Yunnan Tea

There are 166 reviews available for this category, for 85 different varieties.

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ThepuriTea Red Dragon Pearl

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"It's full of natural sweetness and earthy tobacco notes pulse in the flavor profile. The tea has a distinct caramel tinge to it that is just delectable, along with a fine malty strength to it. "
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      10/10

Zen Tara Golden Yunnan Special

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The infusion echoed the leaves that spawned it to the palette."
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      10/10

The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants Golden Needles

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Yet another perfect Yunnan Gold."
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      10/10

California Tea House Yunnan Golden Buds

9.8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor was rich and complex, with notes of bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, malt, caramel, a surprising hint of smokiness, and a long wildflower honey and spring water finish, which lingered nicely in the mouth. "
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea is slightly sweet, slightly malty, slightly peppery, and entirely delicious. Quite simply, this is what black tea should be. "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Once again, Yunnan Gold is an extraordinary tea, and CTH's offering is on the top end of the scale, while somehow maintaining one of the lowest costs among competitors. An extraordinary value that'll make you forget about any other black tea. This is all you need."
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      10/10

Norbu Tea Ya Bao Camellia Varietal Wild White Tea (Spring 2010)

9.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's a well-balanced combination of spicy and sweet with an acidity that cuts through."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Some of the flavor characteristics also match those of white teas not produced in China. A spicy note in the finish was very similar to a Darjeeling white."
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      9.7/10

Art of Tea Classic Black

9.6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"I definitely would seek this tea out again for it's smooth, creamy body and it's rich and changing flavour profile. Highly recommended."
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The mouthpiece aroma was - accurately enough - classic black tea. I thought I detected a bit of the chocolaty aspect in the finish."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"This is the best black tea I have ever tasted, and I could happily drink this every morning!!"
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      10/10

Teavana Black Dragon Pearl

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"My favorite black tea blends are often those that are malty yet not super astringent, so that quality in this is scoring huge bonus points with me."
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      9.5/10

Life in Teacup Jing Mai Moonlight White Tea

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A heavier white tea that is loaded with character. Highly recommended!"
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      9.5/10

ThepuriTea Hong Jing Luo

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Sweet, heady, and complex. A perfect happy hour tea! "
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      9.5/10

Norbu Tea Ye Sheng Hong Cha - 2011 Spring Yunnan Wild Black Tea

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"it resembled black teas from the Caucasus region – Georgia, to be precise."
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      9.5/10

Sensational Tea Yunnan FOP (Dianhong)

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The cup is a deep coppery red and has a sweet fragrance like leather, tobacco, cedar, and pepper."
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      9.5/10

American Tea Room Organic Yunnan Golden Needles

9.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Imagine if someone took a Silver Needle white tea, dipped it in caramel and honey, then lathered it in fairy-blessed gold dust."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Golden Needle is supposed to be the Cadillac of Yunnans and I would say that this one is indicative of my expectations in that the ride is very smooth and mellow. "
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      9.25/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This tea has a great scent, perfect balance, good depth, a fine aftertaste, and no bitterness."
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Golden Needle Yunnan is a beautiful sight to see; a fluffy, downy, gently twisted mix of light and dark slender golden leaves. American Tea Room's Organic Yunnan Golden Needle is no exception."
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      9.5/10

Canton Tea Co. Imperial Golden Buds

9.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This tea is a real treat, with it's spectacularly sweet finish. It's definitely worth a splurge!"
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      9.3/10

KTeas Golden Monkey

9.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Richly sweet and with a wonderfully full flavor that is easy to savor to complete satisfaction, as you might a perfectly proportioned meal. There's a slightly dry aftertaste, a little bit of astringency hanging elegantly in balance leaving your mouth and tastes refreshed and unconfused, happily anticipating the next sip of tea. "
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea has a natural sweetness that, although subtle, hints at cocoa or caramel flavors that underlie the general and more prominent maltiness. If you like Golden Monkey tea and/or are looking for a robust black tea, this tea's for you."
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"K Teas Golden Monkey falls into the finer end of the Yunnan spectrum. Quality is evident upon first glance, and what it might lack in boldness, it makes up for in sophistication and elegance - pure, delicious simplicity."
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      8.8/10

