Spring of 2019 was an interesting season for finest quality Yunnan teas. A mild but still long-lasting winter helped our producer in Pu’er city make some of the sweetest while mildest black teas we have tasted so far, due to the tea’s buds growing far bigger than usual. And this Honey Black – a Golden bud Yunnan black tea produced the Taiwanese way of a mixiang or honey black by our tea master Dan Ni – made of the finest assorted one leaf / one bud available from an EU organic certified plantation on 1800m close to Pu’er city, captures the essence of it.
Our 2019 Golden Tip Honey Black is the highest grade of our Honey Blacks, more complex than a Pure Gold while sweeter, more floral and far finer than any other grade of traditional dianhong teas, this tea is a classic. And it is roasted to perfection.
This floral sweetness floats above a warm base of nuts and dark chocolate, the full golden colour of the brew does keep what it promises – and all this without a hint of bitterness or astringency, basically no matter how you brew it.
Sure, the more refined the brewing technique, the more this tea can shine, there is a lot of potential. Try it yourself!