Full leaf black tea from Yunnan Province of China.
“Satisfaction” and “longlasting” in Chinese, with a hint of the Beatles “Number 9."
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep 2 tsp (3 g) for five minutes. It will seem like the blink of an eye.
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Chinese Black Tea
The best dian hongs, or black teas, from Yunnan (known as the birthplace of tea) are wiry and tightly twisted with distinct golden tips. This exquisite variety brews up rich amber-red in color, has a lightly sweet, floral flavor and aroma, and brings welcome notes of spice and leather.
Yunnan which translates to "South Cloud", is a province jammed into the South Western most part of China. Not only does it share international borders with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, but there is a constant cultural exchange in these border regions, which is distinct from the rest of mainland China. Tea was first cultivated in this region thousands of years ago and it still produces some pretty amazing teas. Our Yunnan is harvested in spring.