We have many Yunnan dian hongs in our repertoire, and our Yunnan Tippy Golden has one of the largest and most loyal fan clubs of any of these extraordinary teas. So what is it about Yunnan Tippy Golden that is attractive to so many diverse tea drinkers?
Well, we think it is basically that this tea represents a taste and flavor that just satisfies many palates, whether drunk hot, cold, with dairy, honey, sweetener, or many of the other additions that tea enthusiasts add to their cup these days. We recommend that it be drunk straight-up, because it has just enough of the ‘honeyed-caramel’ Yunnan taste that pleasantly rounds out its moderate strength and brisk astringency, but it is your cup of tea, so drink it however you like!.
Up-front, this cup has so much flavor that you will find your taste buds singing all around the front of your mouth. But then the ‘returning flavor’ phenomenon begins and you will be able to enjoy Tippy Golden’s lingering flavor on your palate for quite a while after you swallow it. This is an indication of concentrated flavor in the leaf and high-quality finish-firing.
If you tend to short-steep your tea (2-3 mins) try adding more hot water to that leaf and steep for an additional 5-7 minutes. This second steeping may surprise you!