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Gold Thread Reserve


Gold Thread Reserve

  • 漢字 極品金絲滇紅

    origin Fengqing County, Yunnan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes molasses, orange peel, raisin

    漢字 極品金絲滇紅

    origin Fengqing County, Yunnan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes molasses, orange peel, raisin

    Gold Thread Reserve is our finest Chinese black tea, cultivated in Fengqing County of Yunnan Province. This tea is crafted solely from young leaf buds, individually harvested by hand to deliver complex aromatics, sweetness, and a beautifully persistent finish.

    Developed in the late 1930's, Gold Thread Reserve is alternatively known as Jin Si Dian Hong. Jin Si means "gold silk" in Chinese, while Dian Hong means "Yunnanese black tea". The tea was crafted from the buds of the Da Ye (or assamica) tea variety, an indigenous cultivar traditionally used to produce Pu-erh tea.

    Once harvested, the tea is left to sun wither, a step that breaks down the tea's cell walls and begins the enzymatic oxidation process. Once withered, the tea buds are bruised and allowed to rest until they turn from green to a beautiful gold, at which point the tea is given its final roast.

    The result is breathtakingly smooth, aromatic, and complex. The reddish-gold infusion yields a malty sweetness with notes of molasses, orange peel, and raisin.

  • tea
    1g per 1oz at 180°F for 2m

    This is our favorite way to brew most black teas, since the moderate water temperature and brew time increase sweetness and texture while limiting astringency. If you prefer a more intense brew, try increasing your water temperature. To further highlight sweetness (particularly with our mi xiang crops), reduce water temperature while increasing brew time.

    Learn the fundamentals of tea brewing and master your technique here.