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Specialty Teas

Golden Bud

This is a limited-production black tea with a bittersweet finish. Golden buds have a captivating, chocolate orange aroma, and an ever-so-slight smoky undertone. The golden buds are carefully hand-selected from the most tender downy tips to make up this decadent brew. An elegant expression of texture and aftertaste. A sophisticated tea for breakfast or any other time of day.

Type: Black tea

Cultivar: Da Ye Zhong

Origin:  Lancang Jiang river, Yunnan, China

Tasting notes: An orange to amber liquor, smooth texture with a complex yet unique bouquet of fruity flowery, honeyed notes and balanced undertones of cacao and tobacco

Temperature: 90-95 degrees

Brewing instructions: Western method: Approx. 1-2 scoops or 2-3 grams for every 150ml of water for a 2-3 minute infusion

Gong fu method; 2-3 scoops or 5 grams for every 150ml of water. First infusion 20-30 seconds and then 40-50 seconds for up to 6 infusions.

Pair with: full English breakfast, lightly salted foods, grilled meats, milk or white chocolate, cured meats and salted fish

Ingredients: Chinese black tea

 

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The Specialty Collection
This collection contains the highest quality and rarest seasonal teas from around the world. Steeped in history and tradition, these limited-edition teas are only available for a very small window of time - many of which are grown solely in tiny regions, from single family-owned tea gardens that are centuries old.  Due to these circumstances, this collection will change depending on availability and season. The Specialty collection is for those who want to experience the best of the best teas available. A story in every cup.