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Golden Yunnan

Golden Yunnan

Regular price $10.00 USD
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from the birthplace of tea

This Gong Fu grade of red tea comes from China’s Yunnan province, which holds the distinction of being the birthplace of tea. Golden Yunnan provides pleasing visuals of evenly graded leaves with large golden tips. The leaves brew into a brassy red color, combining nuanced sweetness with a slightly peppery finish.

is this a red or black tea?

China is one of the only tea-origins that distinguishes between red and black teas. Red teas are less oxidized compared to highly fermented and oxidized black teas like Puerh’s. Golden Yunnan is a red tea (hong cha) due to its light-to-medium level of oxidation, and characteristically brassy red brew. 


AROMA / chocolate
FLAVOR / sweet potato - malt
OXIDATION / light-medium
CUP FEEL / medium

Brew Guide


2 g / 2 tsp tea
240 ml / 8 oz water @ 195°F / 90°C
4 minutes


2 g / 2 tsp tea
120 ml / 4 oz water @ 195°F / 90°C
1 minute + 20 seconds each additional brew for up to 5 brews

1st Brew - 1:00 min
2nd Brew - 1:20 min
3rd Brew - 1:40 min
4th Brew - 2:00 min
5th Brew - 2:20 min

Feel free to enjoy each steep on its own to appreciate how the flavor evolves, or stack (combine) multiple steeps to savor the harmony of all the brews together.

Water matters!

Quality water is just as important as quality tea when it comes to your brew. Here's what we recommend:

  • Filtered Water - standard home filtration systems, Brita, Hydros, you name it. Filter that isht!
  • Spring Water - have access to bottled spring water, or have an actual clear spring by where you live? Try brewing with spring water and unlock unique sweetness in your cup!
  • Reverse Osmosis - RO filtration systems are standard for tea and coffee shops, and provide the most consistently great water for brewing any of your favorite drinks. For your home, counter-top as well as below-the-counter systems are great to help step up your water game!
  • Customized Recipes - are you a budding scientist? Check out custom water recipe kits like Lotus and Third Wave Water

Local Pickup

If you’re local to the State College area, we’ve partnered with Chew Chew Bun as our official pickup location! Chew Chew Bun is a locally owned Taiwanese bakery + coffee shop in the heart of the downtown area (115 E. Beaver Ave.)

Tea is that much better with delicious pastries, so be sure to pick up some noms with your order!

The pickup tray is on top of the pastry case on the left side of the counter. Look for your name and order number!

Chew Chew Bun Pickup Spot | Downtown State College
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