China Yunnan Golden Downy Pekoe (571)

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81 / 100

Calculated from 9 Ratings
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Black Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 2 min, 15 sec
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15 Tasting Notes View all

“Given that this tea almost looks like gun powder green when dry, I was extremely dubious about the two minute steep that TG recommends. The color of this dry leaf is the kind of thing that makes...” Read full tasting note
“This is a bit more mellow than I expected but it’s still tasty. It’s more smooth than chewy and I guess I was thinking chewy. After I switch from what I expected to what it actually IS – I find...” Read full tasting note
“I’m in the process of drinking my second steep…smells insanely tasty. I see this tea pairing well with a caramel dessert or a rib eye steak. It’s dark and stormy, and the description is pretty...” Read full tasting note
“Dry tea, curled like a brown-’n-gold bi lo chun and an aroma like baking cookies or hot creamed corn, made me hungry. Liquor also smells like sweet pastry, but flavor is more earthy, mushroomy,...” Read full tasting note


Tightly rolled curls shine with their golden buds. The unfurling leaves in the cup are a sight to behold as the dark amber infusion builds intensity. Malty honey and spicy tobacco notes give way to a truffle-like dampness that lingers pleasantly on your palate. Complex and rewarding.

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