Imperial Gold Needle

Size: 3 oz
Sale price$24.95


Imperial Gold Needle tea, a distinguished Chinese black tea, stands as a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and rich tradition of Chinese tea production. Harvested from the tender buds of the tea plant, this exquisite tea originates in the renowned Yunnan province. The name "Imperial Gold Needle" is a nod to the tea's appearance, featuring golden-hued, downy buds that are skillfully handpicked during the early spring harvest. The careful plucking of these young buds ensures a tea of exceptional quality, known for its elegant appearance and nuanced flavor profile.

Upon brewing, Imperial Gold Needle tea unveils a radiant amber liquor and a captivating aroma. Its flavor is a harmonious blend of malt, honey, and cocoa, with a velvety smoothness that caresses the palate. The tea undergoes a moderate level of oxidation during processing, striking a perfect balance between the briskness of a black tea and the subtle complexities found in premium varieties. As a tea that marries tradition with sophistication, Imperial Gold Needle is cherished by connoisseurs for its refined taste, inviting aroma, and the artistry that goes into its creation.

Spring 2023 Harvest.

Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Yunnan, China


This tea is fulfilled by our partner company Tea Runners. It's the same delicious tea from your Simple Loose Leaf subscription and fulfilled from the same warehouse. 

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