Where To Buy: Arbor Teas
This exquisite black tea hails from the Jing Mai Mangjing region of China’s southwestern Yunnan province, made from the 1300-year-old tea trees found there – some of the oldest living tea trees in the world. The people of Jing Mai Mangjing’s high mountain tea villages climb their ancient tea trees to harvest the new growth leaves and buds used to create this organic and Fair Trade Certified tea. It is quite tippy, rich with golden buds and large, delicately twisted leaves. The full-bodied infusion is deep red with a molasses-like sweetness, a subtle milkiness and light coppery finish.
Ingredients: organic Chinese black tea
Suggested serving size: one level teaspoon
I’m having a really hard morning and I had a different tea planned for this morning’s review but since I am now on my 3rd cup of this for the day I thought I would pay tribute to the tea that is helping ease my frustrations. Don’t you just LOVE how teas can do that!? Comfort you! I’m so thankful for tea! Anyhow…on to the review…
This infuses VERY dark brown. It’s a bold brew and full of malty goodness! It’s a great wake-me-up tea and multiple infusions were successful – at least for me they were! It smells a little bakey but doesn’t really taste chewy, per say, but it IS a delightfully strong cup! This is a good, solid Golden Yunnan with a slight milky-smooth aftertaste especially on the 2nd and 3rd infusion!
Where To Buy: thepuriTea
If you’re a fan of Golden Yunnan then you’ll be a fan of her little cousin Hong Jing Luo. The name loosely translates into the golden soft downy feathers, its young loosely rolled black tea with golden tips is reminiscent of the finest Chinese black teas. Great morning tea to get you started with your day, goes well with milk or try it with brown sugar.
When I first read the product description on this one – it ‘had me at’ “If You’re A Fan Of Golden Yunnan…”
It just so happens that I am so I was excited to try this tea! I did two infusions while trying Hong Jing Luo by thepuriTea and here are my findings…
For the 1st infusion it tasted a little like cocoa and a rich-semi sugary. It reminded me of a Raisin-taste…almost like the raisins in a sugar cookie and CRISP. It has a very nice scent!
For the 2nd Infusion…
I smell…sweet potatoes, YES, Sweet Potatoes! It’s an interesting taste, indeed! Maybe more like sweet potatoes with brown sugar. And it’s still crisp and sweet! After the 2nd infusion cools for a few minutes (at room temperature) I can taste a slight woodsy yet sweet taste at the end of the sip and into the after taste.
This is a very unique cup of tea! That gets points in my book! And it tastes good too! VERY Memorable!