Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pekoe Sip House Royal Golden Yunnan

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: tippy, mottled black and brown
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker
Liquor: deep reddish amber

I love a good tippy Yunnan black tea and this one really hit the spot. The dry leaves were quite beautiful to look at. The taste was smooth and sweet with notes of cacao and sweet potato. There was no bitterness or astringency (even when I accidentally left my second infusion brewing for too long). It wasn't overly complex but there's nothing wrong with that. There are days when a simpler tea is just want the doctor ordered. I had a lazy moment so I prepared this in a western fashion but I think it would also perform well if made using gongfu methods. +Pekoe Sip House operates three Boulder cafes as well as an internet shop. As a certified B-Corp, their business practices really caught my attention. Every year they donate to social and education programs for positive change locally, nationally and globally. Their commitment to ethical sourcing is also appreciated. I love being able to connect with and support companies like this through my blog.

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Enter the code "teajoy" when ordering from Pekoe Sip House and you'll receive a 25% discount!

Royal Golden Yunnan sample provided by Pekoe Sip House.