Yunnan Gold is a black tea easily identified by its abundance of soft golden leaves. This artisan tea is also known as Dian Hong hailing from the Yunnan province of China. Our fine Yunnan Gold black tea is creamy and sweet, with pleasant peppery notes. The flavour becomes earthier and more layered as it cools. Soft, rounded cup, silky and perfect. Allowed to take only one tea to a desert island, this Golden Yunnan would be our clear choice.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 100°C for 3-5 minutes.
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
golden spring, keemun rhapsody, pu-erh poe, yunnan gold,
premium teas of China
4 x 23g samples
fresh from origin
Yunnan is the name of the Southern Chinese province bordering Vietnam. It's believed to be the birthplace of tea, and home of the oldest wild growing tea tree (never pruned to be bush height). This tree is estimated to be 1,700 years old! Yunnan's most senior cultivated tree, by contrast, is a relative youngster - a mere 800 years old. These are the large leafed tea varieties - Camellia sinensis assamica - which are also found in India. Yunnan also has the distinction of producing more black tea than any other part of China, although it's a relative newcomer to this variety. Black tea was first produced here in 1939, and is distinguished by its unique peppery, earthy and sometimes cocoa-like flavour.