Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Georgia Tea Company
An Estate tea from China.
Learn more about this tea here.
I love it when I come across a tea that is exactly what it is supposed to be. Like this. It is a straight-forward Yunnan. No extra flavorings or fancy petals or anything else. It is exactly what it is supposed to be: a Yunnan.
And it has the flavors I expect from a Yunnan: bold, spicy, with a black currant, wine-like finish. It is delicious and flavorful. The first thing I notice is the peppery flavor – it is a strong, foreground note with nothing to hide. It’s out there. There is a lovely sweetness to it too … reminding me a bit of a cinnamon-y syrup. Sweet, yet spicy.
When I really focus on what I’m tasting, I notice an array of flavors: woodsy, earthy, leather-y. Fruit-like tones that taste of tangy currants. The finish is lightly astringent. The aftertaste is dry and sweet with a twinge of pepper.
A truly enjoyable cup of Yunnan that is not only delicious but very affordable!
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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