Great leaves with golden tips
From the Province of Yunnan, in the south of China, it has long leaves with plenty of golden tips.Delicately scented, stimulating, it is ideal for breakfast and is one the only Chinese teas which may be served with milk.
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HOW TO PREPARE
85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste
When to drink ?
Better in the morning
Dosage2g per cup
What distinguishes black teas from other teas
Every tea plant originally gives the same type of tea
After picking, several different operations transform the green leaves into black tea: these operations are carried out in the region where the tea is grown.
Withering: Withering consists in leaving the leaves to dry in the open air so that they lose a large part of their water content.
Rolling: The leaves are rolled together, taking care not to break them. This releases some of the sap and juices that give black tea its characteristic flavour.
Fermentation: During this phase the leaves are placed in a humid oven for several hours: oxidation takes place and the leaves turn black. Semi-fermented teas (such as Oolongs) have a shorter fermentation time, which explains their slightly bluish colour.
Sifting and grading: The various operations can break the more fragile leaves; quality teas are made from the whole leaves that remain in the sieve. The black tea is now ready to be packaged and sent to Compagnie & Co, where it will either be packaged directly or flavoured.
If the process is more or less the same in the different regions of production, the duration of the various steps can change and, as a result, black teas with different notes and savours are obtained. This can be compared to wine production: in the same wine-growing region, wines differ from one vineyard to another.
Compagnie & Co has a wide selection of plain black teas.
Treat yourself to one of our Yunnan, Oolong, Ceylon, Pu Erh or Lapsang Souchong teas.
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The opinions of our customers
Isabelle A. published the 09/12/2023 following an order made on 27/11/2023
Attention : l’ouverture de la boite au quotidien n’est pas du tout commode. Par contre, la boite est la plus adéquate possible pour conserver du thé, dans un placard à la campagne par exemple (petite ouverture centrale clipsée SOUS le couvercle).
Michel D. published the 08/10/2023 following an order made on 24/09/2023
Sylvie V. published the 13/08/2023 following an order made on 01/08/2023
J'aurais aimé un sachet recharge
Patrice O. published the 28/04/2023 following an order made on 15/04/2023
Je suis fan de thé Yunnan. Celui-là est correct mais sans plus
Corinne M. published the 11/03/2023 following an order made on 26/02/2023
Un thé parfait pour le matin.