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Yunnan Golden Pu-erh Tea

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price reflects 2oz (25-30 teaspoons per 2oz)
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Tasting Notes
Robust but elegant earthy notes with a smooth and mellow sweet finish



Description
After drying, the tea undergoes an additional fermentation process that provides an elegant earthy flavor. Our rich, loose-leaf pu-erh is carefully blended with a high-grade Yunnan black tea. Well-balanced, smooth and mellow, the cup finishes with a noble floral note.

Robust but elegant earthy notes with a smooth and mellow sweet finish



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How to Steep / Ingredients
Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 195-205 degrees (90-96 degrees Celsius) and steep for 2-3 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
 
Ingredients: Pu-erh black tea

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4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

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Pros

  • Aromatic (11)
  • Smooth body (11)
  • High quality (8)
  • Unique flavor profile (6)
  • Boosts enegery (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (8)
    • Morning (8)
    • Afternoon (6)
    • After meals (4)
      • Tea Body:
      • Full (11), Medium (6)
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Earthy (10), Malty (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (12), High-end shopper (7), Health conscious (4)

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    4.0

    Not all Pu erh, but great for what it is

    By Sean

    from Rochester, MI

    About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • Energizing
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Body

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afternoon
      • Morning

      This is not a pure Pu- erh tea. There is some, trying to come through, but there is a Yunnan black tea blended in. This lacks the bold, leathery- earthy- sweet taste of top grade Yunnan Pu- erh, but it is still there. This tea completely lacks any leather notes (In pure, top quality Pu- erh, it's almost the whole package), but the earthy- sweetness is still there, with the sweetness slightly accentuated by some vanilla notes in the finish. It's not a bright- tasting tea by any means, so most likely won't be a hit at your next tea party, but is great for curling up alone with a good book or favorite classical music. It's very rich, and surprisingly complex- tasting. It's also got a nice little caffeine kick. I really like the idea of this tea as an introduction to the taste of a Pu- erh tea- Pu- erh tends to be an acquired taste (but certainly one worth acquiring), and this tea would make it easier to acquire that taste, but it's a darn shame Teavana doesn't sell pure Pu- erh teas so you can taste what this tea is missing.

      • Tea Body:
      • Full
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Earthy, Malty, Smooth, Sweet

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      5.0

      The best black tea I've had

      By Boston Carter

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Tea Enthusiast In-trainin

      Pros

      • Aromatic
      • High Quality
      • Smooth Body
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • After Meals
        • Afternoon
        • Morning

        This was one of the first loose leaf teas that I've purchased (you have to understand that I'm a bit of an amateur when it comes to tea and this was the first pu-erh I've tried). I originally was interested in this tea for the relatively low price, good reviews, and high caffeine content as I purchased it with hopes it'd be a good morning tea for school. I was pleasantly surprised when the manager (who was helping me) let me smell the leaves as they had a very unique scent unlike other 'pure' teas I smelt. It's hard to describe (again, I'm new to this), but it was almost sweet? I got 2 oz to try and brewed it when I got home. I followed the instructions carefully (I heated the water to 200 and used maybe a teaspoon and a half for the 8 oz I was making) and wasn't disappointed at all. I'm not a huge fan of the black teas I've tried, but this was just an amazing cup of tea. The flavor was so full and smooth. It was bold and definitely vegetal, but I found I enjoyed it, despite typically sticking to fruity, sweet teas. 10/10. I saved the leaves and the second cup came out just as good (I added about a half a teaspoon more leaves since I couldn't save them all). Definitely satisfied with my purchase.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Malty, Vegetal

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        4.0

        Pleasantly surprised

        By mico

        from SLC, UT

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Aromatic
        • Energizing
        • Soothing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After Meals
          • Anytime

          An associate told me this tea is not even aged a year, but is fermented longer to make up for not aging. I was skeptical because I haven't had any aged less than two years before.
          The leaves could have been sorted a little more, but the aroma and flavor didn't seem to mind.
          I don't think there are any proper brewing methods listed. Don't try the three minute method for black teas.
          Water boils at 204°F (95°C) at my elevation. Thats what I brew it with.
          This brews great, with a rinse and short first infusion and longer second infusion and so on, like other pu'erhs will.
          I got four good infusions out of one pot. (Zisha clay pot)
          I think it's great.
          Wish they had both ancient and young raw pu'erh also

          • Tea Body:
          • Medium
          • Tea Flavor:
          • Earthy, Malty, Woody

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          5.0

          Like it!

          By Karma Girl

          from Florida

          About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Aromatic
          • Energizing
          • Unique Flavor Profile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I also love Lapsang Souchong and agree this tea shares similarities. Teavana, maybe it's a hint! Use our comment group for your Lapsang Souchong test market!

              My favorite teas are black, and my favorite Teavana straight blacks are a little pricey for 4-5 cups a day. So I keep English Breakfast on hand. This is great to mix 50/50 with English Breakfast. It bumps up the EB and smooths the YGP.

              Great all on its own. It is definitely smokey, full bodied, nutty. My first Pu-erh, so can't make comparisons. Oh, if you like milk/ cream / half & half, this is a good one.

