This exquisite tea is our top of the range Yunnan black and is in very limited supply as only a small quantity is produced each year. In dry leaf, the tea appears almost gold because of the very high percentage of golden tips present. After brewing, the leaves can be seen to be the short plump bud leaves at the very tip of the growing bush. This explains why this tea has less "earthiness" than most Yunnans. The liquor is a superb burnished gold in colour - all in all a rich, smooth "malty" tea with a mild astringent finish. Although this tea can be accompanied by milk and or sugar, it is best enjoyed on its own.