Verdant Tea Yunnan White Jasmine

9.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea presents an absolutely perfect balance of delicate white flavor with luscious jasmine aroma. This is a white tea that I can see myself getting excited about. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
" Watermelon, cinnamon and subdued jasmine notes build to a delicious sweet, lingering finish. "
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      9.3/10

ITI Zhen Qu

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Amy Amy's review:
"A Yunnan with a slightly malty taste, but a nice surprising finish with honey and floral notes."
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      9/10

Norbu Tea 2005 Ye Sheng Wild Tea Log

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The wild, wacky bamboo shoot like leaves behold as much interest in the cup, with their pine tinged herbaceous warmth, as their appearance does. "
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      9/10

Teavana Black Dragon Pearl

9/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"The tea tastes golden, featuring a royal array of cedar in flame, freshly crafted twilight truffles, wind over wheat fields, and an aura of grandeur."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Rich and bold with pepper and chocolate flavours all encompassed in strong malty overtones."
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      8.0/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Malty, peppery, chocolaty, but not abusively so."
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      10/10

Teavivre Yunnan Dian Hong Black Tea

8.8/10  —  7 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Honey-flavoured base topped with notes of malt, roasted nuts, and berries."
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"High grade handmade Dian Hong tea from Yunnan province. Malty with apricot overtones. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Freshly aromatic, interwoven lavender florals flutter through from the bouquet onto the yummier caramel dipped comfort in the cup. "
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The overall profile of this tea is quite light and playful. While not the most intensely flavoured Dian Hong I've come across, I appreciated its creamy texture and fruity flavours. "
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      8.4/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"Each and every time, the liquor turned out exactly as I hoped - deep gold-to-amber, reeking of honeynut-chocolate."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"This tea tastes like a special occasion. It is elegant and flowery."
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      9.8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The brewed tea is a dark coppery color that is rich and very aromatic. The flavor is sweet and malty, with a bread or toast like quality that is accentuated by the mouthfeel of the tea. "
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      8/10

Tealicious Royal Yunnan

8.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea has a wonderful peppery spiciness, but it is also rich in malt and biscuit flavors, with a more subtly toasty flavor too."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The mingling of sweet caramel and burnt sugar smokiness is really superb. "
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      8.5/10

Norbu Tea Spring 2010 Xue Dian Mei Lan Yunnan Green Tea

8.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Deciding whether an oolong or a green, brewed high or low, the tea’s lusty scent and elaborate character offers as much interest as deciding how to brew it. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A wonderfully sweet and grainy flavor, with not even the slightest hint of vegetal astringency."
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      9.5/10

Canton Tea Company Black Pearls

8.7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A delicious black tea that is molded into a convenient form to carry or measure. Definitely worth the cost to pick some up for a treat."
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      9.2/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"These pearls are a pleasant way to enjoy a good quality Golden Yunnan, with lots of complexity and relief. They strike a nice balance between delicate honeyed notes and more robust wood and tobacco tones."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"There is a wonderful spiciness that can only come from a quality Yunnan. I also note a mild caramel-like sweetness, gentle fruit notes, and a subtle earthiness; these make for a well-rounded, smooth-sipping cup."
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      9/10

Norbu Tea 2007 White Bud Sheng Pu Erh

8.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This was a fun and different tea experience."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A wonderful, sweet Pu-Erh that is surely an ideal gateway into the fantastic world of Pu-Erh teas."
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      8.9/10

Tea at Sea Yunnan Organic Black Tea

8.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's more aromatic than it is flavourful, which makes it both unique and easy to drink."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is a truly excellent Yunnan black - creamy caramel and buttery bread notes round out more astringent tobacco and wood tones. It’s definitely worth a try, especially at this price point! "
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      9.4/10

