Yunnan Gold Tip

Lush flavors of spice, cocoa and baked apple.

It was during the Ming Dynasty that the cultivation of tea took on much of the framework (farming, production, grading) that remains in use today in China. It was during this period that various methods of oxidization were also explored and developed. One outcome of these explorations is Dian Hung - Yunnan Gold - a black tea made to a style now well-known for creating lush and highly flavored teas.

Lot Notes
The factory producing this tea is focused only to select black and Pu-erh teas.  The factory draws its leaves from the mountainous region west of Kunming and generally produces all of these offerings to organic standards. The leaves are stunning in their rich golden appearance, size and aroma. Steeped the leaves yield a creamy and malty, sweet liquor unlike any other black from Yunnan.  

Tea Facts 
This tea is made from a variety of large, thick leaf tea bushes and trees found only in Yunnan Province.  Known as Dayeh, it is a sub-varietal of Camellia sinensis - called assamica. This tea is considered to be one of the highest grades of black tea produced in China.  The russet-gold color of the leaves is the result of the oxidization process.  Our lot was produced in 2020.

Tasting Notes
Thick golden leaves brew to distinctive, reddish-gold liquor that is spicy and creamy offering up hints of cocoa and sweet, baked apples.  Note there is a "thirst-quenching" characteristic in this tea varietal.  We recommend a short steep time of 1.5 - 2 minutes in the first steep.  It is noted that this tea can take milk and sugar.

Brewing Suggestions
Use water right at boiling as the leaves are thick and this will draw plenty of flavor.  Three grams per 8-12 ounces of water should be adequate.  Steep for 2-3 minutes and taste.  As it is sweet tasting with almost no bite, a longer steep time can be used.  Steep multiple times.  Lot # KN.

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Yúnnán jīn jiān 云南金尖
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  • 5

    Posted by Kara Walsh on 22nd Mar 2020

    If I could only have three teas for the rest of my life, this would be one of them. Lots of depth; full bodied, hints of caramel and molasses, never disappoints. A gift to your taste buds.

  • 3
    yunnan gold

    Posted by Jay Levine-Goldberg on 18th Mar 2020

    I have to say I was somewhat disappointed. I found the bouquet rather bland and the flavor somewhat thin. This was my first try with Silk Roads Tea Yunnan Gold. I had had Yunnan Gold from Ku Cha House of Tea in Boulder Colorado. That was amazing (and just as pricey).

  • 5
    The best

    Posted by angelina rennell on 25th Jun 2015

    It's my new favorite. So much good flavor. I love it!31

  • 5
    Yunnan Gold Bud is the gold standard

    Posted by Pat Lerman on 24th Feb 2015

    Yunnan Gold Bud (Dian Jin) Organic is the gold standard for my taste in black teas. I start each day with a rich cup with milk and agave. The taste is round and full and satisfying.