Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: White Two Tea
Just the tip of the leaf is used in the production of the Duchess black tea, which is made in a traditional Jinmaofeng [gold tip] style. This tea is suitable for both heavy brewing and gongfu style, depending on personal preference. The fragrances range from sweet and floral to mint.
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Yum! This Duchess Black Tea from White Two Tea is oh-so-delish!
It’s a golden Yunnan tea and it brews up coppery. I brewed this tea in my Kati Tumbler. I measured out a bamboo scoop of tea – I had to estimate this because the leaves are very long and wiry and didn’t really fill the scoop very well – and heated the kettle to 205°F. I poured the water over the leaves and let the tea steep for three minutes.
The flavor is wonderful! Very much what you’d expect from a Golden Yunnan tea. The sip starts out sweet with a strong caramel-y note. The texture is smooth and thick. The caramel flavor develops, offering hints of molasses and hints of spice. By mid-sip, I’m picking up on notes of Leather and baked bread and malt. In the distance, I pick up on hints of cacao. The finish is smooth (very little to no astringency whatsoever) and sweet. In the aftertaste, I pick up on faint floral notes with whispers of spice.
An absolutely LOVELY cup of tea. I prefer this tea served hot but as it cools, it is still quite good. It would make a great mid-to-late morning tea when you want something rich and satisfying to keep you going.