Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Happy Earth Tea Yunnan Gold Supreme Organic

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small, tippy and golden
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teapot
Liquor: deep reddish brown

You all know that +Happy Earth Tea is my go to when it comes to Darjeeling but they also have a very nice selection of teas from other growing regions as well. I love Yunnan red teas and this one was very nice. The leaves were mostly whole leaves with a nicely mottled golden color to them. Love those fuzzy buds! The taste was earthy and sweet with a pleasant maltiness. Subtle notes of chocolate, fruit and even florals added a nice level of complexity. It was full bodied but not super bold about it so I wouldn't recommend using milk or sugar here. I've got a bit of this left and I'll definitely be gongfu-ing it as I think it will come out even better than it did in my little Tsuki Teapot from Rishi. If you are ever in Rochester, NY be sure to stop by their tea studio. It's on my "must see" list and I'll be going as soon as I can find someone with a car who loves tea as much as I do. :)

Yunnan Gold Supreme Organic sample provided by Happy Earth Tea.