2018 Gold Silk Black Tea

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Jinggu County is located in the central part of Pu'er City, Yunnan Province. The tea trees in Jinggu are more than 100 years old. In recent years, they are one of the top grade gold silk tea production areas.

Gold silk black tea is made from young leaves at the top of the trees where new buds grow. The farm that produces this tea uses charcoal to slowly dry the leaves in order to cultivate a multi-layered flavor in their black tea.

When brewed, the tea is amber, bright and translucent, and the purity is excellent. 

From the first drink, this gold silk tea will be full and sweet and smooth. It has fruit flavors that will stay in your throat for a long time. The dry tea also has an especially elegant scent.

Some of my friends also enjoy mixing dry rose petals with this tea. The two flavors are very complimentary.

Brewing Instructions 

  • 5 grams
  • 100-120 ml
  • 203° F
  • 1 min 30 second
  • Gaiwan or Porcelain/Glass Teapot


  1. The best US brand of bottled water for tea that I have found is Crystal Geyser. It consistently has a good pH level.
  2. Heat the water to 212° F and cool to 203° F for the first brew.
  3. You can brew this tea 5-6 times.
  4. If you use too many leaves or brew for too long, this tea can be a bit sour. Finding the right ratio of leaves to water is critical.
  5. Store in a sealed container at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.