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SarsyPie

(119 reviews)
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Bi Luo Chun Yunnan Black from Whispering Pines

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 2nd, 2014

Oh my. This is a good one! The dry tea leaves smell like malty cookies with a hint of jasmine. Malty Jasmine cookies! I want to bake some to go with this tea.

The brewed tea smells less floral and more sweetly malty. And the flavor... it's very sweet on its own, without any additives. I love that. It tastes m...

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Imperial Gold Bud Dian Hong from Whispering Pines

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
May. 22nd, 2014

The dry aroma on this tea is really interesting. It smells malty, and there's a general roasty aroma. It smells like something I have smelled before, but I cannot place the aroma.

The tea steeps to a light yellow amber color and I taste the same malty/roasty type scents from the aroma.

It's a little pricey,...

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Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan) from Adagio Teas

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 29th, 2014

I really wish I tasted some of that pepper from the description.

This was brewed using boiling water for 6 min. The tea smells great before and after steeping, but it has a sharp taste that I don't appreciate.

I try to drink tea without sugar or milk, but it may be needed here. Toward the end of the cup, I star...

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Sylvia

(215 reviews)
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Yunnan Gold from Bare Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 25th, 2014

I don't like the aroma much - to me, it smells like raisins and cereal. It tastes good, but more fruity than I would like. It has a raisin-like flavor, too. I added cream and sugar.

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Yunnan Gold from Bare Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 14th, 2014

This tastes a lot like other examples of high-quality Yunnan Gold teas that I've tried.

Pyramid sachets are very aromatic!

Upon brewing, produces a cup with numerous subtle aromas. I initially get caraway and rye in the aroma, but then vanilla and caramel. Underneath, there are cocoa tones. Flavor is extremel...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip from TeaVivre

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 24th, 2014

The aroma is a blend of roasted nuts, cocoa, and beets, it is quite savory rather than sweet. Brewing the tea brings out a fruity quality and sweetness along with the roasted nuts and cocoa quality.

The taste is quite bold and rich, it starts out with roasted nuts and dark chocolate, it has a dry mouth feel and a s...

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Yunnan Jig from Adagio Teas

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 14th, 2013

The aroma of this tea is fairly delicate with notes of muscatel, oak, and summer berries. When brewed it takes a turn for the malty and stronger oak notes.

The taste is bright and clean with notes of muscatel, sweetness, and dark chocolate. It is a great afternoon tea.

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Kelsey

(142 reviews)
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Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan) from Adagio Teas

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 18th, 2013

I thought this tea was great. I really liked the roasty smell, and thought it was a great tea for a cool fall morning.

I didn't notice a peppery smell or taste at all, so I feel like the description is deceiving.

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Golden Strand from Mandala Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 16th, 2013

I absolutely adore this tea. Wonderful amber color. Smooth Yunnan flavor with a sweet caramel taste being most prominent and a light spicy, peppery tone as a highlight. Does well with a short one minute steep for the first infusion, 2 minutes for the second, and 5 for the third.

It is a bit pricey, but worth every ...

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Sylvia

(215 reviews)
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Yun Nan Gold from Two Hills Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 22nd, 2013

This tea has a kind of salty flavor. It's pretty good. I added cream and sugar.

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Yun Nan Gold from Two Hills Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 8th, 2013

Purchased at the Newark Natural Foods coop in Newark, Delaware. I suspect that this may not have been very fresh.

Aroma is peppery and slightly fruity. Smooth flavor, but mild. Flavor slightly sour. Overall character a lot more like shu (ripened) Pu-erh than like other Yunnan gold teas I've sampled. Upon drinki...

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JGS1122

(104 reviews)
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Black Snail from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 31st, 2013

The aroma is "earthy". The leaves are rolled into small balls, thus the snail name. Liquor has rich color. Excellent clean clear flavor. I'm impressed with this tea. Certainly it has made it to my top 3. I will purchase this tea again and again.

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Royal Golden Yunnan (T-16) from Chado Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 9th, 2013

Classic yunnan smell, rich, earthy. Liquor is a pleasant honey color. Smooth with a subtle smoky after taste.

