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2024 Yunnan Golden Strand Black Tea

2024 Yunnan Golden Strand Black Tea

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Delicate + Twisted
Yunnan Golden Buds
hand-picked and carefully shaped into iconic 'strands' to show off the golden color and rich sweet flavor. Notes of buttered popcorn, buckwheat, clove, and cherry pie.
Spring 2024 ♦ Yunnan Province
Delicate + Twisted
Yunnan Golden Buds
hand-picked and carefully shaped into iconic 'strands' to show off the golden color and rich sweet flavor. Notes of buttered popcorn, buckwheat, clove, and cherry pie.
Spring 2024 ♦ Yunnan Province
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Sourced by Wang Yanxin

Small farmers and micro-workshops across Yunnan are often denied the chance to show off their incredible work, overshadowed by big labels. Wang Yanxin believes in small producers, helping them reach a wide audience without big brand labels.
 
The result is pristine, hand-finished tea, aged offerings and regional collaborations that inspire new styles. Wang Yanxin has devoted her career and formidable palate to these collaborations, searching far and wide for the very best.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2024
    • Lincang RegionYunnan Province
    • ELEVATION1300 METERS
    • Fengqing AssamicaTea Varietal

    Golden Strand is one of Yunnan's iconic "Dian Hong" black teas, hand picked and carefully shaped to show off luxurious downy buds and golden color. Wang Yanxin has a longstanding relationship with a farmer's cooperative in Lincang, giving her access to this competition-grade te, with a distinctive flavor unlike Golden Fleece or classic Yunnan Golden Buds style black teas. The Golden Strand has a more buttery and rich flavor. with notes of whipped cream, graham cracker, fruit pie and clove.

  • true
    100
    whipped cream, buttered popcorn
    true
    75
    cherry pie
    true
    85
    clove, lotus leaf
    true
    65
    buckwheat, graham cracker
    false
    true
    buttery, velvety

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - whipped cream, buttered popcorn
    • fruit - cherry pie
    • spice - clove, lotus leaf
    • savory - buckwheat, graham cracker
    • texture - buttery, velvety


Wang Yanxin also recommends:

  • 'In our office tasting on a rainy summer afternoon everyone felt like this was a nap time tea, the taste of being wrapped in a perfectly light down comforter. The sweetness is delicate like butter lettuce, and the florals grow into an old school creme de violet flavor.'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    205
    8 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 8 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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