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Organic Ancient Tree Golden Needle - 30g

  • Variety: Dianhong Black
  • Origin: Jing Gu region, Yunnan, China
  • Farmer: Ms. Chun Lin
  • Trees: 200+ years
  • Elevation: 2000m
  • Harvest: April 2015
  • Taste: roasted, malty, cocoa, muscatel, apricot, bright
  • Pairings: tagines, roasted squash, fruit pies, dark breads
  • Brewing: 95˚, 3g (2 tsp) per 200 ml, 30 sec, 4-5 infusions. Increase subsequent infusion times to taste
  • Storage: dark and airtight container





This tea can be made in a classic teapot, following the tradition of 1tsp per person and 1 for the pot. Add 95˚ spring or filtered water or just off the boil and infuse for 3 minutes. This tea should be drunk on its own without milk or sugar.


Gaiwan / Artisan Press / Yixing Tea Pot

Warm and rinse your vessel and cups with boiled water. Place two teaspoons or 3g of tea into your vessel; a simple rule of thumb is that the leaves should generously cover the bottom. Add spring or filtered water at 95° or just off the boil. Infuse for 30 seconds and pour into your cup(s). Remember to re-infuse 3-4 times, increasing steeping time to taste. Enjoy the evolution of taste as the leaves release their nutrients.



Our rich and smooth Golden Needle is hand harvested from ancient 200 year tea trees in the remote Jin Gu region of Yunnan. The ecological pristine setting, ancient trees, and quality artisanship of farmer Chun Lin bestow on this tea a strong qi and luxurious rounded taste. Golden Needle is a black tea made from the finest grade leaves called ‘golden tips’. Both our Ancient Golden Needle and Wild Yunnan Black are tended, harvested, and processed by Chun Lin in a small production facility on the land. Her family have been the guardians of the wild trees for countless generations. 

SKU: 7JST-002

Availability: In stock

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