I like Yunnans so when I saw this tea from this supplier, based on the photo and the description it sounded like a winner. Having tried it a few times now I am finding that it’s a bit disappointing.
The leaf is beautiful, with yellow and black twisted long leaves. The color of the brew at 3 minutes is dark. The flavor is lacking. Yes it has some maltiness but the flavor is not what I’d expect of a standard Yunnan nor a golden Yunnan tea. For me it’s just a kind of an “eehhh” flavor, nothing exciting or noteworthy. I can’t say (based on recent cuppings) that I’d re-order this one.

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I love loose leaf tea! While I gravitate towards black teas, I’m getting more into oolongs, greens and whites. I’m always looking for great fresh new teas to try. This tends to lead to the problem of ordering more even though I already have way too much.

My collection of tea has kind of gotten out of hand. After taking over several kitchen cupboards, it has spilled into the back hallway now with containers of tea stacked up there. I think I need more hours in the day to drink it all.

I’m also a vegetarian who loves dark chocolate, photography, travel, computers, web programming, technology and cats.


near Portland, Oregon

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