A nice full-bodied Yunnan Gold is a great way to start a cool morning. This generous sample from SerentipiTea has enough tea in it that it needed its own tea caddy for further steepings throughout the next week. I used four grams, in my 100 ml gaiwan and kept the temp at 190. Flash rinsed, first infusion not much there but the warmth and the body began to show itself right after that, and continued to be, if not full of nuance, full of warmth and a clean desirable consistent taste through the next six brews! All of which were done in under ten minutes of course! This is a wake-up tea and I need to wake up as it's 6am on an 'almost' chilly Monday morning in California.
From SerendipiTea's website we read:
|Exquisite black tea hailing from the cherished Ancient Tree Tea plantation located near the heavens on Jing Mai Mountain in Yunnan province. Approximately 6,000 feet above sea level, shrouded in mist, it's romantically reported that Tea grown here has been cared for by local hill tribe groups for a thousand years. The Ancient Trees have grown wild & naturally, no pesticides or chemical fertilizers - Mother Nature alone reveals herself in this broad, golden leaf. The smooth, full-bodied tea is reminiscent of lightly roasted sugar cane & finishes with the distinct cocoa notes of fine Yunnan.|