notes

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358 tasting notes

I got this this in a swap with tperez a while ago, but I only got around writing about it now as I finish the bag. I found less sweet, malty, and cocoa notes in here than your standard Yunnan dian hong. Instead, the aroma is more herbaceous and the taste more citrusy and bitter. There are notes of baked bread, thyme, and grains among others. The body is medium at best, but liquor has a nice bubbly mouthfeel that I like. All in all, it’s probably not as unique as I make it sound though, the profile does bear a lot of resemblance to other black teas of course.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Bitter, Citrus, Grain, Herbaceous, Malt, Thyme

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 160 ML

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Home – 10:00 AM

So once upon a time (actually, a few years ago, when I was first on Steepster), I really loved Chinese black teas, and especially Yunnan black teas. So now that I’m drinking tea again, I had to order a few to try from Yunnan Sourcing, just to see if I still feel the same way. I chose Fu Shou Mei Feng Qing, High Mountain Red Ai Lao, and this tea. Because come on, anything with “Honey Aroma” in the name needs to be tried! ;) Plus I wanted some variety.

Some of my favorite teas that I remember were the lovely golden varieties. This is no exception, the leaves are long and slender and covered with golden hairs. Lovely! I followed the Western parameters from a similar tea on Teavivre (because YS only has Gongfu parameters). I sort of eyeballed the amount of tea instead of weighing it for some reason… (shrugs)

The resulting brew is light, and it smells and tastes just as I remember. The predominant note is malty sweet potato, alongside lightly toasted bread and honey. Perhaps a touch of apricot adding a bit of fruitiness (okay, now I want buttered toast with apricot jam…). At the end, there is a light floral finish, making me think of honeysuckle.

I’m happy to find that I still love this type of black tea, despite drinking mostly flavored teas these days! Will definitely be trying more once I’ve worked my way through these selections.

I’m going to hold off on a rating, since I don’t really have anything to compare this with. But I highly recommend it!

Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Creamy, Floral, Honey, Honeysuckle, Malt, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes, Toast

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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