Ancient Golden Yunnan Organic Black Tea

$2.00–$49.00
makes 30 cups
Free domestic shipping on orders over $49

Description

Our finest grade of Dian Hong black tea, harvested from Mengku heirloom varietal tea trees in China's southwestern Yunnan Province, the birthplace of tea. Masterfully oxidized into an auburn color flecked with golden buds, this black tea has an impressive strength, density and refined finish. Golden Yunnan has a richly textured infusion that offers hints of peppery spice, notes of chocolate and sweet lychee with a deep malty finish. This top-shelf black tea is delightful when served straight, and divine with milk and sugar.


Tasting Notes

Malty and rich with a mellow, jammy sweetness and subtle accents of plum and raisin

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
200°F
Steep Time
4 minutes

Traditional Brewing

Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes (1st infusion), 5 minutes (2nd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

Ingredients

Organic black tea.

Origin

Yunnan

Reviews

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Golden Yunan Organic
Sep 7, 2017
This has been a household favorite for years. The flavor and quality is always top rate.
Sharon
North Richland Hills , TX
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disappointed lately
Aug 2, 2017
We've always loved the full rich flowery flavor of the Organic Ancient Golden Yunnan, so we drink it every morning. But the... read more
Owner Response: Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry that your tasting experience hasn't been as rich as usual. We haven't changed anything with this tea. Same cultivar and same quality. We recommend trying the Yunnan Xiang Gui. We'll reach out to you directly with details.
Scott Engler
Petaluma, CA
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Favorite Rishi Black Tea
Jul 4, 2017
Cannot say enough how much I enjoy the flavor of the Ancient Golden Yunnan. Not only does it make great tea; it also makes... read more
Matt
Centerville, OH
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Love my Golden Yunnan
Jun 4, 2017
I love my ancient Golden Yunnan. The tin I purchased keeps air & moisture out, but flavor in. I will definitely be a repeat...
W Bowers
Floyds Knobs, IN
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Perfect morning tea
Jan 29, 2017
Nothing beats this blend for a morning pot of tea.
Kate
Ann Arbor, MI
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Yunnan Tea
Dec 26, 2016
Yunnan is one of my favorites. Your quality of product never disappoints.
Trisha Townsel
Miramar, FL
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The franchise
Sep 10, 2016
This tea pretty much is the basis of the Rishi franchise IMO. It's been available in my Whole Foods for years and never... read more
Peter
San Francisco, CA
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Best black tea ever
Jun 25, 2016
I've been drinking this tea for near 20 years, been buying it directly since I moved to a city with no Whole Foods. I have... read more
Benita Greenfield
ROCHESTER, NY
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Our favorite
May 9, 2016
My wife and I have been drinking this black tea for years, probably 10 years now, ordered by the pound, every morning. Note... read more
Scott Engler
Petaluma, AL
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Lovely Flavor
May 1, 2016
I purchased a sample of this and am now ordering the larger amount. It is my favorite of the many samples I tried. Also, and... read more
KK
Bloomington, AL
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Our favorite
May 9, 2016
My wife and I have been drinking this black tea for years, probably 10 years now, ordered by the pound, every morning. Note... read more
Scott Engler
Petaluma, AL
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Tea Snob
Dec 29, 2014
This is a fantastic full flavor tea...its the tea Ive been looking for. Hard to explain but has a real tea flavor and at a very...
Jean
PALM BAY, AL
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Love this tea
Mar 27, 2014
I discovered this tea loose leaf at Whole Foods, but now buy it directly from Rishi. I have it almost every morning (unless I'm... read more
Grace
Seattle, AL
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LOVE it!!!
Dec 22, 2013
This is a beautiful tea that I look forward to drinking every morning - amazing!
Virginia
Coffeyville, AL
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Best black tea ever
Jun 25, 2016
I've been drinking this tea for near 20 years, been buying it directly since I moved to a city with no Whole Foods. I have... read more
Benita Greenfield
ROCHESTER, NY
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The franchise
Sep 10, 2016
This tea pretty much is the basis of the Rishi franchise IMO. It's been available in my Whole Foods for years and never... read more
Peter
San Francisco, CA
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Favorite Rishi Black Tea
Jul 4, 2017
Cannot say enough how much I enjoy the flavor of the Ancient Golden Yunnan. Not only does it make great tea; it also makes... read more
Matt
Centerville, OH
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Love my Golden Yunnan
Jun 4, 2017
I love my ancient Golden Yunnan. The tin I purchased keeps air & moisture out, but flavor in. I will definitely be a repeat...
W Bowers
Floyds Knobs, IN
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
disappointed lately
Aug 2, 2017
We've always loved the full rich flowery flavor of the Organic Ancient Golden Yunnan, so we drink it every morning. But the... read more
Owner Response: Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry that your tasting experience hasn't been as rich as usual. We haven't changed anything with this tea. Same cultivar and same quality. We recommend trying the Yunnan Xiang Gui. We'll reach out to you directly with details.
Scott Engler
Petaluma, CA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Lovely Flavor
May 1, 2016
I purchased a sample of this and am now ordering the larger amount. It is my favorite of the many samples I tried. Also, and... read more
KK
Bloomington, AL
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Our favorite
May 9, 2016
My wife and I have been drinking this black tea for years, probably 10 years now, ordered by the pound, every morning. Note... read more
Scott Engler
Petaluma, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Tea Snob
Dec 29, 2014
This is a fantastic full flavor tea...its the tea Ive been looking for. Hard to explain but has a real tea flavor and at a very...
Jean
PALM BAY, AL
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Love this tea
Mar 27, 2014
I discovered this tea loose leaf at Whole Foods, but now buy it directly from Rishi. I have it almost every morning (unless I'm... read more
Grace
Seattle, AL
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LOVE it!!!
Dec 22, 2013
This is a beautiful tea that I look forward to drinking every morning - amazing!
Virginia
Coffeyville, AL
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Best black tea ever
Jun 25, 2016
I've been drinking this tea for near 20 years, been buying it directly since I moved to a city with no Whole Foods. I have... read more
Benita Greenfield
ROCHESTER, NY
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The franchise
Sep 10, 2016
This tea pretty much is the basis of the Rishi franchise IMO. It's been available in my Whole Foods for years and never... read more
Peter
San Francisco, CA
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Favorite Rishi Black Tea
Jul 4, 2017
Cannot say enough how much I enjoy the flavor of the Ancient Golden Yunnan. Not only does it make great tea; it also makes... read more
Matt
Centerville, OH
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