Imperial Gold Needle, Spring 2022
This is a harvest from older trees, slightly different than our usual IGN...very delightful! This is definitely one of the best black teas I've had this year!
Imperial Gold Needle is a truly remarkable pure-bud black tea with more of a grounded, earthy feel than our Imperial Gold Buds. The dry leaf aroma is rich with notes of honey and cocoa nibs. The wet leaf explodes with a sweetness that reminds us of chocolate-covered strawberries! The mouthfeel is super smooth and without bitterness, and the taste is cocoa nibs, honey and summer forests. Some mushroom notes and spices mingle through every once in a while, lending depth of a very satisfying tea experience.