Golden Yunnan

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Black tea from the Yunnan region of China. Yunnan tea is easily identified by its luscious soft leaves, and a unique peppery taste. Our ‘Yunnan Gold’ as the name implies is an exceptional quality tea with beautiful gold-colored leaves and an abundance of rich peppery flavor. Allowed to take only one tea to a desert island, ‘Yunnan Gold’ would be our clear choice.

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Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.

11 Tasting Notes

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512 tasting notes

Another swap from Aurelia Fish, thanks!

I haven’t had that many Adagio teas, but I have been going hog wild with the yunnans lately. This smells smokier than it tastes. Somewhat harsher than I like. A harshness that I associate with cheap teas but I see from browsing the website that the cost isn’t what I would associate with a cheap tea. :)

I wouldn’t call what I tasted “peppery” like many others but maybe that is the harshness. While this is an okay yunnan, and the sample will certainly be used up, it won’t go on a list to buy in the future.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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4322 tasting notes

This is part of the artisan comfort gourmet tea collection. This yunnan has a lovely flavor, warm, spice-like flavor with a hint of pepper. Remarkably smooth. Very pleasing sweetness that is almost honey-like. Very good.

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318 tasting notes

Yumm. This came as a free sample with the UtiliTEA I just bought – they sent me one of the bags, but I split it open so I could drink it in the tasting cup – I really need to get a gaiwan.

My first impressions of this were really, really good. It’s kind of warm and malty with chocolate overtones, and I think what I like most is the smoothness of it. It’s not astringent in the least.

It’s not as good anymore, since I got distracted and the water cooled, but I got 3 good steeps out of it, and since I brewed it in the tasting cup I’ve still got about half the sample left, so I think I’ll try again tomorrow!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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64

If you like your blacks peppery and astringent this is the one for you. I personally found it to be more bitter than peppery.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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6770 tasting notes

Bagged version from Adagio’s new Office Packs! LOVE the idea! Their loose leaf in silken bags! Good for on the go or those in the office who don’t do loose leaf. As for the Yunnan specifically it’s alright…it’s probably one of the more peppery yunnan’s I have tried…it has a slight texture to it – somewhat grainy, I suppose. It’s alright…but not my fave.

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67
15 tasting notes

Nice rich amber color, yummy fruity smell. A small sip reveals a naturally sweet flavor. A bigger sip gives the peppery flavor, with a lingering burn on the tongue (It’s not hot, but.. tingly?). Not finding any bitterness. This is a fascinating tea.

(Unintentionally stepped longer than 5mins because of distracting cute kitten)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec
Angrboda

Awwww cute kitten! Just wait, when it gets older it will distract you by being cute AND naughty. My two do anyway… :)

Tea Flea

Oh dear, he’s already a trouble maker.. does that mean it’s just going to get worse?! I can’t stay mad at him though, he’s just too darn cute ;)

Angrboda

Yeah, that’s our problem too. It’s impossible. :p Ours have recently, evidently, worked out how to open the kitchen drawers. Came home yesterday and discovered that there all of a sudden wasn’t a single cat treat in the house. Half a bag of fishy treats and most of a box of yeast tablets… Luckily it seems like we’ve avoided any resulting tummy aches.

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24 tasting notes

I just got this in a sample from adagio. Dry loose leaf smelled like apricots and it got my hopes up. I steeped it in boiling water for 5.5 mins. and the liquor was a medium amber to black. It tasted like a malty scotch with some dried apricots at the end. I got 3 steepings out of 1 teaspoon of leaf. Overall it was OK at best.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
MH_Bonham

Try less steep time and more water. You’ll be surprised how good it is. I usually go about 1 tsp per 22 oz of water and 4 minutes. You’ll pick up flavors you never knew existed in black teas that way.

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7 tasting notes

I ran out of tea at work so I had to bring some tea with me to the office today. I randomly grabbed something on my way out this morning and it was the Golden Yunnan from Adagio I bought a while ago. So I steeped a teaspoon this morning and it wasn’t a tea I would hold in my hand like I would with tea I like during break time. I did finish the whole cup but I didn’t resteep it. The taste of this tea was a little different from other Yunnan black tea I’ve drank. It’s missing the smooth, comforting, soothing sensation I get from my other Yunnan black. Well. I am putting another tea in my purse now.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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19 tasting notes

Black tea from the Yunnan region of China. Yunnan tea is easily identified by its luscious soft leaves, and a unique peppery taste. Our ‘Yunnan Gold’ as the name implies is an exceptional quality tea with beautiful gold-colored leaves and an abundance of rich peppery flavor. Allowed to take only one tea to a desert island, ‘Yunnan Gold’ would be our clear choice.

BillNV

This is a new tea from Adagio. I really like it. The description above is from their Yunnan Gold and works for now.

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22 tasting notes

I am not much of a black tea person. I don’t do well with high astringency teas because they give me headaches, regardless of how tasty they might be. That is exactly why I love this tea.

It was actually the first Yunnan I knowingly had. No classic black bitterness to it at all. It’s got a lovely earthly taste, almost like a sweet sort of malt to it. I was sad when I got to the end of my tiny sampler tin of this. I just wanted to keep drinking it forever. I’ve had some other Yunnan’s that I’m pretty fond of, but this will forever hold a place in my heart as being my first.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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