Spiralling Dragon / Gold Spirals

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Apricot, Bread, Creamy, Dried Fruit, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Honeysuckle, Malt, Plum, Round, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Tart, Thick
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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From Kiani Tea

2020 Spring Harvest – Yunnan Province, China

A rich mouthful of chocolate biscuits, Spiralling Dragon is a cup of full-bodied maltiness without the astringency of most common black teas. Enjoy this as a Luxurious Breakfast Tea (No milk or sugar is needed due to its natural sweetness), or enjoy in the afternoon with cake. Comforting, soothing and heartwarming. A really treasured Yunnan Treat.

Shaped into small snail shapes, Spiralling Dragons are entirely hand-processed from one leaf and one bud from the Yunnan Tea Bushes that are also used to make numerous Pu-Erh Teas in the region.

When brewed, these snail-shaped leaves will unfurl, revealing the one bud and one leaf structure. The amber coloured liquor produces a medium strength liquor with a savoury light scent reminiscent of rye bread and spices characteristic to Yunnan Tea. The flavour of this Dian Hong Tea (Yunnan Red Tea) is a sweet and malty flavour combination, very much like freshly baked sweet bread, with notes of cocoa and Medjool dates.

Tea Notes
• Appearance: Amber coloured liquor.
• Aroma: Cacao, rye, honey, tobacco, spices, woody notes
• Flavour: Chocolatey, malt, biscuits, sugarcane, Medjool dates.
• Mouthfeel: Well-rounded, full-bodied smooth liquor with a malty mouthfeel.

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Adventaggedon Day 12: Tea 4/6

Gongfu!

The dry leaf of this tea smelled really good and the highly fuzzy little curled up golden leaves were just stunning to look at. More than that, I was just relieved that this wasn’t coated in luster dust. I think I’m going to be holding my breath a little with each and every mention of ‘gold’ in this advent going forward…

To elaborate on the dry leaf smell; I found this to be incredibly sweet and fruit smelling. Like overripe nectarines or some kind of sweet stonefruit preserve but mixed with hints of warm sweet yams, caramel, and good chocolate. The taste was very rich and full bodied with the most pleasant thick liquor. I did get a lot of more deep and syrupy stonefruit type notes leaning more in that apricot/nectarine side of things mixed with a ton of caramelized and starchy squash, some malt, and then a pleasant cocoa note as well.

Really impressive and just delicious!

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKjWTdJoQmk&list=PLdCuznQOIvWWnwil6jAf0qqlakhJkJHlq&index=7&ab_channel=Flipturn-Topic

Cameron B.

Yes, so much stonefruit! :D

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Kiani Tea Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 12

Ooh, I haven’t had a golden bi luo chun-style Yunnan tea in a while. Excited! :D

As expected, this is lovely. On the lighter side, with oodles of juicy, fruity goodness. Probably apricot, I would say? With a bit of extra tartness that could be a plum. Alongside smooth, creamy sweet potato and fluffy baked bread notes. A touch of honey sweetness as well, and a little wisp of a floral note at the very end of the sip. And definitely some milk chocolate, now that I think about it.

But very fruity overall, sweet golden fruits like apricots and ripe yellow plums. Nom!

Flavors: Apricot, Bread, Creamy, Dried Fruit, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Honeysuckle, Malt, Plum, Round, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes, Tart, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

This sounds delicious!

Mastress Alita

When I saw the name, I assumed this was yet another gold luster tea, heh.

Cameron B.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I was so relieved to not see luster dust in this one! XD

Leafhopper

This one sounds really good!

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