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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions


Golden Needle Black Tea is a Loose China Black Tea known for its long dark leaves with golden tips. When brewed, it offers a deep and enticing aroma with unique floral notes. You can buy Golden Needle Tea online or in-store here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Since our establishment in 1982, we’ve packed our products fresh to order to ensure the utmost quality and consistency. 

What is Golden Needle Tea?  

Golden Needle Tea comes from Yunnan Province in China - considered the original home of Tea. The region borders the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi and, debatably, Tibet, as well as the countries of Myanmar (Burma), Lao and Vietnam. Its climatic conditions and geography are similar to Assam in India and, as a result, make for excellent-tasting Loose Leaf Tea. 

Before the 1930s, Yunnan produced only Green Tea. This changed during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), when southeastern Tea-growing areas became war zones. In October 1938, the Chinese Tea Corporation sent representatives Geng Shao Qui and Zheng Hechun to Yunnan to scout it for its potential. Their mission proved to be a tremendous success. Just one month later, Yunnan Black Tea was created.

Does Golden Needle Tea Have Caffeine? 

All types of so-called “real” Tea from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant, including Black, Green, White and Oolong, contain caffeine. Easily recognisable by its ability to boost energy levels, caffeine is beloved by those who need help getting out of bed in the morning. Golden Needle Tea, in particular, has about 45-mg of the stimulant per serving, which is more than enough to start your day well. 

Caffeine likewise comes with extraordinary health benefits, according to a study undertaken by Dutch scientists. The project involved forty-four young volunteers taking a mental performance test before and after Black Tea consumption. The results indicated that the Tea significantly improved accuracy in a series of cognitive performance tasks. Now is the time to show you how to make Golden Needle Tea. 

How to Make Golden Needle Tea

  1. Buy a Tea Filter or Infuser and fill it with Golden Needles Black Tea.

  2. Position the Tea-filled accessory in your cup or mug.

  3. Pour in freshly boiled water at temperatures of 100°C.

  4. Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.

How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black. 

Tasting Notes: Imparts a sweet, smooth yet subtle flavour with chocolatey hints and a malty finish. 

What is Yunnan Golden Needle Tea Good For? 

We’ve mentioned already that caffeine can improve life in small yet significant ways. But what is Yunnan Golden Needle Tea good for overall? The latest evidence points to it promoting weight loss, aiding digestion, boosting immunity, maintaining the skin’s vitality and even reducing diabetes risks.

The reason is its wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Few things are more impressive than that.  

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
  • Country
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