              If you strongly prefer ultra smooth blacks, such as Golden Monkey (one of my favorites), and just know you don't care for earthy or smokey style, this may not be your tea. It is not borderline. If you are feeling adventurous, though, and looking for a new tea everyday priced tea, give it a try!

              • Tea Body:
              • Full
              • Tea Flavor:
              • Earthy, Malty, Smokey, Woodsy

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I think I'm in love....

              By RaM

              from Hartford, CT

              About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper

              Pros

              • Aromatic
              • High Quality
              • Smooth Body
              • Unique Flavor Profile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Meals
                • Evening

                This tea smells wonderful in the container, and even more so in the cup. It has a floral and woodsy flavor with a hint of smokiness that is sure to please most black tea drinkers. I fell in love with this tea at first sip!

                • Tea Body:
                • Medium
                • Tea Flavor:
                • Aromatic, Floral, Smokey, Woodsy

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                4.0

                Good for mixing

                By Fuffer

                from Charleston, WV

                About Me Tea Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Smooth Body

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime
                  • With Other Teas

                  I love to try different teas, research them and learn about how they are made and prepared, etc. So, having said that, this is not a true Pu-erh.

                  However, it is an excellent tea. It's body is full and smooth. It has that touch of the earth but not as strongly as you would find in a true Pu-erh.

                  I use it most often with the herbal mixes because it doesn't over power the herbals but also isn't over powered by them. My favorite is to mix it with the Citrus Lavender Sage. Big fan of sage tea.

                  I would recommend this to just about anyone except those looking for a true Pu-erh. And to those I would suggest it anyway for mixing with other teas.

                  • Tea Flavor:
                  • Earthy

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                  5.0

                  A bit like Lapsang Souchang Lite

                  By Dayna the Tea Junkie

                  from Minneapolis MN

                  About Me Tea Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Aromatic
                  • High Quality
                  • Smooth Body

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Afternoon
                    • Morning

                    I wasn't quite sure I'd like it upon first sniff, but when brewed, I found a strong but not overpowering brew with good body and just a hint of smokiness (whether it's supposed to be there or not). I really enjoy smoked teas, wish Teavana sold Lapsang Souchang, so this was very pleasant as part of my frequent rotation. Good for a second infusion, you can get a third if you add just a bit more new leaves.

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Full
                    • Tea Flavor:
                    • Malty, Rich

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                    4.0

                    Strong, Unique Flavor

                    By Julie

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Tea Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Energizing
                    • High Quality
                    • Unique Flavor Profile

                    Cons

                    • Too Strong

                    Best Uses

                    • After Meals
                    • Afternoon
                    • Dessert Tea
                    • Morning

                    I was a couple ounces of tea away from earning the 10% discount at my last visit, so I asked the salesperson to give me a few ounces of something they recommended. This is what they chose - and I really appreciate their recommendation!

                    It's a very strong black tea, with a unique flavor - "earthy" is the closest I can come, but it's definitely very good, unlike other black teas but not in a bad way. It's rich, mellow, and although it's a fine tea while hot, I definitely prefer this as an iced tea - it's very refreshing.

                    I would probably use a little less tea than recommended; I had to cut the tea with extra water after brewing. The sheer strength of the tea would probably be its main downside (of all the teas I've purchased from Teavana, this one's the most robust), but that's definitely surmountable.

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Full
                    • Tea Flavor:
                    • Earthy, Malty, Strong

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                    5.0

                    At last, I've found it

                    By Tea Rex

                    from Atlanta GA

                    About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Aromatic
                    • High Quality
                    • Smooth Body

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime

                      I'd like to tell you a story. My dad does not like Chinese food, so whenever he would travel for business, my mom and I would go out for Chinese. I immediately fell in love with special evenings with mom, Szechuan pork, and the tea they serve at the China Buffet near my house.

                      Anyway, this pu-erh tastes just like the Chinese restaurant tea I remember from my youth.

                      If you've never tried a pu-erh before, it's basically just like a black tea, but "more." More complex, more layers, more subtlety...

                      • Tea Body:
                      • Full
                      • Tea Flavor:
                      • Tea-like

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      love the tea, question the term "pureh"

                      By Tea is Me!

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me High-End Shopper

                      Pros

                      • Full body

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Morning

                        Though I love this tea, I have had true Pur-eh and I question whether or not this is a true Pur-eh tea! People often mix up the terms "fermented" and "oxidized". All black tea is oxidized but Pur-eh tea is the only truly "fermented" tea. This fermentation process gives the tea a deep, rich, very earthy taste and the smell is more like a good, loamy garden soil than the traditional black tea smell. true Pur-eh also tastes like it smells and is often an acquired taste. Teavana's pureh tea has neither that smell nor taste which causes me to question whether or not is a true "pur-eh". If it is, it is very, very, briefly fermented and the resulting health benefits from that fermentation would be negligible. Teavana, I would love to know the process that you have used to qualify this tea as "pur-eh". Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this tea. It is rich, full and delicious and one I drink regularly!

                        • Tea Body:
                        • Full

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