Tea: Jinggu Golden Strand Pure Bud Yunnan Black Tea - Spring 2014

A Yunnan Gold from Yunnan Sourcing

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Jinggu Golden Strand Pure Bud Yunnan Black Tea - Spring 2014
Brand:Yunnan Sourcing
Style:Yunnan Gold
Region:Jinggu, Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Jinggu Golden Strand Pure Bud Yunnan Black Tea - Spring 2014

AromaFlavorValueTotal
10 of 105 of 55 of 5100 of 100
OutstandingExcellentOutstanding

The aroma is...well, it is awesome, there are notes of dried cherries and apricots, with more subtle notes of sweet potatoes, roasted peanuts, and lastly a tiny hint of cream. It is very much so iconic for a Yunnan black tea, at least for me it is, it has all the notes I expect when sniffing a fuzzy gold tea, but with a cleaner and crisper edge.

The first steep starts out juicy and sweet, it reminds me of biting into a perfectly ripe plum and then it transitions to malt and molasses. After this there is a delicious kick of pumpkin, I had a funny moment when sipping this tea where I actually shouted out Pumpkin! and promptly handed Ben the cup to taste, where he agreed that yes, this tea had pumpkin notes and promptly went back to reading. The finish of the tea is floral, with almost a rose like touch, the mouthfeel starts out creamy and fades to a dry slightly fuzzy feel at the end.

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