Named after their origins in the Yunnan province of China, these teas are coveted as gourmet offerings by connoisseurs, while eliciting surprise from newcomers to loose leaf tea due to their appearance. Made with a prevalence of golden leafy buds (or golden “tips”), Royal Yunnan Gold is a tea that boasts a surprising lack of astringency for black tea, and resilience to strong steeping methods. The unique, brassy liquor brews into an easy to drink cuppa with notes of molasses-like sweetness and a lingering finish.
- Pairs well with chicken dishes, creme brulee, popcorn (seriously, don’t judge us), mid-afternoon relaxation.
- Steep Time: 200°-212° for 4 minutes
- Black tea