Golden Needle is made with only the newly sprouted tips. Although, Yunnan is known for its ‘gold tip teas’, we usually find a lot of variation in the flavor profile, depending on the specific region within Yunnan. High quality Gold tips are made in the early summer months of May and June.
The Cangyuan area in Yunnan is near the Chinese – Burma border and home to a high elevation, remotely located tea garden. Our grower has been propagating tea at this garden for about twelve years. Due to the remote location, it is usually difficult to find seasonal tea pickers and the tea plants have undertaken a slightly ‘wild-grown’ character, which we like. Older tea plants, produce less yield, but significantly better flavor profiles.
Flavor Profile: Warm, red apple aroma with roasted cane sugar sweetness.
Ingredients: Organic black tea leaves