Life in Teacup Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green

8.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Yummy Yunnan. Exactly what the name claims."
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      7.6/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The instant the water hit the leaves a rich, sweet, roasted vegetal aroma wafted up."
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Robust, balanced, and well-worth investigating to experience the "brothiest" end of tea's spectrum!"
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      8.5/10

Canton Tea Co. Vanilla Black

8.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is a vanilla blend for black tea lovers, as the leaves' contribution is of outstanding quality and can be clearly tasted. Delicious!"
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Samantha Samantha's review:
"This Vanilla Black combines organic Indian Vanilla with Yunnan Black and Bai Lin Gong Fu, a Fujian black. These teas combine wonderfully with vanilla. There is definitely a distinction between all three elements, nothing is muted, and no flavor is predominate. The vanilla blends together two delicate black teas and gives way to a sweet, caramel afternoon delight."
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The vanilla flavor is clearly detectable, but it is soft, almost subtle, such that you can enjoy the high-quality black tea base in addition to the vanilla yumminess."
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      8.5/10

Nature's Tea Leaf Autumn Harvest Cider

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea, fruits, and spices together do create a drink that actually resembles apple cider. "
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      8.5/10

Life in Teacup Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green Tea

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The vegetal flavor was present, but not too pungent. A sweeter roasted flavor was also there. The combined effect was a mild and mellow green tea that was very enjoyable. "
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      8.5/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Spring Jade Dragon -Yunnan Green Tea

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"sweet and nutty with vegetal and surprisingly tangy notes"
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      8.5/10

Adagio Tea Artisan Comfort Collection

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A great gift box for introducing friends to the finer world of loose leaf tea. It provides a nice variety across the tea spectrum, and no fancy infusers are required. From there, once they get hooked after 30+ cups of "real" tea, then they can delve into all the better loose leaf gadgetry and wide variety of teas the world over."
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      8.5/10

Teas Etc Golden Monkey

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"This tea is subtle, but earthy and brisk (Lipton, eat your heart out)..."
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      8.5/10

Murchie's Tea and Coffee Diamond Jubilee

8.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Christopher Christopher's review:
"This speciality blend was made in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Anniversary to the throne. A tantalizing blend of ceylon, darjeeling, assam, and yunnan black teas make up this incredible brew."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"There are layers of flavor to the tea touching on the various black teas included and adding greatness to each sip. I taste malt, burnt sugar, light dry sweetness and a close that tingles with a gentle astringency. "
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Bright and sparkling, yet down to earth. Fun and delicious!"
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A well-done blend that brings the versatile flavors of many black teas into one robust and refreshing cup."
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      8.2/10

Canton Tea Company Yunnan Rose

8.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The roses impart a delicate floral dimension to the flavour profile, which manages to be neither cloying or soapy-tasting. Nice! "
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      8.4/10

Norbu Tea 2008 Yi Wu Mountain Bamboo Roasted Pu-Erh Tea

8.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"The differences between the early steepings and the final cup are rewarding and well worth exploring here. This makes a great tea to explore for a few hours, although for a seasoned Pu-Erh expert, it may be a bit tame."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A very approachable puerh for Oolong fans, puerh virgins, and tea newbies, but appreciable by pretty much anyone."
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      9/10

Jing Tea Yunnan Gold

8.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor of this tea, although weak, was peppery, spicy, malty, and sharp with a somewhat sour aftertaste. While not an outright bad tea, it was not as robust and hearty as I hoped for it to be."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"This is yet another incredible offering of a phenomenal Dian Hong. I must vow to drink more Yunnan tea than ever before -- but if I did, would it be as special and delicious if it were an everyday treat?"
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor is layered and complex: bright, smooth, malty, spicy, and clean. It has some pull, too, which lends texture to the sipping experience, making itself known on the tongue"
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      8.5/10

Narien Teas Yunnan Golden Tips

8.3/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"This is a delicious cup that is just different enough from similar brands that I would certainly recommend it. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"This is a big tea, with deep, broad, complex layers of flavor."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Lovely color, taste and fragrance make this a cup well worth savoring at any hour, alone or in good company."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea has a smooth flavor with a nice finish, which I would describe as slightly spicy and peppery. I found this to be a superb example of a Yunnan tea, easily ranking among the top 2 or 3 Yunnan varieties I have tasted. "
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      8.5/10

