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drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
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I feel like I tried this a few years ago, but didn’t like it. I most likely oversteeped it then, which I was prone to doing. (And still am, occasionally.)

But this time, having a little more basis for what a yunnan should taste like, I like it. The leaves smell bright and sweet, but satisfyingly malty. They aren’t smoky, just smooth and very flavorful. It’s strong enough to be good with breakfast. The description mentions a peppery taste, but I’m not getting it. I guess that comes out if you give it the full 5 minutes.

This would be a good yunnan to have around, but I still prefer Teavivre’s Yun Nan Dian Hong Golden Tips.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kaliska

This is the tea that really got me loving Yunnan, I agree with your assessment on Teavivre’s being a bit more…complex? But Adagio’s will always have a warm spot in my heart<3

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Kaliska

This is the tea that really got me loving Yunnan, I agree with your assessment on Teavivre’s being a bit more…complex? But Adagio’s will always have a warm spot in my heart<3

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I prefer black teas, but I’m trying to broaden my horizons. My favorites tend to be yunnan tips, earl grey, golden monkey, chai, and keemun. My favorite add-ons are plum, cinnamon, coconut, apple, raspberry, bergamot, cucumber, sage, vanilla, and caramel.

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