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From Mountain View Tea Village

Yunan Gold is a black tea that originates from the Yunnan Province in China. This cool, mountainous region is the perfect environment for creating many of the highest quality teas, many of which we feature here at Mountain View Tea Village. Yunan Gold can be identified by its golden leaves and its full-bodied, earthy aroma. The tea is extremely smooth with slightly sweet tones over a floral earthy flavor. Yunan Gold is similar to Yunan Black Tea, but it’s of a rarer and slightly higher grade.

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Followed my Bi Lou Chun with this, after a hearty bike ride to get more purified water (I don’t trust the taps in the dorms, even after a run through my brita, for my finer teas.) It was a rough journey indeed – peddling uphill against a strong wind to get to the convenience store, it was like treading water. Ah, the things I do for a good cup of tea!
Well, it was worth it. I’ve had this tea for about two or three months, and I finally got to open it. While Darjeeling teas are splendid, I’ve always been more enchanted with Yunnan’s offerings. What a wonderful infusion!
The leaves, as the name implies, were abundant with golden tips, and the infusion… golden is the only word I can think of to describe the hue and chroma of my first decanter-full. While I rarely use a gaiwan tea set for a black tea, being prone more to a tetsubin tea press my sister gave me, this is a very exquisite leaf, and I wouldn’t think of brewing it in anything but small proportions. I didn’t count the infusions, but this tea held its own through them all.
It’s perhaps a bit expensive, at $16 for two ounces, but definitely worth it. While you can get 2-4 times as much tea for your dollar at some places, if I had just sixteen bucks, I’d go for this quality over quantity any day, even if I were tea-starved.

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The Choicest Yunan is one of the rarely drunk teas throughout and without being insipid, I like it’s taste when it’s hot only, otherwise the flavor is light with orchid petal aroma that just doesn’t taste as well from anything but small tea pot

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