- Golden Heaven Yunnan Background
- Golden Heaven Preparation
Full bodied tending astringent (brisk) with a heady bouquet Golden Heaven Yunnan has a full, malty taste with a lovely hint of ‘jammy’ tea flavor that is outstanding with milk. The cup is very bright and golden coppery color. Tremendous Tea! Reminiscent of a top 2nd flush Assam.
Golden Heaven is one of most stylish teas that is commercially available. Stylish means very visually appealing typified by tippy, neat, wiry and well made leaves. This tea is characterized by its fine shape (black lustre and distinctive golden yellow buds), varnished color, fragrant aroma, malty taste and top quality. It is a distinctive specialty tea, so much so that when it was first exported to London it commanded a title as a ‘special species of tea’. When steeped, the essential elements of the leaf infuse giving a bright reddish liquor with a brisk and lingering fragrant aroma with toasty lovely notes.
Ingredients: Artisan black tea
Origen: Yunnan, China
Yunnan is in an ideal location to grow tea. This is characterized by:
This tea is one of the top qualities available from Yunnan Province. It is only made during the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April, when the new season growth flushes in a particular manner that gives a high percentage of golden tip. Drink this tea and you treat yourself to one of the world’s great teas.
Water Temperature: Boiling
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water): 1 tsp. (2.5 grams)
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Number of Infusions: 1
We highly recommend brewing your tea in a teapot or mug with a removable infuser so that you can remove the leaves at the end of the steeping time. Whole leaf teas of this quality need room to unfurl and expand in the water in order to perform their "magic." However, leaving the tea leaves in the water will result in an over-infused, bitter tea. If you want a stronger cup of tea increase the amount of leaf rather than the steeping time. If you don't have a removable infuser, you can brew the loose leaves directly in the pot. At the end of the steeping time, pour all of the tea into a warm serving pitcher or pot.