Yunnan Black - High Grade

Creamy, malty sweet notes & thirst-quenching sweetness

Our Yunnan black is a Dian Hong style black tea. It is single origin and grown organically in the higher elevations of Yunnan Province. Often referred to as the "mocha of tea", it is full-bodied and offers a malty flavor with a delicate spiciness. As the leaves are large and "soft" they yield a lush, full-flavored tea that will cup to a rich, russet-red color. This bright, clean coloration well exemplifies the process of oxidization of the leaf and thus its denotation as a Dian Hong or "red" tea in China. Yunnan Black is widely enjoyed as a breakfast black tea. It can be served with milk and sugar.

Lot Notes.
We look for two things in selecting this tea. Cultivation using organic practices is our priority. Along with this, the taste must be rich, malty and sweet. The craftsmanship in processing was evident by the tea's appearance - the leaves are consistent in size with a nice accentuation of golden bud. Its' distinctive clear, russet-red cup color reflects the skill in the oxidization process with a resulting clean "red" liquor color offering plenty of flavor. Harvest date is 2021.

Tea facts.
This black is made to the Dian Hong style. Classic methods of cultivation, harvesting and processing are applied to make this unique tasting tea with all of its wonderful taste attributes. The leaves are single origin, organic and grown at high elevation. Yunnan style black teas are often held to develop complexity in flavor as they age.

Tasting Notes.
Leaves will steep to creamy and malty sweet notes with a thirst quenching sweetness in the finish. Taste is clean and lingering. Some flavor of caramel and certainly spice.

Brewing Suggestions.
Use a round tablespoon or about 3-4 grams for 8-12 ounces of water at a temperature right up to boiling. Boiling water will bring the leaves flavors out quickly. To heighten first steep flavors, rinse the leaves briefly with boiling water, pour off, let the leaves steam for a few minutes and re-infuse. We suggest a steep of 3 minutes to experience the variety of flavors offered. Longer steeps of 3 + minutes will give more body to the cup. Leaves will steep multiple times.

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Yúnnán hēi-gāo fēn 云南黑-高分
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  • 3
    Chocolate Aroma

    Posted by Aigner Loren Wilson on 26th May 2021

    I really liked to chocolate aroma the tea had while steeping but didn't think it came through strong while drinking. It is a nice low flavor black that goes well with the Jasmine Tip Green Tea.

  • 5
    Yunnan black - high grade

    Posted by Dina Silvertongue on 30th Mar 2021

    This is a high-quality classic Yunnan black with a complex, sophisticated palette—an excellent daily drinker... It’s dark, mature, full-bodied—an excellent tea all around, not too easy to find at this level & worth its price, I think... (takes milk extremely well, but interesting enough on its own)

  • 5
    Yunnan Black High Grade

    Posted by Will on 6th Mar 2021

    A+ great black tea. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • 5
    Yunnan Black

    Posted by Austene Hall on 14th Jan 2021

    This is a delicious breakfast tea!

  • 5
    Yunnan black tea

    Posted by Charles Shackett on 29th May 2020

    This is a truly delicious black tea, so good with just a little bit of milk!

  • 5

    Posted by Josh Bennett on 30th Apr 2020

    A fantastic every-day tea. Re-steeps well. Just a great tea.

  • 5
    Great Black Tea

    Posted by Mark on 4th Apr 2020

    I love this tea. Makes me completely forget about my store bought black tea. I rinse the leaves for 5 ro 10 seconds with boiling water. This tea is flavorful, well balanced, and invigorating to drink throughout the day. I can get 4 steeps which all taste great. The later steeps I will let sit for 4 minutes. Enjoy

  • 5
    Solid tea

    Posted by Kara Walsh on 22nd Mar 2020

    This tea is a little more peppery than its Golden counterpart. Not as mellow, nice crispness, great for every day.

  • 5
    yunnan black

    Posted by Jay Levine Goldberg on 18th Mar 2020

    My go to morning and beyond tea. Always wonderful