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Yunnan Golden Needle

A rare, silky smooth black tea with notes of cocoa and caramel.

Limited Edition Collection - Sold Out.

This rich, silky Chinese black tea is made up of just the youngest buds, spring-picked from 30 year old tea bushes growing in the remote mountains of Yunnan province. This Golden Needle is an excellent example of a premium grade black tea from the region, with a sweet, rich aroma and indulgent flavour notes of cocoa, caramel and Brazil nuts.

This year we wanted to just how good a Yunnan Black can be when you buy super high grade. Gorgeously soft and smooth with no astringency and a silky, chocolatey malt taste. Alice - Head of Tea

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Yunnan Golden Needle

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/ 5

This tea is addictive. Smooth and caramely, and with a great aroma.

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/ 5

Wow what a treat! Rich and delicious- so so chocolatey. Thanks Canton, love all of the new Limited Edition teas I have tried so far.

Yunnan Golden Needle
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This outstanding black tea is grown by He Xun Lian and his family, close to the remote village of Mojiang, Yunnan Province. Harvest takes place over the first two weeks of March, a time-intensive process where just the top two buds of each bush are plucked. Despite being a black tea, the leaves are only lightly withered during production, making the Golden Needle more delicate and complex than traditional black teas.

Other Names - Dian Hong, Golden Buds

Chinese Name Dian Hong
Country China
Harvesting Area Mojiang Village, Ning’Er County, Yunnan Province
Plantation Altitude 1300m
Harvest Date First two weeks of March 2017
Varietal Yun Kang #10 (Sinensis-Assamica hybrid)
Leaf Appearance Golden needles covered in down
Aroma Sweet cocoa, malt and hay
Liquor Golden
Tasting Notes Smooth with notes of cocoa, caramel, malt and brazil nuts
Quick Brewing Instructions 4g, 95°C, 250 ml, 3 mins
Picking Standard Bud only
Farmer He Xun Lian