tippy yunnan (1 review)
Yunnan is the birthplace of tea. The big black leaves of this tea have a touch of gold. Tippy Yunnan brews up medium-bodied and round. It has a good balance of sweet and earthy notes. It has none of the smokiness that overpowers other Yunnans. Dry Leaves: Slightly twisted inch-long leaves, it is a mixture of dark black leaves and golden tips. This tea is covered by the faintest of film from the golden down. Liquor: Yunnan's liquor is a dark caramel. Aroma: An earthiness characteristic of most Yunnan teas, with some sweetness, edging towards maple syrup. There are hints of spice. Caffeine Level: Caffeinated Body: Medium bodied; somewhat astringent. Flavors: The earthiness continues matching the aroma, with spice notes coming more to the fore. Brewing Time: 4 to 5 minutes Brewing Temperature: 212° F
This is a good, strong early morning tea when I need something to wake me up. Not astringent at all, and usually pretty forgiving if you overbrew it.