Yunnan Gold

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 9 oz / 272 ml

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69 Tasting Notes View all

  • “OK. What is it? The weather? Stress? Why the heck am I so tired tonight? Seriously, I could probably go to bed NOW. Except I'm not gonna. I don't know what it is with me and this latest batch...” Read full tasting note
    Aeoliana 320 tasting notes
  • “thanks so much for the trade, Starfevre! The leaves here are definitely gold and I did notice a peppery fragrance on the dry leaves before reading about the pepper in the description. After a...” Read full tasting note
    tea-sipper 1597 tasting notes
  • “1 heaping tsp in 8 oz OK, this is not nearly as good as I remember! Probably because I’ve had much better teas in the meantime. Thanks for spoiling me, Steepster!!! The...” Read full tasting note
    RachelJ 110 tasting notes
  • “So this is the third Yunnan black tea that I’ve had today and the only one that has tasted even remotely right. Smooth and slightly peppery with slight malty notes but not a lot. After...” Read full tasting note
    Starfevre 556 tasting notes

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. The ‘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 the clear choice.

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69 Tasting Notes

18 tasting notes

Not bad. Meaty. Vaguely reminds me of soy sauce. Sweet finish.

2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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31 tasting notes

I was expecting more flavor. This tea is just kind of ….there. Drinkable but not memorable. Will drink down but not repurchase.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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276 tasting notes

I really wish I tasted some of that pepper from the description.

This was brewed using boiling water for 6 min. The tea smells great before and after steeping, but it has a sharp taste that I don’t appreciate.

I try to drink tea without sugar or milk, but it may be needed here. Toward the end of the cup, I started eating a red bean cake, and the sweetness of the cake gave the tea a nicer effect.

Next time, I will add a little rock sugar and see how that goes.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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93 tasting notes

Tasty isnt bad but the caffiene is what makes this one a staple.

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79 tasting notes

A very refreshing tea. It has an interesting flavor that I don’t come across too often.

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5 tasting notes

It’s… dare I say it… very very weak. I used 2 heaped teaspoons in a 350ml cup, and it honestly tastes of water.

Anyone have any idea why? I have a 45g bag, which ran me 11 euro, and I don’t want to put it to waste.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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2 tasting notes

Clean, buttery, smooth and silky come to mind with earth tones toward the end. Great black tea from the Adaigo sample set.

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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7 tasting notes

blah and one dimensional; definately no “pepper notes”. I can find nothing in my cup to justify it being among the highest priced of the adagios

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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13 tasting notes

Smooth (no bitter notes) and mild black tea. With a slightly sweet taste.

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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8 tasting notes

Love the peppery bite of this black tea. A favorite morning tea in my house. Again I drink this one black.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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