Norbu Tea 2009 Norbu Lao Cha Tou Shu Pu-Erh Tea

8.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"It's an incredibly approachable Shu, as the engaging feel, as soft as worn in cotton, pulls one in to the enduring pastry lined character."
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      8.3/10

Rishi Tea Organic Ancient Pu-Erh Ginger

8.1/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It is an interesting and exciting tea with a very reasonable price tag."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Overall, this is a pu-erh that retains that special flavor while adding a bit of zest (orange peel and ginger), and would be a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of pu-erh teas."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"And the tea has a velvety, creamy richness unlike any other tea I've ever tasted. There's a meal like quality to this tea. "
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      9/10

Zhi Tea Royal Gold

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Steven Steven's review:
"There's a sharp spiciness that is quite elusive, which I've come to think of as that Yunnan taste. It's highly unusual and distinctive. In a way, it reminds me of the aroma of a beehive: pollen-sweet, but with a sharp buzz."
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      8/10

Drink the Leaf Golden Pu-erh

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Once getting beyond the funky earthiness of this tea, it's quite rewarding. This is real-deal pu-erh, and I feel that it benefits from its longer steep times as opposed to the gong-fu approach. It really throws itself out there and isn't ashamed to be itself. It's definitely not a tea for everyone (as with most pu-erh teas) and either you love it or you hate it. "
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      8.0/10

You, Me & Tea Organic Golden Monkey

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Steven Steven's review:
"The flavor is like hot metal and dark chocolate, though light and not heavy."
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      8/10

Dao Tea Aini Ancient Tree

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It glides over the tongue with a delicate velvety feeling that is exceptionally hard to find in a young green pu-erh."
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      8.0/10

My Urban Tea Yunnan Black

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" I had expected an amber infusion, but got something more in line with a light, woodsy brown. The aroma had malty notes to it to go along with the typical black tea scent. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"As the tea cools just slightly, the body alters quite a bit. The tea becomes more viscous with wonderful caramel notes of sweetness and a heavier, tobacco-esque aroma permeating with notes of blackberry peeking in at the finish."
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      8/10

Adagio Yunnan Jig

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A middle-of-the-road Yunnan tea - which is to say it's vastly superior to most teas out there. Fitting for that "Everyday Yunnan" spot in your cupboard."
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      8.0/10

Canton Tea Co. Yunnan Rose

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Samantha Samantha's review:
"What I love so much about this tea is that the rose flavor is fresh and there are no additional flavorings with this tea, just simply rose and black tea. Grab a taste of online at Canton's website and relax into a cup that will have you. "
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Christopher Christopher's review:
"Extremely soothing and relaxing. The smell of the rose invokes calm and the taste of the tea relaxes the muscles. Its quite a sensation."
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      7.5/10

Adagio Black Dragon Pearls

8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Are these good? Yes. Are these reasonably priced? Absolutely. Would I drink another cup of these if you offered me one? Sure I would. I do love a good Yunnan and this one is a nice malty, zippy Yunnan with some tasty cocoa notes."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The primary flavor is a potent maltiness that demands your attention, but peppery, smoky, and sweet flavors also managed to work their way into the mix. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"I love the look of them, and the concept. For tea snobs like me, it's hard to get a good cup of tea in a restaurant; I've been carrying little baggies of Jasmine Pearls for ages. Now perhaps I can carry my beloved Yunnan just as easily!"
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      8/10

Tea Palace Yunnan Imperial

8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"A little bit of sweetener combined with the magic of the second infusion seem to have conspired together to produce a magical flavor that pops and coalesces into a creamy sweet dark caramel smokiness that is absolutely delicious."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Part of the Dian Hong tea family, this is a mid-grade quality Yunnan Gold. It has the properties of a robust black tea, but with the added bonus of that exquisite Yunnan golden tips flavor in the backseat."
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      8.0/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A nice hearty brew that was definitely up to the somewhat challenging task of waking me up on an early morning. "
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      8.0/10

