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2021 Yunnan Golden Jasmine

2021 Yunnan Golden Jasmine

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Sourced by Wang Yanxin

Wang Yanxin is a fierce advocate for small family farming, working with her farmer friends to develop entirely new kinds of tea and help them establish cooperatives
  • true
    65
    steamed bun, toast
    true
    100
    jasmine, honey
    true
    70
    lychee
    true
    50
    cinnamon, anise

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - steamed bun, toast
    • floral - jasmine, honey
    • fruit - lychee
    • spice - cinnamon, anise
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Lincang RegionYunnan Province
    • ELEVATION1800 METERS
    • Yunnan Da BaiTea Varietal

    This lovely offering from Wang Yanxin combines the very best of two of our favorite teas - Yunnan White Jasmine and Golden Fleece. Huge buds are picked from Yunnan Da Bai, a varietal normally used for white tea. These buds are allowed to fully oxidize into black tea, but during oxidation and drying, wild jasmine blossom are scattered among the buds, allowing the natural aroma of the jasmine to absorb over several days into the tea itself. The jasmine flowers have to be changed and renewed six times over six days to get a full aromatic infusion that lasts over many steepings. The old craft of true jasmine scenting is a slow laborious process, but the results are worth it. This tea is as rich and sweet as Golden Fleece and as luscious as Jasmine.



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  • 'To drink tea alone can be a wonderful and introspective journey, a meditation on beauty through the synergies of flavor, smell, and taste. To drink tea among friends under the right circumstances magnifies the sensations of the tea, making it easier to see the beauty that tea has to offer'

  • 5
    6-8
    205
    25 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    205
    6 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 25 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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