Golden Snail Yunnan Black Tea

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Calculated from 78 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Chinese Black Tea
Chocolate, Malt, Sugar, Baked Bread, Cocoa, Honey, Pastries, Raisins, Stonefruits, Toast, Apricot, Butter, Earth, Maple Syrup, Mineral, Molasses, Plums, Smoke, Sweet Potatoes, Vanilla, Wood, Chestnut, Creamy, Smooth, Sweet, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Cantaloupe, Grain, Oats, Salt, White Grapes, Floral, Nutty, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Cacao, Broth, Gardenias, Maple, Winter Honey, Peanut, Roasted nuts, Tobacco, Pepper, Bitter, Dark Bittersweet, Dried Fruit, Brown Sugar, Oak wood, Wet Earth
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Typical Preparation
Use 14 oz / 401 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 5 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 45 sec
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“Mmm this is a marvelous tea :) so smooth with caramel and chocolate notes.” Read full tasting note
“backlog from yesterday – thanks again to dexter for letting me try this one. On the whole, this wasn’t a bad cup of tea, but i’m glad that this is one that i don’t feel the need to order from WP. ...” Read full tasting note
“In a word, delicious! Makes a smooth, easy-to-drink cup. Not too weak, not too strong, just right! The re-steep was just as good as the initial cup. Really enjoyed this one. Offered my Mom a cup of...” Read full tasting note
“Received this as a sample in a previous Whispering Pines order. I’ve fallen in love with so many WP teas, so I was excited to try something new. Very nice and malty, full of chocolate and...” Read full tasting note


This Yunnan black tea was harvested in early spring (2014) and carries a robust and delicious flavor profile! The first thing you taste is a the thick honey flavor giving way to creamy cocoa with a touch of malt. A heavy molasses-like sweetness lingers on your tongue while juicy morel plays with a hint of gardenia in the aftertaste. This tea is delicious hot as well as iced and holds up very well to three or more infusions!

Milk Chocolate, Molasses, Malt, Morel, Cream, Gardenias


Our preferred style for this tea is gongfu.

Western Style:
Steep 1 teaspoon (1.8g) of leaves in 8 ounces of 205ºF water for 3 minutes.
2nd infusion: 5 minutes.
3rd infusion: 8 minutes.

Gongfu Style:
Use 1.5g of leaf per 30ml (1 fl. oz.) of 205ºF water
Infusion times: 20s, 15s, 30s, 45s, 1m15s, 2m, 3m

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