Samovar Vanilla Dian Hong

8/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"What was very surprising was how neither the vanilla nor the natural malt-smoke smell of the "red" tea didn't dominate. Both projected a balanced aroma. Not the titular tiramisu, but something akin to a burnt brownie with vanilla ice cream melting atop it."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"I tried a second, five minute infusion. The copper color was a little lighter. The vanilla scent was more subtle but still dominated the tea. The flavor was very smooth, milder, but even sweeter than the first cup, almost sugary, as if someone had added a little bit of marshmallow. The tea was a warm underpinning presence. If I'd been served these two cups without knowing they were from the same pot, I could have believed they were the first infusions of two different teas. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The malty and cocoa notes of the tea base come through as the foremost flavors in the blend. The vanilla is quite mild and at times elusive."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Vanilla and Dian Hong are a nice match, like watching two of your best friends fall for one another, holding hands in the park and smiling coyly at each other."
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      7.8/10

Norbu Tea Imperial Dian Hong

7.9/10  —  5 reviews
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"It had a thick and creamy mouth feeling but went down smoothly. The taste was pleasantly rich and complex."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It is a relaxing snap back to becoming what resembles a functioning human being."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor was mildly bitter, definitely astringent, with only a hint of the malty sweetness I expect from a Yunnan. "
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      4.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A rich action packed black tea of yore."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea features the characteristics I have come to expect from a good Yunnan: a nice peppery-like spiciness (although not too strong), a sweet maltiness, and perhaps just a hint of smokiness. "
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      8.0/10

Canton Tea Co. Beeng Cha

7.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"So smooth and mellow for a young pu-erh, its hay tinged ease is incredibly approachable."
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      7.9/10

Life In Teacup Yunnan Golden Bud

7.8/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea did deliver the flavors I seek out in a good Yunnan- caramel sweetness and maltiness. However, the lighter body was not that appealing to me. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor magically infused to the color of its leafy namesake - a vibrant, fertile gold."
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      9.8/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Although the leaves do sometimes produce a good brew, chock-full of chocolate and clove notes, this tea is on the finicky side."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A really good example of a Yunnan. Highly recommended for Yunnan lovers."
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      8/10

Chah Yunnan Golden Tips

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"When I was first introduced to the wonderful world of Yunnan teas, I fell in love with the peppery aftertaste, and this tea delivers that spicy kick where other Yunnans have failed."
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      7.8/10

Chan Teas Hunan Hong Cha

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This makes for a good all purpose, reliable black tea. Its finish is particularly impressive, sometimes channelling peach, brown sugar or raisin notes. "
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      7.8/10

JING Tea Yunnan Gold

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The thing that makes this cup a little different is that it is spicier than many other offerings. It was actually the first thing that I noticed about the cup when I took a drink."
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      7.75/10

Culinary Teas Yorkshire Harrogate Tea

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A full-flavor tea that is sturdy yet brisk..."
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      6.7/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"This blend is dark and hearty. It's what black tea is supposed to be!"
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      8.8/10

BourgeaTEA Detox

7.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This is a friendly Pu-erh for those of us that are not really lovers of the stuff. The other ingredients are known to be detoxifying and seem to marry together in a rather interesting way."
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      7.7/10

Norbu Tea Black Gold Spring Harvest 09

7.6/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"It was mild and sweet with a hint of spiciness, a straight forward black tea. Nothing fancy or extraordinary but sometimes that is a good thing."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Really good, not great."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"An outrageously-good Dian Hong with a surprisingly funky element to it."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor, however, made up for the lack. It was malty, a touch spicy, astringent, with a touch of sweetness in the finish. A splash of half and half brought out the flavors and mellowed them together. "
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      6.5/10

Zhi Zheng Tea Song, Bulang Zhi Dian 2008 Spring Tea

7.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The interesting spectrum of earthy, plum and honeyed floral flavours of Zhi Zheng's Bulang Zhi Dian Raw Pu'er seems to sing the spirit of the peaks of Bulang and could surely be a delicate cup to ground one's focus."
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      7.6/10

