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Yunnan Golden Pu-erh Tea

item no:31085
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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3.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth body (15)
  • Aromatic (13)
  • High quality (8)
  • Unique flavor profile (8)
  • Boosts enegery (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (11)
    • Morning (10)
    • Afternoon (8)
    • After meals (6)
      • Tea Body:
      • Full (16), Medium (8)
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Earthy (14), Malty (13), Smokey (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (17), High-end shopper (8), Health conscious (5)

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    1.0

    Must an Acquired Taste

    By Eric

    from Hughesville, Pennsylvania

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          We have been purchasing tea from Teavana for about three years. Some of the teas we like better than others but we have tried between 20 - 30 different kinds. When I brewed this for the first time I though it smelled like fish oil and amazingly enough it tasted like it as well. I drank maybe 25% of the cup and poured it out. I thought two cups of the Spiced Apple Cider tea would kill the fishy taste, but two hours later I can still taste it.

          This one is not for me.

          • Tea Body:
          • Full

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Alright, but lackluster as a pu-erh

          By Brian L

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Aromatic
          • Pleasant Aftertaste
          • Smooth Body

          Cons

          • Flat
          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • After Meals
          • Afternoon
          • Morning

          First off, this tea is mostly black tea--less than half is pu-er. Thus, it's flavor is primarily that of a Chinese black tea, slightly mellowed by the pu-er. It's less astringent and a little more bodied than an everyday black tea, but it's flavor is seriously lacking compared to any pu-er. It holds up for several infusions, but no other flavors develop, and after only four to six infusions it becomes very bland, losing it's slightly smokey aftertaste that I would peg as it's main appeal.

          Overall, for the price it's a decent alternative to some plain black teas, but I couldn't recommend it as a pu-er.

          • Tea Body:
          • Medium
          • Tea Flavor:
          • Earthy, Lightly smokey, Malty

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          5.0

          I feel like I'm camping...in a good way

          By VetGirl

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Smooth Body
          • Unique Flavor Profile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Afternoon
            • Anytime
            • Morning

            This tea is one of the best black teas I have ever tried. Is it my favorite? Maybe...but it is definitely unique enough to keep buying. I love full-bodied, flavorful, strong black teas...and this one fits the bill without the gross aftertaste. Its not a pu-erh, but the earthy and smokey notes come through with this tea. The sweet notes at the end make it perfect for anytime!

            • Tea Body:
            • Full
            • Tea Flavor:
            • Earthy, Smokey, Vegetal

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            4.0

            Not bad

            By Bao Nguyen

            from Hamilton, ON

            About Me Tea Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Aromatic
            • Convenient
            • Smooth Body

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Meals
              • Anytime

              I quite enjoyed this blend. bought it to get a feel of what pu erh is like and I think I've got an idea of its grassy, earthy flavour. It is heavily blended with black tea and honestly I feel the black is a bit overpowering. Much of what I tasted and felt was from the black tea, however there is still a bit of (I think) pu erh flavour that sticks out and adds on a nice touch to the overall taste & smell. Buying a full pu erh cake can also be quite a risk if you end up not liking it. However, I'm now motivated to actually buy some real pu erh and try them.

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

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              1.0

              Unique

              By Aves

              from Fort Worth, Texas

              About Me Occasional Tea Drinker

              Pros

                Cons

                • Smells Like Fish

                Best Uses

                  Buy a drink to try this before buying, it has a strong scent and is not easily overcome. It smells too much like fish to me for it to be appetizing.

                  • Tea Body:
                  • Full
                  • Tea Flavor:
                  • Fermented

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                  4.0

                  Yunnan Golden Pu-erh - very good quality

                  By Eclectic Gal

                  from Palm Desert

                  About Me Own Several Puerh Batches, Tea Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Smooth Body
                  • Unique Flavor Profile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime

                    Have read all reviews. This is good puerh! Have tasted all kinds of puerh teas. I always make it the same way, in a small clay pot, and this puerh tastes just like other puerh. Am happy to find a store 2 miles from me, instead of having to drive 2 hours. Puerh (like wine) comes in many grades and qualities. Excellent for digestion, internal organs and triglycerides.

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Medium
                    • Tea Flavor:
                    • Earthy

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                    1.0

                    Doesn't really taste like pu-erh

                    By Tea drinker

                    from CA

                    About Me Tea Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Flavorful
                    • Inexpensive

                    Cons

                    • Bland
                    • Single-note

                    Best Uses

                    • With meals

                    This wouldn't be too expensive for a real pu-erh, but it's not- it's pretty heavily blended with black tea. It's not terrible, but it's not pu-erh, either. Just tastes like black tea with a subtle hint of malty fermentation.

                    • Tea Body:
                    • Full
                    • Tea Flavor:
                    • Malty

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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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