This golden-colored, whole bud tea is both beautiful to look at and delicious to drink.
Golden Sprouting Buds is a rich, full-bodied Yunnan dian hong. It is very creamy and smooth while being very full-flavored and satisfying. It is comprised 100% of soft, sweet, tender tea buds.
The buds are graceful and sturdy. Big, plump and beautiful, these buds have the golden tan/yellow color that is the hallmark of Yunnan tea buds that have been plucked from broad-leaf Yunnan arbor tea trees in remote, high mountain forested locales.
Our current selection of Yunnan Golden Sprouting Buds is from this year’s spring pluck. Due to the early season in this garden, the bud break is early in the year, and allows the buds a considerable time to grow while still being in the ‘spring’ season. The buds are overall larger and more straight in shape than our current autumnal pluck of Jumbo Golden Buds.
Try this tea without milk and you may find that it is just perfect enjoyed that way. It is also delicious cold, and can be re-steeped numerous times, which is great for yielding the quantity that is needed for iced tea. Yunnan Golden Sprouting Buds will also show well after a long steep if you choose to do that, and then you can dilute the liquor to taste, for drinking hot or cold.
This tea is grown and carefully crafted in the Simao Tea Harvesting area.
Yunnan has a long history of producing both Pu-erh and dian hong made from forest-gathered leaf, in addition to the small-holder and moderate-sized tea gardens that are scattered throughout the ‘hills’ of Yunnan Province. We love dian hong such as this tea – a traditional, small-village-made tea that is not like any other small-village-made tea, due to the wonder of terroir.