Yunnan Glod Black tea from the Yunnan province of China, the birthplace of tea itself. Yunnan black tea is easily identified by its abundance of soft golden tips, and savory cocoa and black pepper flavors. It is a very forgiving tea; will not taste bitter when over-steeped. Our 'Yunnan Gold Tea' is ALL Gold leaves, milk chocolate creamy and sweet, with pleasant pepper notes. The flavor becomes earthier and more layered as it cools. Soft, rounded cup, silky and perfect. Limited quantities are available each year.
An ancient province in south-western China, Yunnan is bordering on Vietnam. This misty, mountainous province has grown tea for 2,000 years. The "Yun" in Yunnan means "cloud" and most Yunnan teas are grown at elevations of three to seven thousand feet.
Yunnan is also the home of the oldest wild growing tea tree (never pruned to be bush height). This tree is estimated to be 1,800 years old! Yunnan's most senior cultivated tree, by contrast, is a relative youngster - a mere 800 years old!
How to Prepare:
Use 2 teaspoons per 16 to 24 oz pot.
Use Boiling (212 F) water.
Steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
Caffeine: about 40 mg per 8oz cup.