Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
This quality China Black Tea comes from the Yunnan province of China. It has long, dark leaves with golden tips. When brewed, it offers a deep, enticing aroma with unique florally notes. Golden Needle Tea, according to the latest scientific research, also has well-documented Black Tea benefits.
When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it can improve cardiovascular health. Furthermore, it can enhance cognitive function and aid digestion. Most notably, however, it can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This ultimately helps you lose weight.
Tea from Yunnan Province
China is the original home of Tea. Yunnan, in particular, is home to some of the best and most popular Teas in the world. Its history with Tea dates back some 1,700 years. Today, the province most famously produces quality Black Teas such as our very own Golden Needle Tea.
Yunnan borders the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi and, debatably, Tibet. It also neighbours Burma, Lao and Vietnam. Its climatic and geographical conditions are similar to those of Assam, India. This makes for excellent quality Tea.
History of Yunnan Black Tea
Before the 1930s, Yunnan only produced Green Tea. This changed during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45) when southeastern Tea-growing provinces became warzones. In October 1938, the Chinese Tea Corporation sent Geng Shao Qui and Zheng Hechun to Yunnan. Their mission was to explore the potential for a Yunnan Black Tea industry.
Their mission indeed proved to be a tremendous success. Just one month after their arrival, the newly-founded Yunnan Tea Trading Corporation began producing Yunnan Black Tea. Today, the legacy of Feng Shao Qui and Zheng Hechun lives on through Teas such as this one.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Yunnan province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Golden Needle Tea is sweet, smooth yet subtle. It boasts delicate chocolatey notes with a delectable malty aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor with reddish highlights, light in tone.
Benefits of Golden Needle Tea
One of the most understated Black Tea benefits is that of frequent caffeine intake. In recent years, caffeine has been demonised by many. However, numerous scientific studies say otherwise. Indeed, a group of Dutch researchers have the answers as to how and why.
According to their study, 44 young volunteers underwent a mental performance test before and after Black Tea consumption. The results suggested that Black Tea significantly improved accuracy in a series of mental performance tasks.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast