Oolong Tea

Yellow Gold

Sweet, Syrupy, Soothing Dazhai Garden, Fujian, China
A masterfully hand-rolled oolong tea. The leaves unfurl upon infusion to render a full-bodied sweetness combined with sumptuous notes of fresh meadow grass, linseed and golden syrup.

Yellow Gold

黄金桂乌龙茶

Anxi county, where this tea originates, is a renowned centre of oolong tea in China's Fujian province, which has been producing tea for more than 1,000 years and is celebrated as the birthplace of both black and oolong tea. Our Yellow Gold encapsulates the local expertise of oolong tea making. Masterfully hand-rolled, the leaves open on infusion to impart their characteristic yellow gold colour, alongside a full-bodied, caramelised biscuit flavour with a grassy freshness.

  • Cultivar - Huang Jin Gui
  • Picked - Spring/Autumn
  • Oxidisation level - 20%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Tightly rolled curls of light and dark green leaves.

  • Aroma

    Tangy and grassy with fresh flower and fruit notes.

  • In the Cup

    Bright yellow-gold with some green hues.

  • Taste

    Smooth, biscuity sweetness with a grassy freshness and citrus notes.

Origin

Anxi county, where this tea originates, is a renowned centre of oolong tea in China's Fujian province, which has been producing tea for more than 1,000 years and is celebrated as the birthplace of both black and oolong tea. Our Yellow Gold encapsulates the local expertise of oolong tea making. Masterfully hand-rolled, the leaves open on infusion to impart their characteristic yellow gold colour, alongside a full-bodied, caramelised biscuit flavour with a grassy freshness.

  • Cultivar - Huang Jin Gui
  • Picked - Spring/Autumn
  • Oxidisation level - 20%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Tightly rolled curls of light and dark green leaves.

  • Aroma

    Tangy and grassy with fresh flower and fruit notes.

  • In the Cup

    Bright yellow-gold with some green hues.

  • Taste

    Smooth, biscuity sweetness with a grassy freshness and citrus notes.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 100°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

Customer Reviews

1 of 6 Reviews
90% of 100
4.5 out of 5
  1. Rating
    100%

    1 year ago

    Love at first taste

    I can't really compare Yellow Gold to any other oolong tea as it was the first time I've tried such a product. All I can say is that Yellow Gold was a great introduction. It wasn't overpoweringly fragrant, and it was smooth going down. Each sip left me feeling hydrated and satisfied. I would definitely be buying this again
  2. Rating
    100%

    4 years ago

    Golden drink

    Lovely flavour and colour.
  3. Rating
    60%

    5 years ago

    Good intro oolong

    A very drinkable oolong. Very clean, not that dissimilar to some green teas. Not as complex/ rich or as interesting a tea as my favourite oolongs, like the Pheonix Honey Orchid.
  4. Rating
    80%

    8 years ago

    smooth and satisfying

    very nice smooth flavour. more full bodied than tie guan yin with quite a lot going on as far as flavours, yes i got rasberries as one reviewer wrote, but i think the citrus flavour was the most prominent
  5. Rating
    100%

    9 years ago

    Delicate sweet fruits and cucumber

    Wow! I've just received my first sample of this and I'm so impressed. The fragrance of the dried leaves was of orchids, even stronger when they first touched moisture in my freshly washed small glass jug. I did a 30 sec wash and then a first infusion of 3 minutes. My first sips of this were very rewarding. I had to close my eyes and think about the delicate flavours. I tasted water melon, raspberry and cucumber! A second infusion confirmed these tastes and was just as good. it's basically like eating summer fruits and cucumber whilst standing in an orchid house. I will certainly buy more of this.
  6. Rating
    100%

    10 years ago

    Very distinctive, deliciously fruity with lychee and kiwi

    Weve had about 300g now and Yellow Gold continues to be a family favourite; very accessible and easy drinking but with some depth as well.As the name suggests it is at the lighter/greener end of the scale for an oolong but still has considerable subtlety and complexity.To my novice pallet it comes across as a junior brother to the estimable Iron Buddha, which is undoubtedly an altogether more impressive tea but since yellow gold is less than half the price it's quite a bargain (this doesnt mean you can put the price up!)Likely to a be a regular order for some time to come.
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