Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wild Tea Qi Artisan Golden Tips

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: wiry, covered in golden hair
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: amber

What can I say, I'm a sucker for tippy golden teas from Yunnan. They're so fluffy! This particular tea was comprised completely of golden fleecy buds. The taste was mellow yet complex with sweet notes of cacao, honey and a hint of fruitiness. This is definitely a tea that deserves to be gongfu'd. It yielded at least six consecutive brews and probably could have gone on further. The taste was slightly different but I was reminded very much Verdant Tea's Golden Fleece. The two teas are comparably priced (this one is slightly less at times), making Artisan Golden Tips a great alternative for all of you fleece addicts out there. I start craving red teas like this when the snow comes so I might have to stock up soon. One of my favorite things about +Wildteaqi is that they share the name, face and story of the farmers that they source from. It gives the customer peace of mind and shows that they really care about where their teas from.

Artisan Golden Tips sample provided by Wild Tea Qi.

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