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Superior Yunnan Black
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 are referred to as the Homeland of Tea and is a major tea-producing region. Yunnan is known for its world-famous green, puerh and black teas. Our Superior Yunnan Black has plenty of shimmering gold tips with a bright, clear amber liquor. Deep, rich flavors of fruit and gentle spices accompany a lusciously full-bodied mouthfeel. During our Tea Master Roy Fong’s visit earlier this spring, he was able to adjust production process to produce a particularly sweet and well-rounded tea with fruit and chocolate undertones. An excellent value for special occasions as well as for everyday drinking.


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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent tea February 6, 2018
Reviewer: gabriel antonio garcia from miguel hidalgo, México D.F. Mexico  

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Good September 18, 2015
Reviewer: Mark Sciscenti from Santa Fe, NM United States  
This Yunnan is not quite as good as the Imperial, and has some harsh notes. I find that using more leaf and steeping for only 2 minutes works well to reduce the harshness but giving it more body.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 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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