Review: Summit Tea Yunnan Gold

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Jamie’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"The smell and coloring are both so rich that it was a little surprising to me that the flavor wasn't a little fuller and longer lasting, but overall, this was still a very good tea that I'd be happy to recommend."
Jamie’s Teaview: 7.5/10
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summityunnangold.jpgI want to start out my review of Summit Teas by mentioning, without a lot of details, that their customer service department is superb. In the course of building a house, I've had lots of opportunities to experience customer service, and I can honestly say that it's amazing that anyone even says things like "the customer is always right" because generally, I've not experienced too many companies that are even willing to consider this possibility! Not so with Summit Teas. They are staffed by super helpful, very kind and courteous people. That to me counts for a great deal! And they make some darned good tea blends, too!

I brewed up a nice little pot of Summit's Yunnan Gold Black Tea the other day while working, and found the dry leaf to be a pretty, charcoal colored leaf with some lighter tips and leaves blended in here and there, with a slightly fruity and definitely smoky smelling flavor. As I added my hot water, the smoky smell was released in a wonderful burst. The tea has a fantastic coloring, darker than an assam and with the smoky sweetness of the tea being its most forward feature. And just to reiterate, the color of this tea is just
tremendous!

The tea has a nice flavor, it's bold up front, but seemed to fall off midway through the taste. I didn't find this to be a super rounded tea, taste wise, as a result. The smell and coloring are both so rich that it was a little surprising to me that the flavor wasn't a little fuller and longer lasting, but overall, this was still a very good tea that I'd be happy to recommend, to enjoy again, and/or to sample other teas with a similar flavor profile. The smokiness of the tea was light but prominent and rich enough that someone like me, who isn't in love with smokiness in teas, could really appreciate and enjoy it a great deal. So if you find the idea of a smoky tasting tea to seem a little strange or off putting, try this, it might change your mind!

— To purchase Summit Tea Yunnan Gold, 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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