Organic Golden Yunnan Black Tea

Full-bodied with molassess notes, subtle milkiness and light coppery finish.

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Golden Yunnan Black Tea
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Organic Golden Yunnan Black Tea


This exquisite organic and Fair Trade Certified black tea hails from Lincang in China's southwestern Yunnan province. It is quite tippy, rich with golden buds and large, delicately twisted leaves. The full-bodied infusion of this loose leaf tea is deep red with molasses-like sweetness, a subtle milkiness and light coppery finish.

Ingredients: organic Chinese black tea

Origin: Cang Yuan Rang Sai Tea Farms, Yunnan Province, China

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The Yunnan province lies at the southwestern corner of China just touching the Tibetan Himalaya, and spotted with several mountains of its own. Some of the oldest tea trees in the world are said to be found here, and the province boasts a climate well-equipped to grow tea. Yunnan has come to be known as one of the birthplaces of tea, and awareness of tea spread first from here. The Cang Yuan Rang Sai Tea Farmers Group is located in Lincang, Yunnan. Lincang is the mountainous home of the Wa ethnic minority and most of the Rang Sai Tea farmers belong to this ethnic group. Lincang houses the world's oldest tea tree, some 3200 years old, in Jinxiu village, Xiaowan town, of Fengqing County.

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend black teas to be steeped for 3 to 5 minutes in water heated to a full, rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Sarah

    "This has become my everyday tea with milk and honey! Even the kids love to have their tumblers full before they head off to high school."

  • Aubrey

    "The fuzzy golden tips in the dry leaf are beautiful, and the slightly sweet, malty flavor makes for a perfect afternoon tea."

  • Chelsea

    "This is - without a doubt - my favorite black tea! I love everything from the first aroma of the leaf to the last drop in the cup - a creamy, malty, spicy delight!"


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Health Benefits


Like all true tea, black tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels. Black tea specifically has been found to regulate blood sugar in diabetics better than other types of tea, according to a study done by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For more information about the health benefits of black tea and other types of tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.