Golden Dragon Yellow Tea

Tea type
Yellow Tea
Ingredients
Yellow Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Honey, Vanilla, Wheat, Butter, Smoke, Sweet, Vegetal, Malt, Smooth, Grass, Earth, Vegetables, Herbaceous, Mineral
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by TeaHeez
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 11 oz / 335 ml

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We are proud to offer one of the rarest teas in the world; our limited edition yellow tea direct from China. The name ‘yellow’ tea refers not only to the unique processing and the lovely, bright golden infusion color, but due to its rarity it is also associated with the imperial yellow worn exclusively by emperors for centuries. Unlike any tea you have tasted before, at first sip it evokes the exquisite pleasure of everyday luxuries. Captivating high floral notes mingle with a smooth honeyed body and a subtle creamy, buttery finish. A perfectly balanced tea curated just for you.

High floral top note with smooth, mellow body with a subtle buttery finish

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107 tasting notes

1/20/14 Midday tea. 3g/6oz/175F First steep – 2 minutes. Very much the same tea as the pot tasting. 2nd steep – 2 minutes. The aroma and color in cup are lighter, but the flavor is still bright. A touch more astringent. The tastes don’t hang on the palate as long. 3rd steep – 3 minutes. This infusion is less golden in the cup, more a ‘summers first green is gold’ shade. The aroma is more vegetal and astringent. The taste has smoothed out and lightened a lot. This might be the last steep the leaves can support. 4th steep – 3min30sec. Both the tea aroma and color are very light now. The brew feels much lighter on the tongue, and the primary taste is a light astringent tone. I’m not going to try for a 5th steep.

A nice progression all in all.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C
Christopher F.

I’ve yet to try it brewed this way, but I plan to tonight. Thank you for the insight and I hope my findings are as good as yours.

Vidalia

Can someone please tell me about the caffeine effect. Teavana states it’s caffeine free. Thanks.

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419 tasting notes

I’m baccck! Sorry it’s been so long, but I’ve been super busy.

Stopped into a Teavana with friends the other night and they were offering this one up as a sample. To me it didn’t seem much different from some really nice Yunnan teas I’ve tried before. I found it to be rather malty with a touch of honey. Sure it was nice, but I didn’t find it to be as special as they were claiming it to be.

I certainly wasn’t going to shell out nearly $30 to take some home with me.

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72 tasting notes

Honestly, I love this tea; I bought 6oz of it. I miss the 90 bucks it all cost, but this tea is just great!
If anyone can recommend a similar tea that is less expensive, I’d be forever in your debt.

~1tsp in yixing pot,
1-2 steeps 15seconds with 175F
Colour is light golden.
Aroma is of mild honey, floral and sweet.
Taste is much of the same with a smooth buttery finish, that doesn’t stick around too long.
3-4 Steeps 20 seconds 180F
Colour is more of a yellow/green, still pleasing.
Aroma has settled on the floral notes and less on the honey.
Taste is much lighter, more delicate, but less complex.
5th steep 25 seconds 180F
Colour is now like a clear yellow.
Aroma still hits with the floral, but significantly less “umph” to it.
Taste has mellowed out and the buttery finish is almost gone.

I’ll keep steeping with 30sec times until I get clear water out of the leaves. I really enjoyed this one. The spent leaves are also very attractive on the bottom of the yixing pot.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec
AnnaEA

Nice to see a brewing note for a gongfu style brewing of this tea – I thought it would lend itself to it nicely! Thank you for sharing.

Christopher F.

You’re welcome. It really was worth brewing to this way. I think I had 8-9 steeps total before it just tasted like hot water.

Sha9on

FYI Teavana has an AWESOME sale! I just got this in the store for 78% off! You might want to check your store! It is only 50% online.

kjamin

on sale now $7.00

Christopher F.

@kjamin thanks for the heads up, stocked up with a pound for the year. Great deal.

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13 tasting notes

Just had a cup of this tea in my gaiwan which I received from Anna as a sample. thank you very much Anna. A good cup of tea. A very gold color in my gaiwan which looks nice. The aroma is very strong vegetal smell. The taste is smooth and mellow. It does not lingerin the mouth too long. Overall a good cup of tea.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
Steven Cook

This is one of my favorite teas on the wall, little pricey though.

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95
5 tasting notes

(HOT) Back again on Golden Dragon. Decided to pull this one out again from my shelf after a long hectic day. Trying to be awake for the next few hours without being jittery and a nice floral sweet tea is just what I need. Perfect tea for relaxing on the couch, must be sipped to be appreciated. I think I like this tea more the second time around. added white honey and german rock sugar from teavana.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Vanilla, Wheat

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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96
3 tasting notes

yellow is mellow the aroma is sweet and its the best of all the teas

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66 tasting notes

A pleasant tea, way overpriced for what it is (but I got it as a free sample ;). Super smooth feel, surprised by the buttery flavor/feel – I didn’t believe them when they said that in the store lol. Was surprised by the smoothness. Also a decently honey-sweet finish to it. I will have to try out some other yellow teas sometime in the future. Resteepable at least 4 times Western Style, so that’s decently impressive.

Flavors: Butter, Honey

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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90
10 tasting notes

On it’s own, I’ve found that this tea isn’t very remarkable. However, when mixed with Teavana’s Jasmine Oolong, it’s probably my current favorite. The subtle buttery smokey flavors complement the jasmine and the greens very well.

Flavors: Butter, Smoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95
1 tasting notes

This is one of my absolute favorites. I usually brew it for 2.5 minutes and I brew throughout the day, sometimes 5 times.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp

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94
5 tasting notes

So, I recently stopped by Teavana the other day and saw that they had this tea half off and knowing that this is the most expensive and unique tea they had, being a yellow tea, I had been waiting to give it a try! At first, this tea tastes closer to a Yunnan to me with a buttery and subtley sweet taste. I tried a second steeping, adding some of teavanas German rock salt, and noticed that the honey flavor was starting to show more. I tried steeping it a second time and noticed a more vegetal taste, but still with a hint of honey. Having never tried a yellow tea before I was pleasantly surprised! The price is a little steep for me, but I would definitely try it again if it were on sale. For now, I have a good 4oz to enjoy!

Flavors: Honey, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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