Golden Yunnan (organic)

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Black Tea
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Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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  • “Thanks to *Indigobloom* for the sample, I just read her tasting note and I'm already a bit nervous because bitterness is not something I enjoy in tea at all, but here goes. :) I used the whole...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2353 tasting notes
  • “Thank you *Indigobloom* for sending me some of this. Honestly - I didn't care for it. I can't figure out why either. There are similar teas I like quite much but this one had a funky flavor to it...” Read full tasting note
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    azzrian 807 tasting notes
  • “So.... yeah this one is not for me. There are aspects of the cup that I enjoyed, but for the most part, I would really rather go without. When hot, the cup is super dark, sweet and malty- almost...” Read full tasting note
    indigobloom 1297 tasting notes
  • “This is a really weak tea, but it's not bad. There was no bitterness in my steep which was nice. Overall it was a subtle malty, creamy kinda of tea. ” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4871 tasting notes

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Yunnan Province, the birthplace of tea, is famous for its golden-tipped Black Teas derived from ancient Assamica variety tea plants. These prizes are among the most intriguing teas you will ever taste—malty, creamy and redolent of truffles or mushrooms. Largely without bite, they reflect the beauty of the complex landscape in which they are cultivated.

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5 Tasting Notes

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2353 tasting notes

Thanks to Indigobloom for the sample, I just read her tasting note and I’m already a bit nervous because bitterness is not something I enjoy in tea at all, but here goes. :)

I used the whole sample I got, which was around 2 teaspoons, in my 18 oz glass teapot. Brewed western style ’cause I am still sleepy!

This cup got dark fairly quickly and is a dark reddish brown. I decided to only steep for 2.5 minutes. The tea smells very malty so far and at first sips seems kind of smooth and sweet. I will need to let it cool off to drink more of it.

As the cup cools off I am not getting bitterness here so far – yay! I have a malty, sort of molasses-y flavor which seems more on the sweet side and almost creamy. To me this tea has a slight “yammy” quality. I am sipping on it plain and finding it to be fairly mild. When I added some soymilk to it, it got transformed into something more sweet and creamy.

It’s funny how different people’s tastes are because I rather liked this one. I’m still not finding much bitterness but if anything it has a tobacco-y note in the finish for me.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec
Indigobloom

I’ve always found yunnan to be a hit or miss for me. Maybe that is how I perceive “tobacco”? *shrugs

TeaBrat

What should I send you in return?! Should I just pick something? Let me know. :-D

Indigobloom

Hrm. Do you have anything left from Arbor Teas? I’m easy… whatever you choose will be perfect (no earl grey or jasmine but I think we are on the same page there lol)

Indigobloom

oh… and maybe Scottish Breakfast? :P

TeaBrat

I have one or two things left from Arbor I can send – no worries on the Earl Grey or the jasmine. Definitely yes on the Scottish breakfast!

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807 tasting notes

Thank you Indigobloom for sending me some of this. Honestly – I didn’t care for it. I can’t figure out why either. There are similar teas I like quite much but this one had a funky flavor to it and I also kind of got that lump in throat feeling.
I had to dump it.
I still VERY MUCH appreciate the trade and a chance to try it.
:)

Indigobloom

ack! well atleast I’m not alone in disliking this. It’s a learning experience lol

Azzrian

LOL indeed :)

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1297 tasting notes

So…. yeah this one is not for me.
There are aspects of the cup that I enjoyed, but for the most part, I would really rather go without.
When hot, the cup is super dark, sweet and malty- almost like Keemum but richer. As it cools slightly, a sharp bitterness comes out, in the second half of a sip and in the aftertaste… reminding me of that harshness I find in brussel sprouts only loads more intense. I could not get past that aspect no matter how much I sipped and sipped.
The second steep was alot less bitter, but for some reason I couldn’t finish more than a third of the cup. I felt as if each sip was sitting like a lump of tea in my throat. It tasted okay (ish), but it simply would not go down the hatch!
Oh well, you win some you lose some.

Azzrian

Indeed win some lose some as not every tea is for everyone thank goodness there are so many for us to try. Still it is sad when we find one we do not like. I know we so want to love them all. I always wonder “what is wrong with me?” when I don’t like a tea lol rather than “what is wrong with this tea?” haha at least Im not that way with men :)

Indigobloom

ahh I know what you mean Azzrian! I really do, except I know what’s up with me… I am an odd duck with “food sensitivities” haha. Gah I am so glad this happened in adulthood. It would have been terrible as a kid.
oh and I am TOTALLY like that with my men :P

Indigobloom

(cuz the pickings have been slim lately, in my town that is)

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4871 tasting notes

This is a really weak tea, but it’s not bad. There was no bitterness in my steep which was nice. Overall it was a subtle malty, creamy kinda of tea.

ashmanra

I have a tea called Royal Yunnan Gold that I would also consider, but good. I think it tastes a bit like sweet potatoes!

Sil

oooh i’ll have to check it out

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207 tasting notes

This is a deep yunnan, with rich leather, sandalwood, and caramel. A beautiful sap-filled morning cup. Delicious.

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