Yunnan Gold Tea
Best Chinese Black Tea At Affordable Price
Yunnan Gold Tea (Dian Hong)5
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This AAA grade offers stunning value and quality. Fat tea buds, downy hairs, perfume-like fragrance, lingering aftertaste and harmonious feeling. Totally unforgettable.
The most common question I get from readers is this:
"Julian, which is the healthiest tea to drink?"
And this is how I would reply:
"My friend, all Camellia Sinensis teas are healthy, but some are more potent and pure than the others."
"Your best bet is to go for young tea buds rather than old mature leaves."
"Young tea buds are more tender, they contain more antioxidants and health benefits."
"Because they are only a day old when plucked, they are purer and contain less contaminants."
"This means you can drink less and get more health benefits. Because you are drinking quality in moderation, you are also less likely to suffer from any side effects!"
Tippy Black Tea!
Tippy black tea can be surprisingly economical. Two of my favorites are Lapsang Souchong and this Yunnan Gold black tea.
The former is slightly stronger and more fiery, while Yunnan Gold is renown for his golden liquor, mellow taste and perfume like aroma.
Yunnan Gold have existed for hundreds of years in the form of chopped leaves (mainly for export to the West, and to be drunk with milk).
This tippy variety was only invented in 1939 by Yunnan Fengqing factory.
Have you ever what makes a good cup of black tea?
For green tea, the tea compound responsible is theanine - a sweet-tasting amino acid that makes you feel so calm and relaxed, and yet alert and concentrating, at the same time.
For black tea, the tea compounds responsible are theaflavin (yellow color) and thearubigin (red color).
Thearubigin is especially important, as it is a powerful antioxidant.
Generally speaking, the higher the levels of theaflavin and thearubigin, the higher the quality of the black tea.
Yunnan Gold is made from Yunnan Big Leaf varieties, which contain more of these compounds.
The young tea buds are tender with a high level of soluble solids. They also contain more of these compounds.
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AAA Grade (Spring 2015) - 50 grams
This AAA grade is produced in the Fengqing County of Yunnan, the birthplace of tippy black tea, where he was invented in 1939.
Imagine yourself drinking the best black tea in the world for just $13?
This AAA grade is probably not the best black tea, but it is not far off, and it does huge value for money.
We couldn't believe it ourselves. He is the highest grade of Yunnan Gold that we have discovered so far, at surprisingly affordable price.
Pour hot water over the tea buds and gaze at the glowing golden liquor - sign of the high levels of theaflavin and thearubigin (a powerful antioxidant).
Observe the golden circle where the tea touches your glass - another sign of quality.
Do you see how fat and consistent the tea buds are? Notice how most of them are single buds and one-bud-with-one-leaf. Can you spot the downy hairs? What colors are they?
Bring your glass close to your nose. Take a sniff. Experience the aromatic perfume.
Now take a sip. Taste the mellow taste and feel soothing aftertaste. Notice how silky your palate feels for the rest of the day!
By Margareta (Sweden)
A wonderful tea, with honey after-tones lingering in the nose. To drink in small beautiful cups as it is brewed, nothing added. Maybe one or two petit fours of almonds (macarons) to nibble on the side. A tea to enjoy with dear tea-loving friends. (^.^)
By Stig (Copenhagen)
The Yunnan Gold Tea 2012 has now become my favourite morning tea with its wonderful mellowness and soothing, long lasting character!
So I just ordered another 150 g.
By Raetta (Gardena-California)
This is truly the best black tea I've ever tasted. It is even wonderful iced.
I orderded two more packs. Thank you Julian
By Nasar (Bolton)
Nice high quality tea. Taste is very good for black tea.
Thanks and would definitely recommend.
Looked great and smelled great in the packet.
Lovely flavour and aroma in the cup.