My Love Of Yunnan Gold

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My Love Of Yunnan Gold

Postby jashnew » Oct 15th, '07, 22:52

Is anybody love Yunnan Gold like I do? I drink at least 4 6 ounce cups of Yunnan Gold a day. I feel like it's like a complex wine with all of its subtle notes. Peppery, sweet, buttery, musty, and earthy. I try different grades from around the net.

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Postby Space Samurai » Oct 16th, '07, 01:08

I too share your love. Dian hong is about the only type of black tea I'll drink anymore, and I have it about once a day.

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Postby Al » Oct 16th, '07, 19:20

I love it too.

I also love Republic of Teas' Royal Yunnan as well. I think its a slightly lower grade, but it has a much more distinct "peppery" bite to it. Have any of you aficionados found a Yunnan similar to RoT's?

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Postby Theo Sinensis » Nov 26th, '07, 14:04

I just now tried my first Yunnan after trying to get the most out of different Assams. As far as I'm concerned, it's as close to perfect as one can get, but I'm new to this so don't take my word too seriously.

What I notice is that while I've been searching to find the "classic" black tea taste I expected from my Assams, the Yunnan delivered the goods instantly.

I'll keep trying the Assams until I understand better how all this works, but this Royal Yunnan Gold really impressed me with its colour, body, and flavour.

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Postby Wesli » Nov 26th, '07, 14:29

I agree Theo, Yunnan makes some very good black tea.

I've got some Yunnan Gold coming in from Adagio right now.
I've also got my first Darjeeling on the way. We'll see how it compares to the Yunnan.

Can't wait... :lol:

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Postby joelbct » Dec 4th, '07, 14:37

The adagio yunnan gold looks good- Haven't come across a truly "gold" colored yunnan in a bit

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Postby Mary R » Dec 4th, '07, 18:08

Oh, there's one from Yunnan Sourcing that is pure gold. Seriously. I can't find another color in the whole thing. It's lovely.

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Postby lenny7 » Dec 14th, '07, 02:16

Mary R wrote:Oh, there's one from Yunnan Sourcing that is pure gold. Seriously. I can't find another color in the whole thing. It's lovely.


Thanks for the link. I just ordered some.

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Postby joelbct » Dec 18th, '07, 19:48

Ah, I am starting to sound like a broken record, but I bought a couple ounces of Ito En's Yunnan Gold last weekend (in-store only), and wow, it was like a mouth orgasm... so to speak... SUPER tippy and totally gold dry leaf, yielding an intensely malty yet complex and multi-tonal liquor. I had 2 cups this afternoon, perfect yunnan-

Looks much like that yunnan sourcing picture, totally gold tips, and very fluffy

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Postby lenny7 » Jan 4th, '08, 23:21

lenny7 wrote:
Mary R wrote:Oh, there's one from Yunnan Sourcing that is pure gold. Seriously. I can't find another color in the whole thing. It's lovely.


Thanks for the link. I just ordered some.


It just came in today. it's fanTAStic!!!!

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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 5th, '08, 00:44

I just had some of this yunnan gold from Teance:

http://store.teance.com/rt00601.html

It was very poor. The leaves are small, smaler than I've seen and smaller than what they have pictured. It was not as aromatic, and the brew was bland, not as rich as other pure bud dian hong I've tried.

And look at that price. :roll:

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Postby Wesli » Jan 5th, '08, 01:12

That sucks space. I'm looking for a good cheap one, too bad Adagio's this season isn't as buddy as last seasons.

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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 5th, '08, 01:17

No worries, its not like I paid for it. :)

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Postby Twyla » Jan 9th, '08, 19:48

Mary R wrote:Oh, there's one from Yunnan Sourcing that is pure gold. Seriously. I can't find another color in the whole thing. It's lovely.


Another thanks for the link! I ordered some of their gold, it does look amazing. Now I'm probably going to be scouring the web for other sources of yunnan gold. It's addictive stuff.

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