Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Yunnan, China
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Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China80 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 18th, 2017
While somewhat broken, the dry tea is in relatively large pieces and the golden tips that the style is known for are apparent. The aroma is malty with notes of raisins.Read Full Review
While brewing, the tea smells wonderful. The maltiness is pronounced, but tannic, leafy and perhaps mineral elements are also present.
The first ...
Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Yunnan, China96 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 26th, 2017
This tea is absolutely sublime, but has a price tag to match.Read Full Review
I was wandering around Chicago's Chinatown yesterday looking for interesting tea and saw a display of Prince of Peace's premium "gift box" teas. At $19.99 for 150g, I was worried that the quality wouldn't match the price, but decided to try it anyway. I w...
Style: Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China61 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 4th, 2017
My first loose tea on this new journey.Read Full Review
Dark chestnut tea. Aroma is earthy and wood. Taste is earth, dry leaf, a bit of leather, some light pepper and green grass on the back of the tongue. On the second steep the taste was more dry leaf and less Earth with a nice warm tingling on the tongue. By the third steep all th...
Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 5th, 2017
Great Yunnan. Wonderful aroma, smooth mellow taste. Amber liquor. This was a good choice.Read Full Review
Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 18th, 2016
Strong flavor and aroma. Delightful Yunnan. I bought these for dining out. When I go out for breakfast, I take some of these along. I enjoy this tea and find it much more flavorful than the national brand the restaurant offers.Read Full Review
Style: Pu-erh Tea – Region: Yunnan, China67 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 18th, 2016
I haven't yet tried too many pu-ehrs, but I'm starting to think they are not for me. This one has both a rich aroma and flavor of loam and crab cakes. If you are into that sort of thing, this tea is probably amazing, but not how I prefer my tea to taste. It's like I made a nice earthy tea, but used the same water I had...Read Full Review
Style: Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 21st, 2016
This has become one of my favorite shous. The liquor is a deep reddish brown with a warm and sweet aroma. There are notes of compost, leaves, and autumnal air. The taste is primarily dirt, compost, and autumnal leaves. There is also just the slightest hint of scotch in the back of your mouth. A slight astringency remin...Read Full Review
Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China93 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 16th, 2016
Appearance: The dry leaf is intact, curled, and often intertwined with other leaves, making it hard to easily separate. The leaf is pure bud covered in a light golden-orange down that comes off on the fingers when handled without care. Some of the underlying dark-brown leaf is visible closer to the non-terminal end of ...Read Full Review
Style: Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 11th, 2016
I liked this, but it was not my favorite shou. The aroma is sweet, earthy, and wet. There is some fruitiness and maybe some citrus present as well. The taste is smooth, earthy, and reminiscent of citrus and wet autumn leaves. Very smooth taste. Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Yunnan, China80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 9th, 2016
This was a wonderful black tea. Overall it was very mellow, mild, and smooth. Read Full Review
I steeped this near boiling, around 200 degrees, in my gaiwan with 5g of tea. The first infusion brought forth a light orange liquor with a light black tea taste and hints of chocolate. It is almost sweet with no astringency. The aroma is...
Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 8th, 2016
This tea is really strange. I enjoy it most when I don't think of it as a black tea, and I still don't know exactly how I feel about it. I disagree with Harney's assertion that this is "vigorously assertive": to me it lacks the strength and punch of a black tea, and in many respects is more like an oolong or even a m...Read Full Review
Style: Raw / Green / Sheng Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 29th, 2016
For my first raw pu-erh, I really enjoyed this. There is a slight astringent vegetal taste coupled with a mellow green tea taste. There is a slight bite in the mouth, but in an enjoyable amount. It is not too much or too little, but rather just right. There is also this ever so slightly smoky or woody undertone. It is ...Read Full Review
Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 16th, 2016
I thought this an excellent tea and it is definitely among my favorite Dian Hong or Yunnan Red (black teas) that I've ever sampled. It's one of many samples I recently ordered from Harney & Sons.Read Full Review
I chose this for a very cold morning, because I find Yunnan teas to often have a powerful warming quality, and I found i...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 2nd, 2016
This tea has an interesting blend of flavors and aromas. The aroma is sweet, floral, and slightly grassy. The taste, however, is an interesting blend of astringency and sweetness. There is almost a combination of floral notes and vegetal astringency. A very interesting combination that I am not a fan of. I prefer to ha...Read Full Review
Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 29th, 2015
I greatly enjoyed this green tea from Upton Tea Imports. The liquor is a beautiful pale yellow. The aroma is very vegetal and grassy, although the taste is not as much. The taste has hints of grass and astringency, with a smoky aftertaste. There are also slight hints of sweetness. Read Full Review
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this ...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Yunnan, China93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 20th, 2015
This tea is rich and bold with slightly sweet fruity smell and taste. I would say the most prominent taste comparison would be cinnamon or allspice. It reminds me a little of Italian super Tuscans. Read Full Review
I have tried many of the Adagio black teas and this and the black pearls are my two favorite.
Style: Black Tea – Region: Yunnan, China90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 12th, 2015
Dark amber liquor. Subtle peppery aroma. Good choice for anyone looking for a excellent Yunnan.Read Full Review
Style: Pu-erh Tea – Region: Yunnan, China83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 17th, 2015
This was my first experience with Raw Pu'erh, so this review may be biased on that. Read Full Review
I was initially opposed to this tea. It has an overwhelming bitterness to it that seemed to distract from the other flavors. However, after steeping the tea for a much shorter time (only 10-15s in my gaiwan) I managed to balance out...
Style: Wellness Tea / Medicinal Tea – Region: Yunnan, China77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 15th, 2015
This is the first pu-erh tea I've had. I do not have high cholesterol but this was the least expensive pu-erh tea on the shelf and I wanted to try pu-erh so home it came.Read Full Review
Overall happy with the mild taste and that it has some health benefits. The next time I may try another brand to see how it compares but this one ...
Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China83 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 29th, 2015
Intense aroma, not as strong as a Pu Erh. Rich brown color to the liquor. Mild flavor.Read Full Review
Style: Yunnan Red – Region: Yunnan, China80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 8th, 2015
With many Chinese teas I find the bitterness to be somewhat overwhelming, but while this tea has some definite bitterness, it is pretty smooth and not at all unpleasant. It's a strong tea with a mild grassy aroma. Very astringent. A bit of a sour aftertaste. On the second steeping when the bitterness was significantly ...Read Full Review
Style: Flavored Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 2nd, 2015
Ooooh, now this I like! This is my favorite flavored pu-erh by a lot. The tea is present, but not fishy. The fruity and nutty flavours blend perfectly with the chocolate bits, creating a complex and pleasing aroma and flavor. There is no bitterness, even after 5 minutes at boiling. Wonderful tea!Read Full Review
I also tried this t...
Style: Flavored Pu-erh – Region: Yunnan, China87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 18th, 2015
The dry tea has a strong smell that made me worry that it would taste artificial, but it doesn't. (And apparently the ingredients are in fact all-natural.) It's sweet, flavorful, and savory; like drinking a pie. Not too sweet, though, and it does have some detectable bitterness. As you'd expect, it has strong strawberr...Read Full Review
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