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Yunnan Black Tea

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.
  • High Mountain Red Ai Lao Mountain Black Tea

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    High mountain tea grow at 2000 meters on Ai Lao Shan in Zhenyuan area of Simao.  Picked and processed only from the first flush of spring this blac...

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  • Yi Mei Ren Wu Liang Mountain Yunnan Black Tea

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    "Yi Mei Ren" (彝美人) means literally Yi (Minority) Beauty.  This tea is named "Yi Mei Ren" as its made from Wu Liang Mountain material, an area inhab...

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  • Wu Liang Hong Mao Feng Yunnan Black Tea

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    This is one of those rare black teas where tea leaves and expert processing come together to create something unique and enjoyable. High altitude m...

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  • Yunnan "Black Gold Bi Luo Chun" Black Tea

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    Spring harvested tea leaves from Ning'er county of Simao.  This has been picked as 1 leaf to 1 bud sets and processed carefully by rolling the tea ...

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  • Imperial Mojiang Golden Bud Yunnan Black Tea

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    This rare and beautiful tea is crafted from spring harvested leaves plucked from established plantation bushes in the Mojiang area of Simao.  The t...

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  • Ning'er "Golden Honey Aroma" Yunnan Black Tea

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    Golden Honey Aroma is a Mid-March harvested black tea grown in the Ning'er area of Simao. It's an old varietal that is referred to as 老号 (lit. old ...

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  • Pure Bud Bi Luo Chun Yunnan Black Tea

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    This exquisite black tea is made from first flush of spring harvest tea leaves.  Simao area pure bud material.  Picked when the tea is still just t...

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  • Light Roast Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong

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     This is a lightly processed black tea that was hand-crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Dehong prefecture. Ye Sheng "野生“ varietal ...

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  • 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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  • Yunnan "Black Gold" Black Tea

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    A traditional process one leaf / one bud ratio black tea from the high mountains of Zhenyuan in Simao prefecture.  Lightly wilted the leaves still ...

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  • Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong

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    This is a 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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  • Feng Qing Ye Sheng Hong Cha Wild Tree Purple Black Tea

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    This expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Feng Qing area of Lincang prefecture.  This wild tree var...

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  • Feng Qing "Classic 58" Dian Hong Premium Yunnan Black Tea

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    A premium Feng Qing black tea made entirely from first flush spring tea.  Small leaf/bud sets were hand-picked and expertly processed into this cla...

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  • Feng Qing #17 Pure Bud Golden Needle Black Tea

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    #17 Feng Qing is a relatively new varietal first planted in the late 1990's.  It's a hybrid of local Feng Qing Taliensis and Assamica.  The leaves ...

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  • Simao "Spring Tips" Pure Bud Black Tea of Yunnan

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    A pure bud tea from early spring harvest.  Tea is picked just a short few days after sprouting and then carefully processed to preserve it's delica...

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  • Traditional Process Dian Hong Black Tea of Feng Qing

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    Processed with very light oxidization and roasting this Feng Qing area tea has a strong taste with some astringency and a long floral sweet after-t...

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  • Jinggu "Da Jin Ya" Camellia Taliensis Black Tea

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    A lovely spring harvested tea from Yang Ta village in Jinggu county.  Camellia Taliensis varietal tea leaves picked from 40 to 60 year old plantati...

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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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  • Yi Wu Mountain Wild Arbor Assamica Black Tea

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    Made entirely from first flush of spring material from the wild growing tea bushes with about 40 years age growing in Luo Shui Dong village near Y...

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  • Purple Needle Black Tea of Jing Mai Mountain

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    Purple leaf "Zi Cha" was harvested in Late April from the Jing Mai mountainous area in Lancang county of Simao.  The fresh purple leaves were then...

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  • Imperial Gold Needle Yunnan Black Tea

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    Spring harvest, picked from tea plants growing in Ning'Er county in Simao prefecture.  Only the bud shoots were picked.  The tea is lightly wilted ...

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  • Big Snow Mountain of Mengku Black Tea

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    Big Snow Mountain area of Mengku in Lincang is a high alttude area that's home to many tea gardens.  This lovely black tea was processed with care ...

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  • Jingmai "Purple Beauty" Black Tea of Simao

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    An expertly fermented black tea made from the famous "Purple Beauty" Zi Juan 紫娟 varietal.  Subtle appearance with an expansive taste!  Hints of flo...

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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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  • Yong De "Da Xue Shan" Wild Tree Purple Black Tea

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    This expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from the Yong De "Da Xue Shan" (lit. Big Snow Mountain) area o...

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  • Scott's Private Stash Yunnan Black Tea Sampler

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    Take a special flight to the Famous Tea Region of Yunnan! Taste Scott's personal favorites from this year's Spring Harvest of Yunnan Black Teas. Tr...

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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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  • Yunnan "Assamica Gold Needle" Black Tea

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    During the 2nd half of the 20th century most tea plants planted for black tea cultivation in Yunnan were hybrids of Assamica but not pure Assamica ...

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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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  • "Purple Voodoo" Purple Black Tea Cake * Spring 2022

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    This is a blend of multiple types of Purple varietal (mostly black) teas from the first flush of spring 2022 harvest! A painstakingly blended cake ...

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  • 2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Gang Gu Shu Hong" Black Tea Cake

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    A lovely old arbor (古树) black tea cake made from second flush of spring 2019 tea harvested from 80-300 year old tea trees in Man Gang village (Bang...

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  • Fu Shou Mei Feng Qing Black Tea of Yunnan

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    First flush of pure bud "Dian Hong" Feng Qing area tea was used to compose this special process tea!   The freshly picked tea is wilted and then br...

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  • 2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Gang Gu Shu Hong" Black Tea Cake

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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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  • Imperial Feng Qing Dian Hong Black Tea of Yunnan

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    This is the classic recipe of light fermentation black tea that has been produced by the Feng Qing tea factory for decades.  It is hand-processed a...

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  • Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chun Black Tea of Feng Qing

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    This is the purest gold bi luo chun black tea we have ever offered!  Just the buds from autumn harvest tea leaves growing in Feng Qing were picked ...

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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 Assam...

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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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  • "Purple Voodoo" Purple Black Tea Cake * Spring 2023

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    This is a blend of multiple types of Purple varietal (mostly black) teas from the first flush of Spring 2023 harvest! A painstakingly blended cake ...

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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Gang Gu Shu Hong" Black Tea Cake

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    A lovely old arbor (古树) black tea cake made from Autumn 2022 tea harvested from 80-300 year old tea trees in Man Gang village (Bang Dong, Lincang)....

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  • Jinggu Taliensis Wild Arbor Black Tea

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    This is a one leaf to one bud style plucking of a Jinggu area (Ku Zhu Shan vicinity) Camellia Taliensis varietal.  Camellia Taliensis is a native J...

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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Man Gang Gu Shu" Black Tea and White Tea Cake

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