Emperor’s Gold

Very smooth classic Chinese black tea flavor with notes of sweet sorghum, a hint of smokiness, and a warm sugar aftertaste.


Tea Style



Bulk by the Ounce, Classic Size Tin (3.5 oz)


About This Product

Emperor’s Gold brings together the best qualities of Chinese black tea – a smooth, amber-colored brew with rich flavor and hints of natural sweetness. This flavor will hold for multiple infusions.

The golden color of the leaves emerges during processing, after accurate withering (drying) of the leaves. Only certain tea plant cultivars produce this effect.

Known as Jin Cha (gold tea), this tea originates on the far southwestern edge of Yunnan, near China’s border with Myanmar (Burma). Yunnan is regarded as one of the areas where tea originated. The Southern part of this province is home to the Mekong and Lancang river basins and for the famous Puer category of teas. It is also the native home of the ‘Da Ye’, broad leaf tea varietal, which provides unique flavor profiles. The central and northern part of Yunnan are home to primarily darker teas, also known as Dian Hong.

Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves.

Brewing Instructions

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)3-53-51

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