Our selected handmade black tea like most Yunnan teas is known by its full-bodied and slightly sweet flavor. It is is famous for its fat golden buds. Tea brewed from good black tea has a reddish brown color. The aroma is strong sugary and floral with a slight roasted undertone. The taste is smooth and sweet and the aftertaste is refreshing and clean.
1-2 t. tea in 8oz water at 205°F for 4-5 minutes
It is believed throughout the tea world that the Chinese province of Yunnan, which borders Laos, Vietnam, Burma, and Tibet, is the birthplace of the world’s first tea plantations. The tea there is grown at very high elevations ranging from 4500-6000 feet above sea level. The altitude, combined with the warmth and humidity of the highlands creates a natural greenhouse that Yunnan tea plants thrive in.