Review: Tea Palace Yunnan Imperial

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Thumbs up!"A nice hearty brew that was definitely up to the somewhat challenging task of waking me up on an early morning. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8/10
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teapalaceyunnanI have always been a fan of Yunnan tea, and Tea Palace's Yunnan Imperial is no exception. The dried leaves are long and wiry, displaying assorted shades of browns, many of which have a yellowish highlight to them. The dry leaves have a hearty aroma to them. Some other varieties of Yunnan teas that I have had have been a bit peppery, but this tea instead had strong malty and chocolaty notes. To me, this tea is hearty and rich enough to pass as an Assam or Golden Monkey. This is a naturally sweet tea, and I enjoyed it without adding any milk or sugar. This does seem like a type of tea that would take milk and sugar well, though. I found this tea to be a full-bodied brew and it was definitely up to the somewhat challenging task of waking me up on an early morning. This is an ideal breakfast tea on its own, but would probably also do well incorporated into a breakfast blend. I should note that I accidentally infused my leaves for a bit longer than I intended to, and thus worried that I had ruined my cup of tea. On the contrary, however, this tea held up quite well to the longer infusion time and possessed no bitterness or other unpalatable effects of my extended infusion time. In all, this is a great morning tea and one I would recommend to others.

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