Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Rishi Tea
This certified organic black tea is harvested from Yunnan’s ancient tea trees. Its deeply flavored infusion has notes of peppery spice, chocolate, sweet raisin, and a malty finish. Golden Yunnan has expertly fermented, even graded leaves and big, golden buds. Its wonderfully full-flavored and rich body is a treat for black tea lovers.
When I first started sipping this tea this morning, I could really get a taste of the raisin-like taste. As the tea cooled slightly, more of the other flavors began to present themselves.
The sip starts with the aforementioned sweetness, contrasted with a warm note of spice. By mid-sip, a bittersweet cocoa has arrived to add more depth to the flavors. The sip finishes with hints of fruit and a cleansing astringency. The malty tone, while lightly present throughout the sip, is especially pronounced at the tail, giving this tea a very well-rounded presentation. The aftertaste is sweet and malty.
This tea is perfect for the start of the day – when you want that sense of wakefulness – this tea will deliver. It is hearty and robust enough to clear the cobwebs from the mind but also has a very agreeable level of sweetness to it that will enchant the senses. Another excellent tea from Rishi!