Leaf: golden bud, soft, downy
Aromatics: citrus, cinnamon, mashing malted barley. Hints of peat. Sweet spice.
Palate: Malted barley, caramel, dry, hint bitter. Very bold and straight forward.
This exquisite black tea can only be made from the young tender buds of the early spring harvest, which are carefully rolled into spiral shapes (bi lo chun style). It is grown and hand processed in the Simao prefecture of Yunnan China. Although it is considered a black tea, its best steeped at 95C as the buds make it more delicate.
Origin: Yunnan, China
Quantity: 4g per 200ml of water (1 generous tsp per cup)
Steeping time: 1 - 3.5 minutes
*This is a full leaf tea so is best steeped freely in a pot or cup, or a well sized infuser basket (not a ball infuser). The leaves can be infused multiple times.