Yunnan Fengqing Golden Buds Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Honey, Malt, Smooth, Sweet Potatoes
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 310 ml

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  • “I’ve decided that “Fengqing” isn’t my favorite black tea. There is something about them that just isn’t for me. Oh well – always happy to try things when an awesome teafriend sends them to you. ...” Read full tasting note
  • “I like this tea. It isn’t spectacular but nice. Has no bitterness or astringency. Nice honey, maltiness flavor. I really like this company and some of their teas are my favorites. This isn’t bad...” Read full tasting note
    83
  • “I feel like none of these What-Cha teas are what I’m used to. I don’t really expect them to be how they are. Don’t take that in a bad way, for the oolongs it was a bit disappointing. But for these...” Read full tasting note
    79
  • “This came to me from Marzipan and it is nummy! Hay, molasses, lovely golden and brown leaves, faint tobacco or smoke hints. I’m not sure which but they are not unpleasant. I will probably...” Read full tasting note
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From What-Cha

Tasting Notes:
- Honey aroma
- Very smooth with no bitterness or astringency
- Sweet taste with malt and butterscotch hints

Origin: Yunnan, China

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1040 tasting notes

I’ve decided that “Fengqing” isn’t my favorite black tea. There is something about them that just isn’t for me. Oh well – always happy to try things when an awesome teafriend sends them to you. Thanks Sil

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35 tasting notes

I like this tea. It isn’t spectacular but nice. Has no bitterness or astringency. Nice honey, maltiness flavor. I really like this company and some of their teas are my favorites. This isn’t bad by any means, but they have some I like better.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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736 tasting notes

I feel like none of these What-Cha teas are what I’m used to. I don’t really expect them to be how they are. Don’t take that in a bad way, for the oolongs it was a bit disappointing. But for these black teas, It’s kinda a pleasant surprise.
I’m expecting them to be more like the black teas I’ve had before, but they’ve proven themselves to be different. My What-Cha order is beginning to be quite the experience. xD
I think i was expecting this to be more like honey and that’s about it, but I was wrong. The stronger flavor of the two I tasted was malt, and the weaker one, honey. But not the kind of really sweet honey that would almost give you a sweet potato flavor. It’s the kind of honey that is just sweet enough to not make it all just thick and malty. If that makes sense xD
I really enjoy this one. This was the last tea I bought 50g of. And again, definitely not a waste of money! :D

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Smooth

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790 tasting notes

This came to me from Marzipan and it is nummy! Hay, molasses, lovely golden and brown leaves, faint tobacco or smoke hints. I’m not sure which but they are not unpleasant. I will probably eventually need some of this.

Thanks, Marzipan!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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10102 tasting notes

yep i still like this one. haha that’s all i really have to say about that!

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518 tasting notes

Thank you, Marzipan for the lovely sample of this tea.

I decided I wanted a black tea this afternoon. Maybe it would give me a little pep? I dunno. Not sure what I was thinking.

But I picked this one out of the bag of samples Marzi sent me.

Oooh.

The dry leaf smells soooooo sooooo yummy.

And after infusing? Even better.

This tea tastes outstanding. Rich and almost sweet. Delicious.

This is something I didn’t used to like in tea, but now I’ve come to truly appreciate, and perhaps even love.

Cameron B.

Yum! I’ll put this on my What-Cha list. :D

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193 tasting notes

Yum, this tea is delightful! I brewed this in a glass teapot and you should have seen all of the little golden tea hairs floating around in there. So lovely.
This is a nice hearty tea. Not necessarily strong, just substantial. Malty with honeyed sweetness and a bit of that sweet potato thing I find in many Chinese blacks. Everything you would think a Yunnan should be. So glad I picked up 50g instead of a sample size.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

i really need t get a what-cha order in. I’m annoyed i missed their sale last month

Cameron B.

Me too, Sil. There are so many teas that look interesting… Perhaps Black Friday will bring a sale. :)

cookies

One of the few companies where I’ve flat out loved everything I’ve received from them. Can’t imagine anyone would regret an order. Let me know if you want to try anything before you buy. I’ll happily send some samples.

Sil

if you’re open to shipping to canada, i’d love to try things (as long as there’s something in my cupboard i can return the favour with!) and if canada is too expensive, ‘cause i know we’re the suck that is A-OK by me as well :)

cookies

Shipping to Canada is reasonable as long as it’s an envelope under 3/4" I think it’s less than $5. So I’d be more than happy to swap with you. Take a look through my cupboard and let me know what you’d like. It’s moderately up-to-date…

Cameron B.

When I ship to Canada, it’s generally only about $6 unless it’s a ton of tea. :)

Sil

that’s why i like small swaps haha go go bubble envelopes!

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424 tasting notes

The biggest issue with this tea is that I can’t remember the name to save my life. Ok, maybe that’s an issue with ME, which makes this tea AWESOME.

I blame Cheri, because I opened my previously sealed package of this so I could send her a sample, then I spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about how good it smelled. Now I have had it for every cup since.

It’s a total fairy dust tea, you know that brown Yunnan dust? What is that anyway? Oh right, it’s tea crack. Right.

Malty, hearty, hug in a cup. You should buy this NAO. It does make my husband look at me funny because I say, “MMMMM” after every drink.

cookies

Ugh… I am trying so hard not to place an order, but you people are making it so difficult.

Cheri

It’s all my fault, and I’m a-okay with that.

Sil

oh man… another reason to place an order…

Marzipan

You also want the Nepal golden tips.

Tealizzy

Lol :) Love this note!

Cheri

I agree. this tea smelled awesome dry. Tastes even better.

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184 tasting notes

What-Cha is a small business in the UK that has some very interesting and unique offerings for tea drinkers. I am a true fan of of most quality Yunnan teas, and this tea is certainly one of those.

Surprisingly, the dry leaf wasn’t actually as tippy as I though it would be, considering the fragrance coming off the leaf! The dry leaf is long and twist…the kind that won’t stay in the teaspoon and you’re never quite sure that you’re measuring properly because it won’t go IN the teaspoon. But I’m not going to complain about that quality in any tea! Notes of cocoa, apricot and yam were gentle but present in the dry leaf. Wet, the leaf is long and beautiful, leaving a golden amber liquor in the cup.

This tea has the same wonderful notes that make me a true fan of teas from this region: dark cocoa, earthy sweet potato skin, a touch of raisin….but this tea also has a woodsy note that some Yunnans have. It’s the taste that reminds me of long-forgotten secret places and old trees that should be visited with reverence. The earthy yam skin and cocoa notes give this tea a beautiful base to balance the raisin and woodsy note on. There is a slight apricot top note, but the strength in this tea lies in it’s deeper notes. Overall this is a well balanced cup of tea, with no astringency and a medium well-rounded mouthfeel that is worthy of a tea drinkers favorite thing….quiet contemplation and enjoyment.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
K S

Sounds yum!

SimpliciTEA

Great review!

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