Golden Yunnan Whiskey Sour

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Baked Bread, Cherry, Smoke, Smooth, Tart, Lemon, Malt, Pleasantly Sour
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Edit tea info Last updated by Southern Boy Teas
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “I’ve been going through my tea stash, trying to reorganize it from the mess it has been, and I came across this tea … It’s been a while since I’ve had it, and it is still just as good as I remember...” Read full tasting note
  • “If I’m going to have a mixed drink, it’s most likely going to be a whiskey sour. When Frank hinted that his next blend would rival the wine-flavored teas, I wished and wished and hoped that it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I was hoping for more with this one but I did find the Golden Yunnan base tasty and as it should taste. The whiskey flavor and cherry essence was a bit difficult to detect. I did love the smell of...” Read full tasting note
    68
  • “This tea seemed like the perfect thing to help warm me up on this bad weather day. And since I don’t have to go to work today, it just seemed right (and almost forbidden) to start the day off with...” Read full tasting note
    91

From 52teas

Ultra-premium golden Yunnan tea, blend it with lemon peel and natural whiskey-, lemon- and maraschino cherry flavors. This is all of the Yunnan I have, so when this is gone, it’s GONE.

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20 Tasting Notes

4847 tasting notes

I’ve been going through my tea stash, trying to reorganize it from the mess it has been, and I came across this tea … It’s been a while since I’ve had it, and it is still just as good as I remember it.

Very nice.

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902 tasting notes

If I’m going to have a mixed drink, it’s most likely going to be a whiskey sour. When Frank hinted that his next blend would rival the wine-flavored teas, I wished and wished and hoped that it would be a whiskey sour tea.

Yes, happy Jaime happily bought two pouches.

The Golden Yunnan base is delicious; bold, and not overpowered by the flavorings. As for the flavorings, yes, it tastes like a whiskey sour. Good, full whiskey flavor, just a hint (more like a whisper) of cherry, and somehow Frank managed to make this taste like there’s actual sweet & sour mixer blended in. It’s not as strong on the “sour” part as I prefer…then again, if this were the lock-your-jaw sour that I prefer, very few others would like it…or even make it past the first sip.

Frank, you’re a tea-blending genius. I firmly believe that this should be in the permanent collection, and that you should enter it into the North American Tea competition next year.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’m thinking moving this to ManTeas would be even better, but I didn’t want to risk the chance of that not happening- I ordered mine yesterday.

Jaime

It would be a good ManTeas blend. I’m already wanting another cup, but it’s all the way at my house. :-(

Geoffrey Norman

This stuff sounds awesome, and I concur with the ManTeas bid.

Southern Boy Teas

I’m actually working on some stiffer stuff for ManTeas. I’ve been having one heck of a time sourcing a worm to put in the pouches though. But have no fear, I will figure it out. :D

Cofftea

Frank, speaking of worms- I DID have a really good chili pepper tequila once…

Jaime

Oh, tequila…Jose is never kind to me the next morning, so I would be all for a good tequila blend.

But no worms, please. I’m terrified of worms.

Southern Boy Teas

Aw. Just one little bitty worm?

Jaime

Last week I woke up and went into the living room, turned on the light, and screamed bloody murder because I thought there was a worm in the middle of the floor.

It was thread.

Give me snakes, spiders, anything. But no worms.

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432 tasting notes

I was hoping for more with this one but I did find the Golden Yunnan base tasty and as it should taste. The whiskey flavor and cherry essence was a bit difficult to detect. I did love the smell of the dry leaf and was hoping so much for the flavor to translate. Still it was pretty good. My hubby loved the idea of it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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1015 tasting notes

This tea seemed like the perfect thing to help warm me up on this bad weather day. And since I don’t have to go to work today, it just seemed right (and almost forbidden) to start the day off with a Whiskey Sour tea. I think Frank nailed this tea. The Yunnan is smooth and slightly malty (but only noticeably malty when milk is added), just enough of the Whiskey flavor to rival the actual thing and of course the perfect amount of lemon and cherry flavors. Wow, this stuff is good.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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22 tasting notes

Jack: “Too hot. Too strong.”
Mike: “Just right.”
Matt: “Too cold.” (Had a cup after three hours :D)

Brewed in a funny looking glass teapot with silly infuser contraption.

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933 tasting notes

With the number of 52Teas cups I drink and the number of 52Teas teas I review, you’d think I am a shill for the company, but nope, not. I haven’t even won the sample subscription giveaway yet, but one day, one day.

That said, I am a fan. Not of all the teas, mind you, but a good number of them.

And most definitely this one and so far, all the ones with Yunnan or Yunnan blend bases. Yes, please. Send me all of those.

This one is bready sweet with a delicate smoke coming through, the way a smooth whiskey can sometimes be. So far, I have been avoiding the citrus wedges in the dry leaf, but I am getting wee bits of tartness and the slightest hint of cherry in my sips.

Well done. Bravo! So much joy here.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cherry, Smoke, Smooth, Tart

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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3975 tasting notes

Made this as a teapop thinking it would be the perfect accompaniment to my meat pie dinner. However, the teapop is highlighting a citrus black tea with the slightest hint of cherry. If I didn’t know better, I would think someone brewed me a cup of Red Rose which just isn’t my favorite. I’ll reserve judgement until I try this plain though.

Sil

this one never really gelled for me…decent enough but not what i wanted it to be.

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9669 tasting notes

Still not sure how i feel about this one. It’s sort of like a black tea with hints of flavour hanging around in the background. I think it’s more flavourful when it’s hotter…as it cools it changes a little and seem more black tea than anything. I’ll try adding a bit of sugar next time to see if that helps (if i remember)

Indigobloom

How long did you steep for?

Sil

whatever the instructions say? haha i think it’s 2.5mins

Indigobloom

I was so curious about this one. So on the fence! Curious how it does iced now

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300 tasting notes

Yesterday was a rough day for me, and last night I didn’t get much sleep. I’m lucky I had a bag of this in my stash at work because I really need something to get me going this morning.

I’m sipping away on a huge tumbler of this blend over ice, and it’s really growing on me. It’s strong but not overpowering. It’s malty and a bit smoky but not alarmingly so. I’m still not getting much cherry flavor, if anything it provides a slight sweetness that balances the citrus. The citrus, though, is wonderfully sour in the best possible way.

It reminds me of being in a dimly lit speakeasy-gastropub. The kind that hipsters flock to in droves. The kind that serves nothing but Prohibition era cocktails and reimagined, and often, deconstructed versions of entrees you’d find in a Swanson TV dinner (mmm meatloaf!), and the house jazz band plays Top 40 hits. I’m not saying I’ve been to these sort of places. I’m not a cool cat. That’s how I envision them.

I digress, this tea has proved to be a very comforting cuppa this morning. I’m happy I’ve got another large bag squirreled away at home.

Indigobloom

Sounds amazing. Hope your week gets better!

apieceofquiche

It’s a pretty tasty cuppa. Thank you for the kind words! :)

Evol Ving Ness

I love this review. Aside from the rough day and lack of sleep.

apieceofquiche

Thank you. ;)

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