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drank Golden Yunnan by Rishi Tea
24 tasting notes

Couple steeps in and this tea really delivers! I’m “not a black tea guy” but this one has only a very slight astringency, almost not existant, and enough character to keep me interested. The dry leaf scent is unremarkable, but don’t forget to take a sniff of the wet leaf because it is full of raisin caramel goodness. This carries through to the flavor of the tea, which has a really surprising natural sweetness. I can really smell the raisin even from a couple feet away as I write this review. If you’re into unique flavors popping up in black tea, don’t miss out on the equally delicious Hong Yue by Rishi.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec
Jim Marks

Golden really should almost be thought of as a category unto itself in the same way that yellow and oolong are distinct from green and black. Golden really isn’t like any other tea.

Find a higher quality golden like the “rare grade” from Upton, or something similar and a whole world will open up in not only the cup and the wet leaf, but even in the dry.

dujoducom

Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely check it out because I’m really enjoying this one!

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Jim Marks

Golden really should almost be thought of as a category unto itself in the same way that yellow and oolong are distinct from green and black. Golden really isn’t like any other tea.

Find a higher quality golden like the “rare grade” from Upton, or something similar and a whole world will open up in not only the cup and the wet leaf, but even in the dry.

dujoducom

Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely check it out because I’m really enjoying this one!

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