This golden tips the balance. Less sweet, more astringent. Still that same soft, covers your whole mouth kind of flavor, big aroma that lingers long after you swallow, but not an actual sense of sugar. Many of the others actually almost convince me they’re treated with sweetener they’re so sweet. This one is just shy of that.
I’d almost talk about this in terms of a roasted oolong that has a big finish and some sweetness, rather than as a soft, sweet tea that has some bite, which would be my short description of the other golden teas I’ve had.
This appeals to my tastes, because I’m not big on sweet. If you like sweet, go with the Yunnan golds.