Yunnan Golden Needle

5 star average rating
3 Reviews Write a Review
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This medium-bodied selection boasts elegantly long, thin leaves that yield a dark copper liquor with a toasty aroma hinting of chocolate. A creamy smooth mouth feel sets the stage for rich notes of dark cocoa and honey. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

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Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3-5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)

Ingredients

Yunnan Golden Needle Reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 3 reviews)

  • Wow! Beautiful and surprisingly delicious. A treat.
  • 5 star rating
  • Alice – CA – February 23, 2021
  • These leaves are shockingly long! With beautiful striations. They smell like dried blueberries and chocolate, maybe a hint of fresh hay. The tea has a prominent delicate chocolate flavor without being cloying. Delightful to get this flavor in an elegant afternoon tea without the intensity of a rich Assam (which I also love!).
  • Very worthy of trying and evaluating for yourself
  • 5 star rating
  • Steve – NM – July 21, 2018
  • Mellow, rich, full-bodied and complex, with none of its flavors predominating over the others, and none of the hint of Lapsang-Souchong-like smokiness present in some other Yunnans but which some people including myself don’t prefer. My favorite so far of the 7 or 8 Yunnan teas I’ve tried from Upton Tea.
  • Wow! This is impressive
  • 5 star rating
  • Martin – CO – January 05, 2018
  • This produces a dark, rich, full bodied cup of tea. It is amazingly toasty and very sweet, needing much less sugar than you’d expect from a tea this big and rich. The Upton review got my hopes up and they were fulfilled!
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