Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"When I was first introduced to the wonderful world of Yunnan teas, I fell in love with the peppery aftertaste, and this tea delivers that spicy kick where other Yunnans have failed."|
I can’t think of a single time that I ever turned down a cup of Yunnan tea, and the opportunity to review Chah’s Yunnan Golden Tips is no exception. Visually speaking, this tea is a rather attractive sample. The leaves are long and loosely folded, bearing various shades of light golden browns. The dry leaves have a satisfying aroma of sweetness and pepperiness. The flavor produced from a three minute infusion in boiling water is rich and rewarding. What stands out most for this tea is the peppery flavor that lasts long after each sip. When I was first introduced to the wonderful world of Yunnan teas, I fell in love with the peppery aftertaste, and this tea delivers that spicy kick where other Yunnans have failed. What also appealed to me was the natural sweetness of this tea; this one is a self-drinker, no need to add sugar or milk to this tea. Overall, however, when compared to other golden tip varieties of Yunnan, I found this tea to be just a bit inferior to others with respect to its complexity and depth of flavor. While I tasted sweet caramel and cocoa notes, the flavor was not as robust and malty as I have had from other Yunnan Golden tips. Chah’s website refers to floral undertones, but I have to say that I really didn’t taste much of a floral undertone. In all, I did enjoy this tea very much, and while it is not the best representative of Yunnan Golden Tips that I have ever had, it is more than decent and very enjoyable. Although this tea’s flavor is slightly inferior to comparable Yunnan Golden tips, the cost is also less expensive, thereby making this tea a good balance between quality and cost.
— To purchase Chah Yunnan Golden Tips, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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