Two days ago I got a package from Kunming in the mail, from Scott at Yunnan Sourcing. I had ordered 3 types of Yunnan Gold, among other things. So here I offer a mini review.
These are the three types I ordered:
- Yunnan Black Gold * 1 leaf / 1 bud Simao Black Tea 250g
- Imperial Feng Qing Dian Hong Black Tea * 100 grams
- Dian Hong "Jin Hao" Black Tea * Spring 2008 * 100 grams
The cheapest one, which I also bought most of, was the 1 leaf / 1 bud Simao Black Tea, was actually my favorite, very strong sweet aroma that is very special typical Dian Hong aroma. What I can liken it most to is dark honey, like heather honey, but it also has some barn/horse tones in there. Lucky I bought most of this one.
The most expensive one, Imperian Feng Qing Dian Hong has a similar main aroma to the one before, but not as strong and sweet. It is however more complex and has finer small tones, but it's less simple pleasure.
The Dian Hao "Jin Hao" of spring 2008, had a very different aroma from the other two. A strong aroma, as strong as the first one i mentioned, but totally different. This one is more citrusy. It was very good too, but very different from the other two, and most Dian Hong I've had.