Gold Silk Black

(1 customer review)

TeaCha's Notes:
Another delicious black tea I stumbled across. With its golden buds and rich body it is balanced beautifully. This and a good book will have you in your Zen place.


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A small leaf black tea with cocoa notes with a deep body and a mellow finish. The dry leaves contain a profusion of gold from the buds throughout the tea. The fine thread-like leaves are the result of hand-rolling; hence the name and reference to silk. This tea consists mostly of a bud and one leaf with a smaller proportion of a bud with two leaves. The initial bruising/shaking to initiate oxidation takes place on a conveyor belt, following by manual rolling before drying. Final processing is fairly standard for this black, and it is the last stage of “elevating aroma” where there is closer monitoring. The primary tea is laid out on round bamboo trays that slide onto shelves in a heating chamber, set at different temperatures to bring out more of the aroma.

The cultivar name is Gwei Lu No. 1. (Gwei as in osmanthus, but the tea is not scented; Lu as in green.) and comes from Zhaoping county in the Guangxi province.


black tea

Western Infusion:
(1 1/2 tsp (6 gr) to 6-8 oz water)
3-5 minutes @ 205℉

Number of Western Infusions: 2

Eastern Infusion:
(1 1/2 tsp (6 gr) to 3 oz water)
10 secs @ 205, add 3 seconds to each infusion.

Number of Eastern Infusions: 4-6

1 review for Gold Silk Black

  1. Suzanne (verified owner)

    I’ve just opened my bag of Golden Silk Black and it smells delicious! Watching the leaves unfurl is always so relaxing. As René say, make drinking tea a moment. My favorite moment is when I push the plunger of my tea fish down to the opened leaves and all the delicious tea mixes with the hot water; so beautiful!! Golden Silk Black has a darker and deeper taste than Rene’s other black teas. It makes me think of curling up in a comfy chair and reading a good book by a fire. This tea is heavenly!!

    • Rene Haertel-Eva

      Thank you for the lovely review!

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