TEA OF THE WEEK :: Fujian Golden Needles
We are thrilled to announce this tea is back in stock!
This tea offers flavour of earthy depth with a linger of roasted stone-fruit that is smooth on the tongue. The steep is layered in gentle astringency and an ever so slight hint of dry sour. The aroma is seductively sweet, with mild green woodsy tones reminiscent of a handful of combined pine, fir and cedar needles collected from different forest trees. This complexity is what high-quality Chinese black teas are known for. This tea is full-bodied to the last sip, a reflection of the early harvest window.
This is an early spring harvest of fine grade Camellia sinensis, coupled with generations of skillful craftsmanship. Grown in tea gardens in the Fujian Province greater than 300 years old, the way this tea is hand-processed transforms the tea leaves into the long, delicate and prominent needle shapes that this tea is named for. Watch the needles slowly unfurl to reveal the two leaves and a bud. This tea lends well to Gong Fu style brewing method. Leaves will offer 2-3 steeps.