Imperial Gold Needle Yunnan Black Tea

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Calculated from 27 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Chocolate, Cocoa, Malt, Tannic, Melon, Plums, Sweet Potatoes, Honey, Mushrooms, Umami, Floral, Nutmeg, Spices, Spicy, Creamy, Honey Dew, Rose, Flowers, Sweet, Baked Bread, Dark Chocolate, Alcohol, Dates, Broth, Meat, Smooth, Thick, Cucumber, Honeydew, Pastries
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Typical Preparation
Use 11 oz / 318 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 6 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 30 sec
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73 Tasting Notes View all

“sad to see this one go. I started my morning out with this one as there are still a few things to be doing around the house as we have friends coming over for dinner and board games…and i’m still...” Read full tasting note
“I’ve been avoiding steepster for awhile. I’m back. YS is the company I buy the majority of my teas from, and this one is among my favorites. Today I’m attempting to compare the Spring and Fall...” Read full tasting note
“I like this one a lot more than I expected to! I’ve made it gong fu style style and am on something like my 5th steep and it’s still going strong. Chocolaty, sweet, malty, not hay-y like I was...” Read full tasting note
“Autumn 2013 This was an excellent tea which I enjoyed over six steepings. Upon opening the package, I could immediately smell the vibrant floral qualities of the tea. The tea was very fragrant, and...” Read full tasting note


A kind of chocolate and malt taste comes from the brewed gold-orange tea soup. Aroma is thick and sweet. An enjoyable experience comes from the aroma, flavor and appearance of this lovely tea.

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