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Yunnan Gold Rings
Yunnan Gold Rings


With its abundant rainfall, mild climate and fertile land, Yunnan Province has ideal conditions for tea cultivation and is known the historical birthplace of tea being prepared for medicinal use.

Yunnan Gold Rings*:

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The recent, phenomenal popularity of Puerh tea has considerably slowed the production of black tea in Yunnan province, as farmers and factories are all rushing to produce Puerhs and black tea production has virtually been forgotten. However, as the Puerh stampede has abated somewhat due to over-production and poor quality, black tea is beginning to make a comeback. We are very pleased to offer this true Yunnan tea for your consideration. It consists of only fuzzy gold-colored tips that have been hand-fashioned into uniformly sized rings. The liquor is a deep ruby red and has a chocolate-like note that is hard to find in present-day Yunnans.

This versatile black tea can be brewed in the standard English style: Use 3 grams of tea per 8-10 oz. of near-boiling water and steep for a full 5 minutes. Milk and sugar can be added; a shorter steeping time is recommended if drinking plain. Gaiwan and Gong Fu style brewing are also suitable. Adjust the quantity of leaves, steeping time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.

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Yunnan September 12, 2017
Reviewer: Steve Fox from Denver, CO United States  
I have not tried the imperial yunnan because I find the rings quite satisfactory.  Perhaps someday I'll give that a try also.

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Yunnan quality March 19, 2015
Reviewer: Steve Fox from Denver, CO United States  
I'm not a Yunnan fan, as most I have tried from other vendors leave me with a skunky aftertaste.  This was the first Yunnan I've tasted that lived up to the quality I've been seeking.  I'm primarily a black tea drinker, and look for variety within that range.  I have not tasted the Imperial Yunnan, as it is a bit more expensive and I am quite satisfied with this version. Given the overall degree of perfection from Roy Fong, I would expect that tea to be a superlative rendition and I might try it before it disappears from the shelf.

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