About Tippy South Cloud:
Yunnan (meaning ‘south of the cloudy mountains’) is regarded as one of the native growing regions where tea originated. This beautiful province is home to the Mekong and Lancang river basins and to the famous Puer category of tea. Tippy South Cloud is made at a 100% organic tea garden with a mix of black and gold-tipped leaves. In tea making, the golden color emerges during the leaf withering process when moisture dries off of the tea. However, only special cultivars will produce this golden color, and there are very few areas in Yunnan that contain these plants. Other areas known to have golden-tipped cultivars are Hunan and Fujian in China, and Assam in India.
Tippy South Cloud is special during late summer months. Since it is a heavily oxidized (darker) tea, it maintains its flavor well over the months.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Black Tea Leaves.
Reddish-brown brew, sweet aroma, and full-bodied texture. Smooth with a slight smokiness similar to roasted potatoes.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|