Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Georgia Tea Company
An Estate tea from China.
Learn more about this tea here.
I love it when I come across a tea that is exactly what it is supposed to be. Like this. It is a straight-forward Yunnan. No extra flavorings or fancy petals or anything else. It is exactly what it is supposed to be: a Yunnan.
And it has the flavors I expect from a Yunnan: bold, spicy, with a black currant, wine-like finish. It is delicious and flavorful. The first thing I notice is the peppery flavor – it is a strong, foreground note with nothing to hide. It’s out there. There is a lovely sweetness to it too … reminding me a bit of a cinnamon-y syrup. Sweet, yet spicy.
When I really focus on what I’m tasting, I notice an array of flavors: woodsy, earthy, leather-y. Fruit-like tones that taste of tangy currants. The finish is lightly astringent. The aftertaste is dry and sweet with a twinge of pepper.
A truly enjoyable cup of Yunnan that is not only delicious but very affordable!