Elevate The Senses Tea - From the cloud-veiled mountains of Yunnan, the birthplace of tea, this rare, high-grown, golden tippy Yunnan is one of the most prized China black teas in the world. Exquisitely smooth and malty with pleasing floral overtones and a tinge of citrus, enjoy this brew with a touch of sugar and a splash of milk. Delicious hot or over ice.
Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
GTFOP Yunnan black tea leaves
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What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
One of My Two Favorites
August 14, 2014
This Golden Yunnan variety is one of my favorites from ROT. It is a great tasting tea that suits me early in the morning and it really can brighten my mood.....try it, and see if you agree.
February 13, 2014
New Braunfels, TX
Fabulous find. Rich, perky, unbitter, forgiving, malty, mysterious, dark, warming, beckoning. This was an accidental find for me and I'm so glad. This now is the number 1 tea in my stash - the one I will not run out of. I drink others, but only so I'll have contrast when I return to this friend. Fabulous, but I recommend 200 degree water - not boily. 1min 45sec. 2nd steep is almost as good as first if kept short
An Amazing Experience
December 26, 2013
Golden Yunnan is by far my most favorite tea in the world. It's flavor is deep and smooth. I alternate between tea and coffee, and Golden Yunnan is at once a calming and invigorating experience.
This has become our standard for excellence
November 29, 2012
I bought the small tasting tin for this one--given the price, I didn't want to take a risk of not liking it--at the same time as 3 other teas. Without my having said anything about it, my husband and son commented on how much they liked the Golden Yunnan. It's a great tea, with a deep, smooth, rounded flavor; truly worth brewing in whole leaf and savoring.
October 02, 2012
A smooth taste without an overwhelming astringency. Subtle notes of earth and wind in this tea bring one to a level of relaxation that is much in demand at the end of a long day. The full leaf allows for a mellow piquancy that has no equivalent. I will continue to acquire this purity on a perpetual basis.
my feel good tea
April 14, 2012
Pleasurably earthy with sweet undertones. When i feel drained this tea brings warmth and healing. I keep coming back the golden yunnan my brother and I drink almost half a pound of this tea a month.
March 24, 2012
Golden Yunnan is my favorite tea! I haven't met too many teas that I don't like, but this is my all around, "go to" tea when I really want a great tasting tea. I highly recommend Golden Yunnan; it has a smooth, golden flavor and it tastes great by itself or with food and pastries.
aanother new favorite
February 16, 2012
Now I have another favorite. I am a dedicated Oolong tea drinker, but I tried Golden Yunnan for the 1st time, intrigued by the description of "Elevate the Senses", from the cloud-veiled mountains of China. It is everything it is reputed to be. From the 1st sip to the end of the cup and a 2nd infusion, I just love it. I had to write this commentary, so more citizens are inspired to try it ASAP.
February 13, 2012
Jo Anne Evans
Overall the tea is lovely. Wish it were a little bolder.
November 13, 2011
This was a reorder. Brews up smooth, flavorful without bitterness even when made stronger. A favorite of guests
November 07, 2011
A nice mid morning or brunch tea Smooth and mellow yet and rich
Lovely cup of tea
October 17, 2011
This is a very nice tea. It is worth the extra money. The taste is relaxing and smooth. I usually buy this and the earl greyer and that gives me a nice choice.
Probably the best Black Tea I've found
August 26, 2011
I can't think of a better black tea. This is the one I pull out when I have company, or want something special. It has a lovely black tea flavor, but it's delicate, not overpowering, and not inclined to bitterness. Just delightful. We turned around an avowed black tea hater with this one.
My daily brew
July 27, 2011
This is a wonderful tea. My first taste a few years ago was a WOW experience. I've tried a few others since then, but nothing compares to this tea.
I drink a small pot (or two) each day. I make it very strong and make it at night so it steeps until morning. Add a good amount of milk, and a 1/2 tsp of brown sugar. Heaven in a cup.