Mark T. Wendell China Yunnan

7.6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Earthy and robust, rich and smoky with some underlying fruitiness."
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      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"My sample which I have been enjoying over the past week or so is delicious both hot and iced."
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      7.6/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"With its smooth and satisfying combination of plum, malt and dark cocoa, this offering is a good place to start for those looking to explore the world of Chinese black teas. "
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      8.1/10

Murchie’s Tea and Coffee Diamond Jubilee

7.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"A bold, full-bodied blend with malt on the forefront and wine in the aftertaste."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Kyle Kyle's review:
"A tea to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee that epitomizes the British love of tea"
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      6.9/10

SpecialTeas Mount Everest Breakfast Blend

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"Breakfast blend of Yunnan and Assam, suitable preparation for a strenuous day of mountain climbing."
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      7.5/10

Numi Mint Puerh

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The mint is strong enough, and the puerh taste and aroma mild enough, that I think I would actually drink this without trying to cover it with another mint blend. "
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      7.5/10

The Teacup Snow Leopard

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"While I know there are probably many out there that would consider this to be a mild blend, this is a nice strong tea for wimps like me. It packs plenty of flavor and offers a bit of astringency without crossing the line into an area that I consider to be a bit aggressive."
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      7.5/10

California Tea House Daughter Ring

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Having the vegetal properties of a green tea and the muted nuttiness of a white tea, Daughter Ring straddles the fine line between green and white teas."
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      7.5/10

thepuriTea Jasmine Golden Yunnan

7.5/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The rich honey and tobacco notes make an odd base for the floral component, but they don't fight each other."
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      7.2/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A delightful tea with strong cocoa flavors and a lingering jasmine aftertaste. Well worth picking up."
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      8.2/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The combination of yunnan and jasmine is a happy one. The sultry quality of jasmine comes out in the steeping and pairs well with the richer, thicker qualities in a Yunnan."
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      7/10

Peony Tea S Yunnan Black

7.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Good but not great, the flavour profile lacks depth and complexity. I would recommend this tea to those who like bitter cocoa, tobacco and wood notes. "
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"A gold standard for black tea. Easily the best I've ever tasted."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Truthfully, I find it to be rather "blah"."
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      5.5/10

Teasenz Yunnan Gold

7.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is a solid offering, featuring lots of malt, roasted squash and honey tones. Its light feel and narrow range of flavours make it a good candidate for those looking for a mild, naturally sweet black tea."
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      7.3/10

Culinary Teas Ying Ming Yunnan Tea

7.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Mildly and naturally sweet with a malty kick and resounding dryness. This tea is not super smooth but is sturdy with lots of body and a light spiciness and a light tobacco taste (more sweet than smoky). "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Certainly a full-bodied and strong brew; a solid black tea, and one that would appeal to coffee drinkers and to those that like sturdy black teas."
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      7.6/10

Terrace Bloom Teas Yunnan Gold Black

7.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Smoky and mild with a subtle chocolate undertone and a a peppery finish."
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      7.3/10

Samovar Lemon Yunnan Black

7.3/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The cup goes down with the lemongrass dominating, but offers a mild, peppery finish that combines in a way that reminds me a bit of the the marinade on lemon pepper dishes."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Lemongrass lovers would do well to check out this tea, especially if you want a caffeine pick-me-up; Yunnan lovers? Not so much. "
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"As a stand-alone tea, regardless of the holiness of its ingredients, I concur that this is a tasty, refreshing cup."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The crisp and refreshing quality of the lemongrass starts the sip, but the Yunnan base, with its thick and heavy mouthfeel finishes it off"
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      7.5/10

