Yunnan Gold from TeaVert

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  TeaVert

Product Description:

Tea from the spring harvest in April is considered to be the best because the leaves are the tenderest. When oxidized, the beautiful buds of the tea turn gold rather than black, resulting in a rich, smooth flavor. This tea is deliciously rich and malty, with lingering notes of chocolate and honey. The flavor builds through several infusions.

Taster’s Review:

These leaves are very golden, and they render an unbelievably smooth cup of tea.  There are background notes of peppery spice, but a sweet, honey-like note smooths them out and gives the cup an almost “creamy” texture.

The flavor is very rich with a deep, malty tone.  There is a chewiness to this tea that reminds me of the flavor of the chewy crust from a loaf of freshly baked french bread.  I am also getting the cocoa notes that are mentioned in the above description.

This is truly a delightful, complex Yunnan that I would recommend to any tea enthusiast.  It has such a lovely flavor with no bitterness and very little (almost NO) astringency.  One of the most pleasant teas I’ve ever sipped!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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