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Yunnan Golden Pu-erh Tea

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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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4.4

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Aromatic (9)
  • Smooth body (9)
  • High quality (6)
  • Unique flavor profile (6)
  • Boosts enegery (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (8)
    • Morning (6)
    • Afternoon (4)
    • After meals (3)
      • Tea Body:
      • Full (9), Medium (6)
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Earthy (9), Malty (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (11), High-end shopper (6), Health conscious (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great black tea

    This is a really good black tea. Pu-erh is a really nice quality tea with a rich, earthy flavor. I wanted to get a black tea to use as an afternoon tea, as...Read complete review

    This is a really good black tea. Pu-erh is a really nice quality tea with a rich, earthy flavor. I wanted to get a black tea to use as an afternoon tea, as the only other black teas I have are Earl Grey and English Breakfast, which I use for mornings. This one is perfect. It tastes similar to English Breakfast, only smoother and not as bitter. Some of Teavana's other teas are weak, and I was delighted to know that was not the case with this tea. Very full and rich flavor. Definitely the kind of tea you want with lunch or to mellow out and definitely will remain part of my collection.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pleasant, but lacks true pu-erh body

    As this is a Yunnan unfermented black and pu-erh blend, I find that while it is an enjoyable cup of tea, the pu-erh does not come through as much as I would like....Read complete review

    As this is a Yunnan unfermented black and pu-erh blend, I find that while it is an enjoyable cup of tea, the pu-erh does not come through as much as I would like. First steep yields a dark reddish copper liquor, almost opaque. Relatively low astringency, smooth maltiness at the back of the tongue and a subtle earthy, mushroom-like flavor at the soft palate described more aptly as smelled than tasted. Clean finish. Takes well to a second steeping - a little lighter and sweeter the second time around. Nice if you like slight astringency, but as I prefer a smooth-as-butter pu-erh, perhaps next time I will brew for a minute shorter and with an extra teaspoon (I did 1 tsp/8oz and 3 min steep.) Overall a very "soft" cup of tea with a nice round mouthfeel, but I prefer my pu-erh to taste much bolder and richer, like I've licked a forest floor.

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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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          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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                  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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                    5.0

                    Favorite Black Tea

                    By Jasmine

                    from Maryland

                    Pros

                    • Aromatic
                    • Fresh
                    • Unique Flavor Profile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime

                      This tea is very strong, which is something I like. It has an earthy flavor without being bitter. Tastes great hot or iced with the german rock sugar. It is my new favorite black tea and the whole family loves it.

                      • Tea Body:
                      • Full
                      • Tea Flavor:
                      • Earthy

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                      4.0

                      Epic Tea

                      By Tea Lover

                      from Drayton Valley AB

                      About Me High-End Shopper

                      Pros

                      • Fresh
                      • Smooth Taste

                      Cons

                      • Bitter
                      • Strange After Taste

                      Best Uses

                      • With Any Black Tea

                      i like this alot but found it bitter.. even with sugar it was bitter... but none the less... awesome tea

                      • Tea Body:
                      • Medium

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