Yunnan Gold

 
Updated: Mar. 14, 2014 

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About Yunnan Gold

Loose-leaf tea with mostly golden-orange, intact leaves, slightly twisty, some black/brown leaves in the mixYunnan Gold tea, SFTGFOP grade. This batch consists mostly of golden tips. Photo © Whiteness (Wikimedia Commons), CC BY-SA 4.0.
Yunnan gold, known as dian hong gong fu(滇紅工夫) is a type of black tea (more specifically a type of Yunnan red or dian hong) from Yunnan, China. The Chinese name "gong fu" means "great skill", reflecting the skill that goes into the production of this tea.

Yunnan gold is a tippy tea, meaning that it is high in leaf buds, and is named for the fact that its leaves are golden in color. The large portion of buds give it a higher caffeine content. The degree of golden color varies as a function of the amount of tips, as well as the production process: teas with a more golden appearance tend to have a greater portion of tips, and thus a higher caffeine content.

Most Yunnan gold looks more or less like a black tea with numerous gold tips interspersed, but ones made exclusively of tips can be mostly golden. These teas are called Yunnan pure gold or dianhong jinya(滇紅金芽), or less commonly, jinya dianhong(金芽滇紅). The most tippy Yunnan gold teas are similar in appearance to golden monkey, another tippy black tea that has a golden color; golden monkey is produced in Yunnan province but also in Fujian.

Best Yunnan Gold

The notion of the "best" Yunnan Gold is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
88
6 Ratings
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Yunnan Noir

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
92
4 Ratings
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Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
66
4 Ratings
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Yunnan Gold

Brand:Bare Tea
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
36
3 Ratings
Picture of Ancient Golden Yunnan

Ancient Golden Yunnan

Brand:Rishi Tea
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
98
3 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Ancient Golden Yunnan

Brand:Rishi Tea
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
98
3 Ratings
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Yunnan Noir

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
92
4 Ratings
Picture of Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan)

Yunnan Gold (Golden Yunnan)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
88
6 Ratings
Picture of Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip

Yun Nan Dian Hong Black Tea – Golden Tip

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
66
4 Ratings
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Yunnan Gold

Brand:Bare Tea
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
36
3 Ratings

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