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan) from Adagio Teas

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 2nd, 2012

The aroma is very light and floral and the taste matches! I find the taste to be a mix of floral and citrus with a very mild tea flavor. Very subtle and enjoyable!

I only got a sample if this tea but definitely plan on getting more from Agagio as it might be my favorite of their teas

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Kelsey

(142 reviews)
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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip from TeaVivre

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 7th, 2012

I liked this tea a lot. It had a subtle flavor and was really smooth. I thought the tea smelled a little like cooked greens, which I like, so I had no problem with that. I probably wouldn't pay the price, but I can see why others would, it's a high quality tea.

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Sylvia

(215 reviews)
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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip from TeaVivre

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

53 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
Aug. 20th, 2012

I don't think this is my kind of tea. It's a little weird, but all right. I'm not sure how to describe it. It doesn't have a very strong flavor, and I tend to like strong tea with bold flavors. I added cream and sugar. It's not worth the price to me. It also generates a lot of foam in the leaves while brewing, and ther...

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip from TeaVivre

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 29th, 2012

Dry leaf, consisting almost exclusively of unbroken golden tips, is extremely aromatic and fresh, with the characteristic quality that all black teas from Yunnan province seem to have, but fruitier than normal.

Upon brewing, the leaf turns darker in color and produces a rich brown cup.

Like other Yunnan Dian Hong...

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Ancient Gold Organic Black Tea from Samovar Tea Lounge

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 15th, 2011

Jingmai Mountain produces some amazing teas, and this one from Samovar is no exception. They are right on the money when they describe the taste and aroma as: "Deep and malty with hints of baked, bittersweet chocolate and raisin sugar. Lightly roasted body with a slightly sweet finish."

Optimal brewing is with sprin...

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan) from Adagio Teas

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 12th, 2011

This tea is mostly golden buds, and it is very similar to the other tea I've sampled that looks most similar to it in appearance, which was Life in Teacup's Yunnan Golden Bud. Smooth and peppery. Compared to that tea, this one has a softer peppery quality. Both teas are slightly Keemun-like.

Requires a long brewi...

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Ancient Golden Yunnan from Rishi Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 20th, 2011

This has become one of the staples in my cupboard over the past year. It is one of those highly adaptable teas that seems to appeal equally to friends who are tea purists, and those who just want a "good cuppa' tea" as well.

Bold, smooth, slight malty flavor with a lingering caramel aftertaste. A very nice balance...

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JGS1122

(104 reviews)
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Tippy Yunnan from Harney and Sons

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 17th, 2011

Excellent Yunnan. Smooth clean flavor. Crisp with no after taste.

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Yunnan Golden Bud from Life in Teacup

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 15th, 2011

The initial aroma is malty and deep, typical for a Yunnan gold, but with more fruity qualities, especially of dried fruit. Upon drinking the cup, the aroma becomes more fruity and vegetal, sharing some of the wine-like qualities of a Keemun with some of the vegetal qualities of some Darjeeling, even Darjeeling oolong ...

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Ancient Golden Yunnan from Rishi Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 5th, 2010

The dry leaf has an incredibly fruity aroma, like apricot.

This is a strong black tea with a very pleasing aroma and flavor. It is malty like an Assam, but with less edge. Unfortunately, there's only a hint of the pleasing fruity quality that I noticed in the dry leaf. Less bitter than you'd expect, and not very ...

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marlena

(75 reviews)
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Golden Silk Black from Dream About Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 3rd, 2010

This is a really smooth delicious Yunnan. It is woodsy, with honey and astringent notes mixed in. The aroma is very Yunnan, with a bit of floral around the edges. I brewed about 1.5 teas. for 3.5 minutes. It is so dark as to be almost black. I did do a second infusion of 1/2 the water for about 5 min. and that was...

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Yunnan Noir from Adagio Teas

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 28th, 2010

This is a very nice tea, smooth and sweet, but with some depth to it. It is very characteristic of the Yunnans of the past few years, as it is not as deep, not as spicy nor as chocolatey as it used to was. I found you can do a second infusion if you use half the water for about 5 minutes.

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