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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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4.2

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94%

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Pros

  • Smooth body (12)
  • Aromatic (11)
  • High quality (8)
  • Unique flavor profile (7)
  • Boosts enegery (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (9)
    • Morning (8)
    • Afternoon (6)
    • After meals (4)
      • Tea Body:
      • Full (12), Medium (7)
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Earthy (11), Malty (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tea enthusiast (14), High-end shopper (7), Health conscious (4)

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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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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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