Premium Yunnan Black Gold (Dian Hong Cha) .Yunnan Sourcing LLCOctober 2, 2007 at 11:25 am | Posted in Black Tea, Tea Reviews, Yunnan | Leave a comment
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Yunnan Sourcing LLC (review) 16.4/250 g = $1.86/oz , 30/lb …. :O :O *** DISCONTINUED ***
Production: Fall 2006
“Aged just enough, liquor is mellow, smooth but with a depth of flavor that is not to be missed. Other black teas don’t stand up to this!”
Dry: This smells good from 1 meter away (thats 3 feet). I’ve not seen a black tea with such long intact leaves in my last year of tasting teas! (or maybe i have, what do i know, i’m getting senile anyway…)
Method: 1black scoop “tbsp” 4oz @ 190F
Liquor: little dust/residue in the liquor. smell hint of smoky.
interruption: Ohhhhh sooo goood…. mmmmm…
…ok… i’m back…
Tongue: so good… “full taste” (fills mouth with flavor), chocolaty aftertaste with a little tiny astringency, oh so nice
not bitter, not wine, not watery, not “foody” (personal sensation)
i want to say ‘soft’ but not lacking flavor, soft as in not rough, no unpleasant astringency, everything melts very nice on the tastebuds. i think as they say it ‘mellow‘ is better.
good, longlasting aftertaste.
i so want to describe the flavor in more detail but i dont have any other words to match…
Compared: to the yunnan gold from Jing Tea, Jing’s was more caramel (but it had what i call “foody-ceylon” flavor which is not my preference). another comparison with Yunnan Gold Tips looseleaf tea .Ito En
Overall: lets just say… friggin’ awesome (imho) three thumbs up (thats all the thumbs i got).