Review: Tealicious Royal Yunnan

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Thumbs up!"This tea has a wonderful peppery spiciness, but it is also rich in malt and biscuit flavors, with a more subtly toasty flavor too."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 9/10
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Today's sample of Tealicious' Royal Yunnan reminded me why Yunnan tea remains a perennial favorite of mine. The dry leaves contain a combination of black, orangish-gold, and greensih-brown colors. They are not as spectacular in appearance as some more expensive Yunnan offerings, but they are still appealing in their own right. I used boiling water and infused one teaspoon of leaves per cup of water for three minutes. The tea is a lovely reddish-brown color. This is a sturdy tea that packs quite a bit of flavor into a little sip, yet this is not a flat and heavy brew. There is a wonderful peppery spiciness here, and that is something I always look for in any Yunnan. It is also rich in malt and biscuit flavors, with a more subtly toasty flavor too. I found it to be an ideal breakfast brew and it is a tea I would recommend be taken hot more so than iced. Because this tea has a complex flavor profile that is accented by its own sweetness, I had no desire to doctor it up with milk or sugar. Unlike many other teas, this offering is happy on its own and doesn't need any additives to coax out or tame the flavor. At a price of $9.00 for two ounces, this is an affordable tea that can be enjoyed often, perhaps even as an everyday tea. I thoroughly enjoyed the combination of flavors here and was sad to see my teacup empty too soon.

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