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Golden Heaven Yunnan

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Part Number:Yunnan 203.33

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Country of Origin: China
Region: Yunnan Province
Shipping Port Hong Kong
Grade: Special Tippy Orange Pekoe
Altitude: 5800 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Hand sorted Orthodox,
Cup Characteristics: Full bodied tending astringent (brisk) with a heady bouquet. Full malty with a hint of lovely ‘jammy’ tea flavor that is outstanding with milk. Tremendous Tea! Reminiscent of a top 2nd flush Assam.
Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery color
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
Golden Heaven is one of most stylish teas that is commercially available. Stylish means very visually appealing typified by tippy, neat, wiry and well made leaves. This tea is characterized by its fine shape (black lustre and distinctive golden yellow buds), varnished color, fragrant aroma, malty taste and top quality. It is a distinctive specialty tea, so much so that when it was first exported to London it commanded a title as a ‘special species of tea’. When steeped, the essential elements of the leaf infuse giving a bright reddish liquor with a brisk and lingering fragrant aroma with toasty lovely notes.
Yunnan is in an ideal location to grow tea. This is characterized by:
a) annual average temperature of 15 degrees C
b) annual accumulated precipitation of 45 inches
c) relative humidity of 75% during the tea growing period
d) an average soil pH value of 4.5 - 6.5
e) mean altitude of 4000 - 6500 feet above sea level
This tea is one of the top qualities available from Yunnan Province. It is only made during the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April, when the new season growth flushes in a particular manner that gives a high percentage of golden tip. Drink this tea and you treat yourself to one of the world’s great teas.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help capture the malty character of this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’

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