Yunnan Golden Tips - T7 Tea

Tea :      Yunnan Golden Tips

Producer:  T7 Tea

Website: Yunnan Golden Tips

Website description:  Yunnan golden tips tea (other name Yunnan Gold Tea); a top-grade morning tea from Yunnan province of China. Love this special top grade Yunnan tea, it has a sweet taste and Yunnan gold doesn’t get much bitter even over steep. The golden tips and it golden color appearance of this Yunnan Gold make it unique.  We recommend to steep Yunnan gold at 195° degree for 3-5 min.

Note: this tea contains a high level of caffeine

Brewing Specs

Water:  240 ml/ approximately 8 oz

Temperature: 195 F

Steep Time: 3 minutes

My Review System:

My Overall Impression (Score of 81.25%)

This is a premium cup of tea; when you drink this, you will completely relax.  I love this tea as it brews a phenomenal cup.  The flavors and aromas are long lasting with a unswerving profile.  From the first sip on the palate to the end, you will get a beautiful flavor profile that sails along.

This is one of the more expensive teas that I have reviewed.  The price as of 2/23/23 is $28 for 2 oz weight.

Broken down:

  • 2 oz package = 57 gm
  • 57 gm / 3 gm for steeping = 19 cups
  • 19 cups from package = app $ 1.47 per cup

Typically, I double steep all my teas (use the tea twice) so I can get 38 cups or approximately 74 cents per cup.  For those out there that are saying this is expensive for a cup of tea, think about it this way.  I do not know how many places I’ve been to where when I purchase a cup of tea for $3 (and that’s on the low end), I’m handed a cup with a tea bag in it from a brand name producer found in any grocery store.

This is nowhere near the quality of tea that T7 brings.  I’ve always said that life is to short to consume low quality.  This is worth the price.

Quick note: I was turned on to T7 on a whim searching for tea houses in Dallas, TX.  It’s a small office but the owner was exceptionally friendly.  I love all the teas that I’ve purchased from them (more reviews coming).  If you are not in the Dallas area, you can order the tea online from their site (preferred) or through Amazon (if you are ordering more than one tea, its cheaper on their site).


  • Opening the package shows high malt/ grassy tones with hints of dried parsley, toast, peat moss and apples. In the background, you can detect a faint saltwater tone (like the spray from the ocean).
  • In the cup, over the profile you can find high levels of malt. There are hints of toast, dried apples, leather and seaweed.  It reminded me of taking a walk in the fall with the leaves piled up.  For me, that is one of the most relaxing aromas and memories.


  • Great malt flavor that stays consistent over the profile. It peaks and holds this flavor throughout the cup for great enjoyment.
  • Exceptionally clean and easy drinking.
  • Reminds me of Carnation Malted Milk Powder in a tea format.
  • At the end, there are subtle hints of five spice powder.
  • Brewing created a fine powder mouthfeel (loved this texture). In addition, the mouthfeel reminded me of half and half cream.
  • It is off dry, but I could not profile the sweetness type.
  • It’s slightly acidic. It’s very faint but this is important for pairing with foods.


  • Aromas (4.0/5)
  • Flavors (8.25/10)
  • Overall impression (4.0/5)
    • Total score = 81.25 percent (16.25/20)

Foods to Pair and Why

  • Fried rice with Chinese bacon (the notes of the Five-spice powder and malt matches the rice).
  • Malted infused scones with clotted cream (malt tones and the cream match the flavors and mouthfeel).
  • Churros with a very light dusting of malt sugar (churros have that light delicate mouthfeel that will match with the tea).
  • Yellowfin Tuna sushi (the ocean spray tones in the aroma and mouthfeel).
  • Coppa with 10-year-old White Cheddar (the acid in the tea rinses the palate clean and elevates both foods).

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