Golden Yunnan Organic (ZY69)

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Earth, Malt, Mineral, Musty, Smoke, Wood
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “MUST TRY ALL THE YUNNANS! Lol… Another one from Nicole! This one looks less tippy than the other Upton variety I tried yesterday, or whenever it was. The leaves are small and thin, not remarkably...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This has darker leaves than the Yunnan Black Buds from Upton. It also has more of the flavor I expect. Hay, dust, minor hint of smoke (or maybe it’s just my super paranoid smoke detector...” Read full tasting note
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From Upton Tea Imports

The dark leaves of this quality Yunnan selection are graced with a complement of golden tips. The smooth, flavorful cup is rich, with a typical Yunnan “peppery” note and hints of malt. The finish has a light, lingering note of caramel.

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MUST TRY ALL THE YUNNANS! Lol… Another one from Nicole! This one looks less tippy than the other Upton variety I tried yesterday, or whenever it was. The leaves are small and thin, not remarkably twisty, and almost all black with just a few golden spots. They smell of hay and dried leaves.

Whew, I could tell by the aroma that this is one of those Yunnans. Meaning, the manly kind, lol. The aroma and taste are basically exactly the same. It’s very earthy with a mineral edge. There’s a woody taste along with a definite smoke note (Nicole, you’re not paranoid on this one). A bit of malt in there too, but it mostly tastes like what I would call “forest floor” – earth and rocks and twigs. There’s a bit of a musty taste to it as well.

Finding myself to not be a fan of these darker Yunnan teas. I’ve been far too spoiled by their lighter counterparts! :P

Flavors: Earth, Malt, Mineral, Musty, Smoke, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheTeaFairy

YOU GO CAMERONALL THE YUNNANS!!!

Cameron B.

I WILL OM NOM NOM THE WORLD! RAWRRRR!

Nicole

“forest floor” is a good description for a lot of these. :) Good phrase.

Cameron B.

I dunno, I think “forest floor” sounds more pleasant than I intend it to. :P

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This has darker leaves than the Yunnan Black Buds from Upton. It also has more of the flavor I expect. Hay, dust, minor hint of smoke (or maybe it’s just my super paranoid smoke detector tastebuds), some sharpness. I normally would expect sweetness rather than sharpness though. While this is better than the Black Buds, it is still a wholly unremarkable Yunnan. Still, better than no Yunnan, but nothing I’ll get more of.

Cameron B.

I definitely get smokiness in some of the less tippy Yunnans.

Nicole

So at least my tastebuds aren’t alone in their tinfoil-hattiness. :)

boychik

Tiny bit of maple syrup( Terri and Sil recommendation )

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