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Golden Needles

A delicious Chinese black (red) tea. I'd never heard of this, and I'm not the only one; we're wondering if it might also be known by some other name. Does anyone happen to know anything else?

 

Chai Teahouse says:

 

"From the Fujian province of China, Golden Needle is a black tea that is hand-processed, each spring with a careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. It is among the finest Chinese black teas available today. The name comes from its unique appearance: golden tips atop long and slender leaves. If you enjoy full-bodied teas with an abundance of flavour, we urge you to give this tea a try."

 

It reminds me quite a bit of Keemun tea. I think it's probably my favourite Chinese red tea so far.

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Taken on June 22, 2006