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Yellow Gold

An aromatic, mellow, easy-drinking oolong tea with a great price tag.
This high-grown oolong tea from Fujian has rolled yellow-green leaves that produce a golden liquor. The leaves can be infused several times, with the character changing with each brew. It starts with a fruity flavour that gradually becomes more sweetly floral. Yellow Gold's delicious, easy-drinking nature and affordable price make it a much sought-after oolong tea.

Very nice smooth green oolong. I loved this tea, it is flowery and slightly sweet, and lemony. I'm sorry I finished it so fast. Canton customer, Arjan.

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18p per serving
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17p per serving
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250g Foil Bag

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15p per serving

*Based on a 3g serving, infused twice

Yellow Gold

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Reviews (17)

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Very good oolong

5

/ 5

This tea has an excellent taste and colour. It is very economical - good value.

Yellow Gold

Really nice tea

5

/ 5

Very delicate tea

Yellow Gold

A great tea

5

/ 5

With tender and delicate flavour, absolutely enjoyable!

Yellow Gold

Beautiful

5

/ 5

Disappears quickly, light on the palate

Yellow Gold

Worth its weight..........

5

/ 5

This is a great tasting oolong at a great everyday drinking price. Definately worth its weight in yellow gold.

Yellow Gold

A great tasting experience.

5

/ 5

This is a very good everyday oolong with lots of value for your money. I will certainly buy it again.

Yellow Gold

This is a great every day tea for those that love floral teas

5

/ 5

"In my eyes, Canton Tea cannot do wrong when it comes to tea. This is the 6th tea I have reviewed from them and they have yet to let me down..." Read the full review here http://www.teaviews.com/2013/03/14/review-canton-tea-co-yellow-gold-oolong-5/

Yellow Gold

An excellent tea, good aroma and fragrance with a firm but not over strong flavour

5

/ 5

An excellent tea, good aroma and fragrance with a firm but not over strong flavour

Yellow Gold

Smooth and good price

4

/ 5

This tea does not have the honey taste like the Iron Budda but is still very refreshing and smooth. A pleasant aroma with nearly no bitterness.

Yellow Gold

I love this. Is quite subtle but without that being code for "boring". It smells to me of coconut.

5

/ 5

id love to know how much caffeine there is in it...I seem to be drinking it all day...!

Yellow Gold

Smooth and fragrant favorite

5

/ 5

This is tea is pure ambrosia. So drinkable, it has become my every-evening tea. It has an incredibly smooth texture and lush, fragrant bouquet that I can not compare it to any other tea. Floral sweetness might be reminiscent of jasmine but much less bitter. A distinctive pleasure to drink. I do not re-use the leaves however because I have not found the flavor of the second pot is as nice as the first. It is pricey - but represents a good value.

Yellow Gold

I give this tea 5 stars for value

5

/ 5

This tea is a very easy drinking, smooth and tasty Oolong. I use it as my every day tea now and I don't mind the price tag as it's refreshing and flavoursome and I always get more then one brew from the leaves. Canton tea never fail to impress me with their selections.

Yellow Gold

Smooth and easy to drink

4

/ 5

"The main things I look for in an everyday tea are it being affordable, easy to drink, relatively easy to make, and delicious. This leaf excels in all four categories. I'm beginning to feel like Canton can do no wrong, and I love that in a tea company"

Read the full review here http://www.teaviews.com/2012/04/05/review-canton-tea-co-yellow-gold-oolong-4/

Yellow Gold

This earns a badge of excellence

4

/ 5

"Third infusion (forty seconds): Wow, the “gold” in this tea never wanted to let up – like, ever. It certainly lives up to its name. On first whiff, I was instantly reminded of a green or light-roasted Ti Guanyin, only less refined. The first sip was exquisitely balanced between floral and creamy textures and tastes. By far my favorite infusion thus far...."

To read the full review visit Teaviews.com: http://www.teaviews.com/2011/07/14/review-canton-tea-co-yellow-gold-oolong-2/

Yellow Gold

Lovely tea, Canton Tea. Thanks!

5

/ 5

" If I were to give this tea a musical label, I would say she is a mezzo-soprano, with plenty of high (but not overly high) notes and a powerful middle register. There is little to no bitterness, and I can't discern any distinguishing low notes (which one would usually associate with, say, an Assam or other black teas). It's quite strong and bright, like hot sunlight filtered through a latticework screen...."

To read the full review, visit The 39 Steeps http://39steeps.blogspot.com/2011/10/tasting-notes-huang-jin-gui-wu-long.html

Yellow Gold

very nice smooth green oolong

5

/ 5

I loved this tea, it is flowery and slightly sweet, and lemony. I'm sorry I finished it so fast

Yellow Gold

Good for multiple infusions

5

/ 5

This is very much a green oolong, not sweet, not too bitter.

This tea really reminds me of crisp, fresh cut grass.

Good for multiple infusions. The bitterness fades with each infusion, making this oolong more enjoyable the further you go. Try it, Experiment. Enjoy!

For the full review:
http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1556/tea-review-canton-tea-yellow-gold-oolong-huang-jin-gui-wu-long/

Yellow Gold
Rated 5/5 based on 17 reviews

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Yellow Gold is one of four famous Anxi cultivars. The finished tea can be recognised by its yellow stems. This is one of the few which is still artisan produced using traditional skills, as Anxi Oolongs have become so popular that the majority are produced on a near-industrial scale.

THE PROCESS

The making process starts with withering in a cooled room, when the natural fragrance of the leaves becomes apparent. This is followed by gentle tumbling to bruise the leaf edges, allowing a small amount of oxidation to take place. The leaves are then heated to disable the enzymes and end the oxidation. The process of shaping now begins – the leaves are packed into cotton sacks, which are then tied tightly before being rolled and squeezed. This slowly twists the leaves inside the bags into the ball shape, and they are finally baked to fix the leaves and bring out the flavour. It is quite common for the teas to be re-baked prior to delivery.

The finished tea has the distinctive ball shape, also known as ‘dragonfly head’. The balls slowly unfurl when infused, and the purple tinge to the leave edges shows where the bruising and oxidation took place. The degree of oxidation is small, maybe 15%, and this is why the liquors are light and greenish in colour, with such a floral aroma and flavour.

Read more on Phil's blog, All About Oolong Tea.

Other Names - Huang Jin Gui Wu Long, Golden Osmanthus Oolong

Chinese Name Huang Jin Gui 黄金桂乌龙茶
English Pronunciation Hoo-ang gin goo-eh
Country China
Origin Anxi County, Fujian Province
Harvest Date April 2016
Leaf Appearance The leaves are loosely balled and twisted mostly pale golden-green
Aroma A sweet floral osmanthus-like fragrance
Liquor The liquor is a bright gold
Tasting Notes Smooth, easy-drinking, everyday tea with fruit in the first infusion moving to soft floral notes with the following ones
Quick Brewing Instructions 2 tsp, 85°C, 250 ml, 2-3 mins

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