This was amazing! So light and delightful, sweet and tasty. It was a pale to medium yellow color, and tasted very similar to Golden Monkey from Harney and Sons or Zhen Quo from Southern Season. I think the body was a little lighter in the tea which isn’t a surprise since it really does look like it is ALL golden tips. A very good tea, and a big hit at today’s tea tasting. We did a resteeping and it was certainly drinkable but was weaker than the first steeping.
This is a sip down, and wow, did I ever need to finish this! I bought it two years ago. At first I didn’t drink it much because it was be of my first fine teas from SS, and then I just kept buying and trying more and more tea and not drinking my stash. There was just enough for one pot.
This was the first tea I tried that tasted like sweet potato, and it was JacquelineM who nailed down that reference for me when she tried it. For some reason, her review of this is no longer here.
This tastes a lot like Teavivre’s Yunnan Dian Hong Golden Tip. Smooth, sweet, baked potatoes with the skin on, even the slight orangey overtone. Very yummy!
I can’t believe I haven’t had this one in seven months! My two tasting notes seem to be at war with one another, one saying the tea is delicious, the other proclaiming it to be good but weak. Today I decided to be extra careful with this tea from the Fine Tea wall at Southern Season. I weighed the leaves instead of using a teaspoon because they are so long and light and fluffy that I might misjudge even when trying to be generous with the leaves. It took quite a pile to get the weight right!
My guest loved this one. She was especially enamored of the aroma of cooked sweet potato. Like most Chinese black tea, it was very smooth, and like most golden tip teas it was very sweet. I am glad we revisited this one today!
Very golden, sweet, but very light. If you like Golden Monkey you might like this, but it is not nearly as caramel, swet, or honeyed. It was well-liked at “little tea-time” today. I may try another gold yunnan someday to see how the two compare.