Yunnan Golden Heaven

Yunnan Golden Heaven
$15.75

 

A golden-tipped tea with a rich, earthy character.

Golden Heaven is one of most stylish teas that is commercially available. Stylish means very visually appealing typified by tippy, neat, wiry and well made leaves. This tea is characterized by its fine shape (black lustre and distinctive golden yellow buds), varnished color, fragrant aroma, malty taste and top quality. It is a distinctive specialty tea, so much so that when it was first exported to London it commanded a title as a ‘special species of tea’. When steeped, the essential elements of the leaf infuse giving a bright reddish liquor with a brisk and lingering fragrant aroma with toasty lovely notes.

Yunnan is in an ideal location to grow tea. This is characterized by:

a) annual average temperature of 15 degrees C

b) annual accumulated precipitation of 45 inches

c) relative humidity of 75% during the tea growing period

d) an average soil pH value of 4.5 – 6.5

e) mean altitude of 4000 – 6500 feet above sea level

This tea is one of the top qualities available from Yunnan Province. It is only made during the last two weeks of March and thefirst two weeks of April, when the new season growth flushes in a particular manner that gives a high percentage of golden tip. Drink this tea and you treat yourself to one of the world’s great teas.