First off, let me admit that this is my first Golden Yunnan. It comes from a collaboration between Rishi teas and Zingerman’s (a local foodie gourmet shop). I thorougly enjoyed it. It brews up dark brown when brewed according to package instructions. It has a bold flavor that is smokey…good smokey. Kinda like the brown bits of a toasted marshmallow (without any marshmallow flavor). Oh, how I lack the words to express my tasting experience. It is yummy smokey and so good!