Yunnan Xiang Gui
Organic Black Tea

  • 100g

  • 20 servings
    $0.75 per cup
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Cultivar: Xiang Gui Yun Hao "Fragrant Tippy Yunnan"
Elevation: 1,850m
Harvest Date: April-May 2016

Yunnan Xiang Gui celebrates the sweetness that the best traditional style Dianhong ("Yunnan Red") teas have to offer. It is made from a cultivar that is cherished for its downy tips that are lush with a high concentration of tricomes–the golden fleece that covers the tea buds. These golden buds not only create a beautiful dry leaf to appreciate, but also lend a rich mouthfeel and natural sugary sweetness into the cup. Yunnan Xiang Gui is best enjoyed straight up, without milk or sugar.



Tasting Notes: Tippy black tea with notes of caramelized pear, Japanese confectionery sugar, and the delicate aroma of sweet carnation flowers.

Ingredients: Organic black tea.

Yunnan, China
Tea: 1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz water
Temperature: 200°F
Time: 3-4 minutes
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By Peter on September 10, 2016
San Francisco, CA United States
If you haven't gone through your Bai Hao phase yet, then certainly do and this is a good introduction. If you are sick of Bai Hao by now, steer clear.

If you don't know what Bai Hao is, it's China's answer to Muscatel Darjeeling, which in some ways is like a tea snob's Earl Grey but with a different citrusy flavor than common bergamot. It's also called "Oriental Beauty" or "Eastern Beauty."

If the Muscatel is too much for you, a quick rinse will peel a lot of it off without robbing the rest of the tea too much. I only felt the first infusion after the rinse was good with this tea...the second was a bit spent. Some Bai Hao's do two infusions fine, although the Muscatel is mostly on the first.

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By David A. Mihaila on July 16, 2016
Diamond Head, HI United States
A full-bodied red with aggressive bitters that will put hair on your chest if steeped at the recommended water temperature of 212 degrees (printed on the front label of the first release).

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