Yunnan Bi Luo Chun Black
Garden: Ning'er County, Simao, Yunnan Province, China
Harvest: Spring 2019
Taste: Smooth and rich with cocoa, spice, and flowers
A premium curled tea from the Yunnan province of China, composed exclusively of curled silky-soft golden buds from the large varietal (dayeh) of tea plants. The pluck is 1 leaf to 1 bud followed by careful processing, which includes hand-rolling the tea into tight 'snails'.
In the cup, the curls yield a creamy and malty, sweet-liquoring tea with almost no bite. This is a lush, full-flavoured tea with incredible depth of flavour and subtle nuance. It's smooth, rich, mouth-filling and brews a deep honey colour in the cup. The aroma of Black Gold is creamy and savoury, with hints of warm toffee and sweet potatoes.
Take time to appreciate this exquisite tea and the Yunnan artisans who continue to craft it.
Brewing Advice: 3 grams, 100 degrees, 3-4 mins (multiple infusions)