The golden Yunnan organic red tea first grade is made of medium size and totally fermented leaves coming from Yunnan. This product has some common aesthetics features with the organic snow dragon green tea first grade because they both comes from the same garden close to the big city of Kunming. However, the two opposite processing of these two products allow to acknowledge all the potentials and features of this plantation located at 1300 meters above the sea level.
The infuse of the golden Yunnan reveal to the palate some floral notes and then an oxidized character with a soft honey sweetness. The tannic presence is quite low while, sometimes, it is possible to fil a slightly citrusy taste. The effect of this last flavor together with the first floral notes leaves in the aftertaste a pleasant refreshing feeling.
Place of origin
After the harvest the leaves Golden Yunnan Organic red Tea First Grade wither under the sunlight for a certain period of time depending on the tea master wisdom before going through a bending phase. The leaves are pressed and rolled to mix the vegetal juices in their and so cause the beginning of the oxidation process. In this case the tea leaves are exposed to a progressive increase of temperature during the oxidation phase and, after the leaf has reached its typical dark brown color, the last humidity is dried out. After some days the tea is ready to be consumed.
We invite you to brew this Golden Yunnan Organic red Tea First Grade in the traditional Chinese style (gong fu cha) in order to extract more from your leaves. Following this preparation you could use 5.5 grams of leaves (about 4 teaspoons) in a gaiwan of 100 ml so you can obtains more infusions with different flavors. After a brief rinse of the leaves in a 90°C water you can go with a first infusion of 10 seconds and, after that, at the same water temperature, you can do multiple infusion adding 10 seconds every steeping time (10 – 20 – 30…)
These leaves could be steep about 7 times.
To prepare the tea in the western style we suggest 3 grams of leaves (about 2 teaspoons) in a 150 ml cup with 90°C water for a steeping time of one minute and a half.
The tea could be filtered if you want to avoid some little piece of the leaves during the tasting time and also the steeping time we recommend here could be modify on your personal preferences.
We recommend you to store this tea in a dry and cool place avoiding the direct sun light on the leaves.