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Black Tea - Spring 2022

Black tea from Yunnan is among the most robust but refined black teas produced in the whole world! Typically Yunnan Black teas are made from Assamica or Assamica hybrid. Since the end of the Second World War Yunnan Black teas have steadily increased in popularity and in the last 20 years a series of interesting hybrids were developed that greatly enhanced both the diversity and taste of the tea! Black teas vary according to their hybrid, harvest season, pick style, and processing! Hybrids include:

  1. Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica, which is the original assamica varietal, it is not an intentional hybrid.
  2. Yun Kang #10, a drought-resistant hybrid of Sinensis and Assamica that is tippy and sweet, with malty notes.
  3. Yun Kang #100, similar to #10, but has larger and fatter buds.
  4. Chang Ye Bai Hao, the tips are more pronounced and one side of the leaves will be downier than the other side!
  5. Wild tree varietal (野生) is a Assamica Kuntze varietal that grows wild and is quite rare. It was only the last few years that it was processed into Black tea. The tea is sour and thick when young, but ages well and develops textures of red wine and fruit with a little age.

Fujian Province is the home to many great black teas.  Famous Fujian Black Teas include Golden Monkey (from Fuding), Jin Jun Mei (from Tong Mu Guan),  and Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong (aka Lapsang Souchong).  Of course there many others as well! 

Fujian Black Teas are typically small leaf varietal but can also be hybrids forms crossed with Assamica or even Tie Guan Yin!

  • Imperial Pure Bud Yunnan Black Tea of Simao

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    An incredible premium pure bud black tea.  Made from the highest quality high altitude material from Ning'Er county of Simao.  Only young bud sprou...

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  • Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong

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    This is an expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Dehong prefecture. This wild tree varietal grows wi...

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  • Certified Organic "Yunnan Black Tea"

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    We are proud to offer a Certified Organic Black Tea from Yunnan.  This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in April.  This Black ...

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  • Premium Grade AA Jin Jun Mei Fujian Black Tea of Wu Yi Shan

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    Our Premium grade "Jin Jun Mei" is spring harvest from the Wu Yi mountains of Fujian.  Wu Yi Shan is well know for it's rock oolongs (like Da Hong ...

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  • Feng Qing Gold Tips Pure Bud Black Tea

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    This Yunnan varietal of Black tea is created from highest grade small bud Feng Qing Spring season tea.  This tea is picked when the buds are still ...

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  • Feng Qing "Golden Pekoe #100" Dian Hong Black Tea

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    This is a lovely tippy "golden pekoe" Feng Qing #100 varietal black tea.  #100 varietal is a hybrid varietal that is a cross between the original F...

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  • Orchid Aroma Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea

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    This is a tippy picked lightly roasted Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong that was picked during the first flush of spring.  After several months of roasting an...

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  • Old Arbor Black Tea "Mu Shu Hong" Pure Yunnan Assamica

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    In Autumn 2013 we visited several areas of Lincang, including Mengku and Yong De counties.  Our famous "Mu Shu" pu-erh from old arbor tea trees has...

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  • Feng Qing "China Red" Yunnan Black Tea

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    This tea is crafted from a unique hybrid of local Assamica varietal and Wu Yi Shui Xian varietal grown in the Feng Qing area of Lincang for more th...

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  • Classic Yixing Hong Black Tea from Jiangsu

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    Classic style black from Yixing in Jiangsu.  The home of the world famous Purple "Zisha" Clay Teapots is also an area that produces some less-known...

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  • Competition Grade Qimen Black Tea of Huangshan

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    This is our Imperial Grade Qimen (aka Keemun) harvested in Huangshan county of Anhui.  Qimen Black Tea (祁门红茶) is among the most famous black teas i...

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  • "Golden Yunnan" Black Tea Sampler

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    Take a flight to the Famous Tea Region of Yunnan! Taste a curated selection of our Yunnan Golden Black Tea and develop an appreciation for the dist...

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  • Imperial Grade Jin Jun Mei from Tong Mu Guan Village

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    Imperial Grade Jin Jun Mei from Tong Mu Guan village in the Wu Yi mountains!  Special processing and super-fine leaves gives this a unique taste an...

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  • Certified Organic "Yunnan Golden Snail" Black Tea

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    We are proud to offer a Certified Organic Black Tea from Yunnan.  This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in April.  This Black ...

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  • Assamica Black Tea from Mei Zi Qing Village

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    This is a pure assamica varietal (same as is used to make pu-erh tea) that was plucked during the first flush of spring (April) and then processed ...

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  • Laoshan Village Osmanthus Black Tea

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    This is a wonderful and satisfying addition to our Laoshan village teas!  High quality Laoshan black tea has been blended with an premium grade Osm...

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  • Man Gang Village Wild Arbor Assamica Black Tea

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    This is a second flush pure Assamica black tea made from Man Gang (a small village near Bang Dong) tea tree material.  First Flush material was pro...

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  • Simao Yunnan Black Tea Sampler

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    Black tea from Yunnan is among the most robust but refined black teas produced in the whole world! Typically Yunnan Black teas are made from Assami...

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  • Laoshan Village "Black Needles" Black Tea

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    A first flush of spring black tea from our lovely Laoshan tea growers!  This black tea is a unique 1 leaf and 1 bud pluck that's been hand-fried an...

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  • "Robust Yunnan" Black Tea Sampler

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    Take a flight to the Famous Tea Region of Yunnan! Taste a curated selection of our "Robust" Yunnan Black Tea and develop an appreciation for the di...

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  • Hua Xiang Jin Jun Mei Black Tea from Wu Yi Mountains

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    This Jin Jun Mei grows in the same areas as Wu Yi's famous Rock Oolongs and has that same mineral sweetness and flower aroma.  The tea has been lig...

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  • Tong Mu Guan "Fruit Aroma" Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea

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    Tong Mu Guan is a village in the Wu Yi Mountains near the Fujian and Jiangxi border.  It's well known for it's Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong and Jin Jun Me...

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  • Lincang "Dian Hong" Yunnan Black Tea Sampler

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