Yunnan Gold Tips

A Black Tea from


87 / 100

Calculated from 13 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Yunnan Dian Hong
Chicken Soup, Honey, Malt, Sweet Potatoes, Brown Sugar, Cherry, Cream, Dark Chocolate, Mineral, Molasses, Orange, Walnut, Wood, Maple Syrup, Chocolate, Flowers, Fruity, Oak wood, Smooth, Cocoa, Sweet, Tannic, Milk, Moss, Tea, Wet Rocks, Wet Wood, Creamy, Dark Wood, Citrus, Apricot, Grain, Nectar, Stonefruits
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Typical Preparation
Use 9 oz / 262 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 6 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 0 sec
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22 Tasting Notes View all

“Ok, so I need to get caught up on posting some tasting notes…. This one seemed to have some almost Darjeeling or Assam characteristics, I do not drink Indian teas much, but that was the...” Read full tasting note
“After I finish with this review, the backlog will be empty once again. I’m sure that some of you who may stumble across this review know the tremendous sense of relief that comes with catching up...” Read full tasting note
“I’ve decided to up my rating on this tea. I’ve been drinking it a lot recently (cold weather always makes me want tea) and I haven’t really been noticing that odd taste when it cools down like I...” Read full tasting note
“Brenden gave me a 5g rolled ball of this to try out (The Spring 2016 harvest, I imagine). And holy cats this is good. It has a very sweet syrupy scent to it mixed in with the malt. Almost like a...” Read full tasting note


This tea comes from southern Yunnan and is picked once a year in the early spring. The harvest utilizes fresh buds to create a flavorful and very sweet tea. The dry leaf aroma is malt, milk chocolate, wildflowers, and apricot, and the wet leaf hints at a deeper cocoa as well as oak and maple wood. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and clean, opening with dark oak honeydew and milk chocolate. The middle is full of cream and malt and the finish brings forth notes of wildflowers and apricot. Later infusions hint at stronger stonefruit and a mouth-coating nectar-like quality is always present. Currently my favorite Yunnan black tea!

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