• Top mound photo of The Whistling Kettle Golden Yunnan black tea with long golden tipped tea leaves.
  • Golden Yunnan tea leaves, drink, and Nordic Tea Pot on table
  • Side mound photo of The Whistling Kettle Golden Yunnan black tea with long golden tipped tea leaves.
  • Golden Yunnan tea in 1lb and 4oz bags

Golden Yunnan Royal Grade

Product information



Few teas produced in the world make the Royal grade and we are proud to offer this tea. It is made from high-quality buds that are painstakingly hand-picked and sorted. These tender, young leaves are covered and sun withered before oxidizing in temperature controlled rooms. With a careful balance of heat and moisture, the sauna-like environment causes the tea leaves to turn gold rather than black. Every few hours, the leaves must be turned over, which is done by hand..for forty days! This labor intensive process yields an exquisite masterpiece. Golden Yunnan Royal Grade tea has deep, malty flavors with top notes of citrus and lychee. Each complex cup invigorates the senses and and elevates the day to royal status.




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Ingredients & More Info

Ingredients: Black tea
Origin: China (Yunnan)
Caffeine Content: Medium


  • Sample (4-6 servings)
  • 4oz (60 servings)
  • 8oz (120 servings)
  • 16oz (240 servings)

Shipping and Returns

We're pleased to offer free shipping on orders $60 or more, some items excluded.

We're also proud to accept no-questions-asked returns within 30 days of purchased on any unopened, unused products.

Brewing Guide

For the best tasting cup we recommend the following:


6 oz


212° F

Serving Size

1 tsp


4 min

These go great with Golden Yunnan Royal Grade!

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Victoria Loerzel
Mild tea, not bitter

I ordered a sample of this tea and was really pleased with how mild it was. There was no bitterness, just smooth.

Joel Tennison
Top tier tea

This tea is about as good as you can get. Brews up light golden has a pleasant aroma and world class taste that has no bitterness. I will order more of this one. If you're thinking about giving it a try skip the sample you won't be sorry.

Randy Knowles
My Favorite Tea

This tea is my absolute favorite! I start every morning with a cup of this black tea. If you've tried the rest now try the Best!

Bryce Hedger

Well balanced, full flavor and long finish. Am a recurring customer.

Rosa Rhoads
so good, but worth the price?

This tea is delicious. It's the only one I've seen with the "high" caffeine level, which I didn't feel when I drank it in case you're worried about caffeine. While this tea is very very good, I've found that it's flavor is similar enough to other black teas that I'm not planning to buy more. If money were no object then I would definitely keep this tea on hand.