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Superior Yunnan Black


 


With its abundant rainfall, mild climate and fertile land, Yunnan Province has ideal conditions for tea cultivation and is known the historical birthplace of tea being prepared for medicinal use.




Superior Yunnan Black*:
  

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From the Land of the Southern Clouds - Yunnan, China's southwestern highlands called the Homeland of Tea and a major tea-producing region. Yunnan is known for its world-famous green, puerh, and black teas. Our Superior Yunnan Black has lots of shimmering gold tips, bright, clear amber liquor, and deep, rich flavors of fruit and gentle spices with lusciously full-bodied mouthfeel. This year's edition is particularly sweet and well-rounded with an apricot note, an excellent value for everyday drinking.

Preparation:

To prepare Superior Yunnan Black tea we recommend either a regular teapot, individual steeping cups, or a miniature Yixing clay pot. Allow approximately one teaspoon of leaf per person and infuse for 1 to 3 minutes in near boiling water, depending on desired strength. Superior Yunnan may be re-steeped several times. After the first infusion you may wish to gradually increase the steeping time, and for the third and subsequent infusions, water which has just come to a boil may be used.


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The best deal in black teas August 19, 2013
Reviewer: Dennis Emberling from Littleton, CO United States  
Of all the great black teas ITC offers, this one is the best deal. It is almost as good as Yunnan Royal Gold, but at about 1/3 the price! The Royal Gold is just a bit smoother and more delicate, but not really better.

This is one of Roy's Great Teas of China in his book. With the problems besetting Keemuns in recent years, this tea is left as the premier Chinese black.

I like it with 2 tsp. per 5 oz. at 193 F for 3 minutes. I brew a total of 3 infusions, although the 3rd one is pretty mild.

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