The first in our newly launched, Brewer’s Pick Guest series is this unusually delicate black tea. The full name is Dian Hong Jin Ya, or simply Golden Buds. Yin Ya literally translates as Golden Buds, a reference to both the buds of the Camelia sinensis tea plant from which this tea is exclusively made, but also to the beautiful appearance of the dry leaf. The bright amber liquor has a sweet, malty fragrance and delivers a delicate cup with layers of raisins, red fruit and chocolate.
Mojiang Hani Autonomous County, Pu’er Prefecture, Yunnan Province. The region has a large population of Hani natives, who also inhabit areas in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Tea making traditions here go back thousands of years, but black tea production in the area is a comparatively new phenomenon, with the first commercial black teas produced in around 1938. These buds were plucked and processed in Spring 2019.
30g | 36 cups* per pack
*Based on a recommended 3 infusions
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