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Golden Yunnan

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cream, Malt, Raisins, Plums
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Caffeine
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Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by pyarkaaloo
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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72 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Morning cup. It's very unusual for me to be up this early as I'm a high school student in the midst of my summer break, it really only happens when I can't sleep and that is the case this morning....” Read full tasting note
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    Kwinter 164 tasting notes
  • “This tea has beautiful black and gold leaves and a rich malty peppery taste. This is a robust tea with a raisiny smell and caramel notes. Its mellow and smooth, no bitterness or astringency that...” Read full tasting note
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    Maniac49 429 tasting notes
  • “I think this is my third review of this tea. I've been sipping it constantly since I made a pitcher last night. I made two quarts with eight teaspoons of this yunnan, and one teaspoon of the...” Read full tasting note
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    tabby 457 tasting notes
  • “This is my last caffeinated tea of the day and I'm glad that I picked this one! It has a great peppery bite with a great caramel sweetness towards the end of the sip. I can tell that I need to...” Read full tasting note
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    mrawlins2 1011 tasting notes

From Rishi Tea

This certified organic black tea is harvested from Yunnan’s ancient tea trees. Its deeply flavored infusion has notes of peppery spice, chocolate, sweet raisin, and a malty finish. Golden Yunnan has expertly fermented, even graded leaves and big, golden buds. Its wonderfully full-flavored and rich body is a treat for black tea lovers.

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The majority of our teas are organic and Fair Trade Certified. In 2009, we won 11 First Place Awards for Best Tea, almost double that of any competitor. Tea is our passion, it’s what we do best. We’re honored to share some of our favorite teas with you.

72 Tasting Notes

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164 tasting notes

Morning cup. It’s very unusual for me to be up this early as I’m a high school student in the midst of my summer break, it really only happens when I can’t sleep and that is the case this morning. But on the bright side, I’ve got lots of lawn work to do and this way I’ll have more time to do it – I just hope I don’t fall asleep on the job! I hate sleep deprivation…

This smooth yet brisk tea should help wake me up a bit. I’ve already got a list of things I’m going to buy with the money I’m going to earn from this work, and those things are… wait for it… TEA! But first I’ll have to explain that to my parents as they shake their heads in disapproval and tell me how much of a waste of money it is and yada yada. They’ll never understand. Well, good morning!

TheTeaFairy

BTW, forgot to mention I love that you wrote some Radiohead « no surprises » lyrics in your BIO … an original way to describe yourself :-)

Scatterbrain

Why thank you.

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429 tasting notes

This tea has beautiful black and gold leaves and a rich malty peppery taste. This is a robust tea with a raisiny smell and caramel notes. Its mellow and smooth, no bitterness or astringency that usually accompanies assam and ceylon teas. Yunnan is one of my favorite teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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457 tasting notes

I think this is my third review of this tea.

I’ve been sipping it constantly since I made a pitcher last night. I made two quarts with eight teaspoons of this yunnan, and one teaspoon of the DeKalb Farmer’s Market’s lemon Ceylon. You can’t really taste the lemon, but that’s alright. I’ll know next time to use more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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1011 tasting notes

This is my last caffeinated tea of the day and I’m glad that I picked this one! It has a great peppery bite with a great caramel sweetness towards the end of the sip. I can tell that I need to spend more time with this tea in order to fully appreciate its complexity, but I do really like it!

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Golden Yunnan – Rishi

I needed something to lean on after today…I actually started my day with this and revisited it this afternoon as well. It didn’t leave me hanging.

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96 tasting notes

There is something so warm and pleasing about this Yunnan tea. All week, while I was battling migraine headaches and various aches, this was the tea I was craving. It has a great cha-qi (energy) that comes from these big leaves and golden buds. Sweet yet malty with a nice robust flavor and aroma that lingers on and on. This is definitely “comfort in a cup.”

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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162 tasting notes

Drinking this again today because I really like it! Although I should probably stick to teas today that don’t have caffeine because I am jittery enough as it is. My sister-in-law is going to have a baby today or tomorrow and sadly they are in Texas which I hate. And I leave tomorrow for Michigan to meet my boyfriend’s family. So, yeah. I have a lot of nervous energy running through me. Definitely gonna be packing this in my suitcase for my trip!

takgoti

So much excitement! Congratulations on the future niece and good luck on your trip!

jennlea

Thanks so much!!

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223 tasting notes

The leaves are beautiful with black and gold interspersed. The tea itself is black as coffee but smells like resin and what I have come to identify as the elusive malty fragrance and something else. It tastes marvelous with notes of caramel, cocoa, malt, and sweet tea. It is what I need this morning before my run.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Andrea in New Mexico

Nice! I have a 3oz tin of this, which I love to open and stick my nose into. I’m avoiding black teas—trying to avoid black teas—while I’m pregnant, and this one will probably be the first I’ll go for after the baby comes! Happy to see such a nice review for it!

Carolyn

It is a wonderful tea and I imagine it would be good as a celebratory post birth tea. In fact, I suspect you may need the stern dose of caffeine to get through your days with a small baby.

takgoti

I just ordered some of this! Wheee!

And yay for the forthcoming baby! Congratulations! I have a friend whose husband had sushi waiting for her after the birth.

TOMMMMMM

Mine is a nice copper color… how does yours turn out black?

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102 tasting notes

This is one of my favorites when I want a strong, flavorful black tea to help wake me up. I get notes of raisin, chocolate, cola caramel, and sort of a baked-goods kind of feel from this tea. I find that adding a pinch of Truvia helps bring out the flavors. This is a full-bodied, well-rounded tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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30 tasting notes

In the morning, I want an in-your-face, take-no-prisoners sort of black tea. I want it to rip the everlasting sleepiness out of me. I want something that barks. A loud, vicious bark. Caffeine is not the sole driver of this. Flavors, feelings, textures all play their part. A lively, energetic harmony. Enter stage: Rishi’s Golden Yunnan.

The dry leaf is dusty and earthy with some sweet notes. The wet leaf has a strong-muscular earthy tone. The liquor is less fragrant than the dry and wet to my nose. Sipping this tea is experiencing a certain polarity; a bold crispness and a sweet smoothness live in friendly coexistence. The bold elements play in the front of the mouth. After sipping, there are crisp peppery notes that dance on the tip of my tongue and the back of my lips. Awakening. Spirited. Sharp. The back of the mouth is a different story and experiences a nice smooth sweet flavor. A mild caramel note. The aftertaste in the back of the mouth is one of relaxation with little to no astringency. Softening. Balancing. Overall, it’s a bit Jekyll and Hyde, but it works.

This is one of my go-to morning black teas. It’s strong and biting enough to wake me up, but with enough smooth and sweet notes to not be overly bitter or jarring. This tea is the pit bull that exhibits an angry face and barks like mad. But once you get to know this scary canine, the mutt is really quite a softy. Don’t be shy, rub the belly of this pup.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Joshua

Props for making me laugh. :-) What was your leaf to water ratio?

bravedave

Rishi recommends 1 tablespoon of tea per 8 ounces of water. Being this is a stronger tea, I usually prefer 1 tablespoon of tea per 10 ounces of water or so.

Joshua

Hmm, I tried half that ratio or about 1 Tbsp to every 20 ounces, and found the tea severely dark and sweet. I’m afraid any more will make it perfectly muddy.

bravedave

Sorry, meant to write I use 1 teaspoon per 10 ounces, not tablespoon. Rishi has it mislabeled on their website. Using tablespoons would make it very muddy.

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