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Yunnan Gold - Organic

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3 ratings
Picture of Yunnan Gold
Brand:Bare Tea
Style:Yunnan Gold
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Yunnan, China
Loose/teabag:Sachet
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This tea's info last updated: Feb. 16, 2017

Commercial Description

This exquisite Black tea comes from the Yunnan Province of China, which is known as the birthplace of tea. This black tea is one of a kind. It is nearly completely comprised of golden tips, which produces a silky smooth feel, golden color and a sweet honey aroma. Our organic yunnan gold whole leaf sachet is definitely one of our favorite teas!

Brewing Instructions: (from Bare Tea)

200-205 F degrees
Steep Time: 4 minutes

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73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(288 reviews) on
A distinctly raisin-like aroma and flavor. I like it! No bitterness I can notice. Interestingly, this steeped very quickly for a whole leaf tea. Even as I poured the water (brewed at 200 °F), the water became a deep brown with gold tints. After just one minute I went ahead and removed the sachet, as I felt like it would have plenty of flavor already and I didn't want to over brew it.

Later, I brewed a second cup. I accidentally let it steep longer than intended (5 minutes) but it still didn't come out bitter. So it's nice that it appears to be a fairly forgiving tea, preparation wise.

Very pleasant tea. I would think this one would be a universal pleaser, if not necessarily everyone's favorite. Like some of the Darjeeling teas, I could see this one being successfully served to a group of people in the south (though I haven't tried this one iced yet). I think they'd find it both familiar and new, both in pleasant ways.

A bit pricey, but good and therefore worth it.
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57 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
(210 reviews) on
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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87 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 extremely mild; there's almost no up-front bitterness, and little to no sourness, only a slight sweetness and a pleasantly bitter finish, paired with a mild astringency.

Brewing for four minutes, produced a second cup. The second cup was a bit thinner and less complex, but I still enjoyed it. I found I preferred making the first steeping brief. Because I couldn't experiment with leaf size, I tried brewing in a small vessel to see if I'd like how it tastes when brewed stronger, but the character stayed more or less the same.

As pyramid sachets go, the price is competitive with brands like Two Leaves Tea, Mighty Leaf, and the like, but I think the quality is a notch up.

I also recommend looking in to the loose-leaf version of this tea, which Bare Tea sells on their website. It is a bit cheaper per cup, and seems competitively priced for a Yunnan Gold tea of this quality.
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