Teas Etc. Golden Pearls

7.1/10  —  6 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor was sweet, smooth, full-bodied, with notes of leather, wood, raisin, and Granny Smith apple, especially in the slightly astringent finish. It doesn't claim to be a Golden Monkey, but it certainly leans in that direction, though it's bolder. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"This tea is perfect for just sitting back and thinking about the day."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"I would recommend this for anyone who likes a hearty black tea with something a little different. "
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"While the tea is fairly smooth, rich and a bit zippy, this one just doesn't do it for me like my other black pearl option does."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This feels too far into the green tea spectrum. It isn't bad, but the sum product doesn't stand up to some similar options out there."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"This isn't a slap your face strong tea. It's delicate, without being the least bit wimpy...an aikido tea...before you know it, you're on the mat."
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      7.8/10

Canton Tea Co. Canton Chai

7.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This is certainly a subtle approach to a spiced tea. Even the black tea base itself is surprisingly gentle on the taste buds."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"The blend includes Yunnan and Bai Lin Gong Fu with green cardamon, cassia bark, ginger, orange peel, cloves, and green pepper corns, a perfect balance of spiced tea."
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      8.2/10

Review: Canton Tea Co. Wild Mountain Black

Posted by Sophie
This tea manages to be both light-bodied and sprightly but decadently flavourful at the same time. It's definitely worth a splurge!
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Rishi Tea Earl Grey

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"My mom spoke up and said, "Now that's how I like my tea, good and strong. I like this one!"
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      7.0/10

American Tea Room Grand Yunnan Imperial

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"While this Grand Yunnan Imperial is a bit unusual and not unpleasant—in fact, not bad—I just didn't find this to be quite what I want from a Yunnan."
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      7/10

Merkaba Black Merlot

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"It is very smooth and not very tart considering that it has the hibiscus and only a nominal amount of sugar. The berry flavor does taste mostly like blackberries as promised and is nicely done. "
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      7/10

Craft of Tea Bright World

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"The liquor is a gorgeous golden hue, the flavor is round and smooth, slightly nutty with the characteristic tang of black tea"
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      7/10

Red Leaf Tea Golden Star

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This is a mild and unassuming green tea with a unique presentation. The grain-like component that came through in the aroma was also present, and most prominent, in the flavor as well. "
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      7/10

ThepuriTea Golden Yunnan

7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Not much can be said about thepuriTea’s Golden Yunnan offering that hasn’t been said before, but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. In fact, it’s one of the finer Dian Hongs to cross my lips in quite some time."
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      8.8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A beautiful tea with a heavenly aroma when dry however I found the lack of complexity lacking."
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      5.1/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"I enjoy the sweet, mild, light but lingering flavor of the tea. There's a gentle astringency closing out the medium body, and this astringency leaves a pleasant, clean taste in the mouth. "
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      7/10

Teavivre Mengku Palace Ripened Golden Buds Loose Pu-erh 2007

6.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"While it does display some interesting earthy fennel and date notes, this tea feels a bit thin and lacking in substance. Those looking for well developed fermented notes will be disappointed by the leaves' gentle and restrained profile. "
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      6.8/10

Nature's Tea Leaf Golden Monkey Paw

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Had this tea offered something amazing, perhaps I would have been less put off by its finicky nature, and would't have minded that I had to play around with leaf-to-water ratios."
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      6/10

Tea District Emerald Lily

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"True to its name, Emerald Lily appears a green tea in the shape of a white from its its sweet, fuzzy elegance, rice laced structure and endurance. "
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      6.9/10
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"So subtle that the flavor is bland and almost non-existent. "
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      5/10

Canton Tea Co. 1999 Vietnamese Cooked Loose Puerh

5.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"One of the more unique pu-erhs that's crossed my lips."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor had far too strong of a wood flavor. I couldn't finish it."
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      2.9/10

Mighty Leaf Yunnan

5.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I expected so much more from Mighty Leaf."
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      5.1/10

Adagio Yunnan Gold

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A smoky, earthy blend that seems to have quite a following... and once again, when it comes to most of Adagio's highest rated teas, I just don't get it."
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      5/10

Adagio Teas Mambo

4.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"This pairing of Yunnan and Wuyi, calling it Mambo was a fantastically clever idea... Rather interesting, descent tasting but not especially appealing. "
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      4.8/10

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