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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.

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!

  • 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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  • 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 te...

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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 a...

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  • Yunnan Rose Flowers and Big Snow Mountain Black Tea Dragon Ball

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    What happens when you combine robust Yunnan Black Tea with Rose Flowers?  You get a highly complex and enjoyable tea both wonderful to drink, and ...

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  • Purple Wild Buds Black Tea from Dehong

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    Purple Buds from wild Camellia Assamica Dehongensis were picked in earliest part of Yunnan's tropical spring time and then processed into a special...

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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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  • Jiu Qu Hong Mei "Red Plum" Black Tea

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    Jiu Qu Hong Mei is sometimes Jiu Qu Oolong, and is a relatively unknown black tea produced in the Da Hu Mountain area not too far from the West Lak...

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  • Snow Chrysanthemum Flowers and Big Snow Mountain Black Tea Dragon Ball

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    What happens when you combine robust Yunnan Black Tea with Snow Chrysanthemum Flowers?  You get a highly complex and enjoyable tea both wonderful ...

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  • "Purple Voodoo" Purple Black Tea Cake * Spring 2021

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    This is a blend of multiple types of Purple varietal (mostly black) teas from the first flush of spring 2021 harvest!  A painstakingly blended cake...

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  • Royal Chrysanthemum and Big Snow Mountain Black Tea Dragon Ball

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    What happens when you combine robust Yunnan Black Tea with Royal Yellow Chrysanthemums?  You get a highly complex and enjoyable tea both wonderful...

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  • Imperial 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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  • Imperial Yixing Hong Black Tea from Jiangsu

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    Imperial 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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  • "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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  • Laoshan Village "Joyous Spring" Tea Sampler

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    Take a flight to Laoshan Village near Qingdao in the province of Shandong. A unique region at an altitude of just 300 meters, located near a sacre...

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  • Imperial Grade Bai Lin Gong Fu Black Tea of Fuding

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    Bai Lin (lit. White Forest) Gong Fu black tea is made from Fuding Bai Hao "White Pekoe" varietal tea leaves.  Our Imperial grade is a tippy grade, ...

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  • Da Zhang Mountain Wild Arbor Black Tea of Jiangxi

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    Da Zhang Mountain area is a scenic protected area (in Wuyuan County of Jiangxi province) with many old tea gardens which have enjoyed protected tre...

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  • Tong Mu Village "Chocolatey Jin Jun Mei" Black Tea

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    This is a Tong Mu village area Jin Jun Mei that is processed with low heat and short frying times to preserve the trichomes (leaf hairs) on the lea...

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  • 2020 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 first flush of spring 2020 tea harvested from 80-300 year old tea trees in Man Gang village (Bang ...

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  • Wu Yi "Golden Peony Varietal" Black Tea

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    This is a Wu Yi varietal black tea called “Golden Peony" 金牡丹 that is typically processed into a roasted oolong tea.  By processing into a black tea...

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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 "Dream in Red" Purple Black Tea Cake

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    "Dream in Red" is a wild "ye sheng" varietal tea that was processed into a black tea. Of course, black tea is actually "red" tea in Chinese (红茶)! T...

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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Wild Purple Black" of Yong De Tea Cake

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    This is a wild "ye sheng" varietal tea that was processed into a black tea. Of course, black tea is actually "red" tea in Chinese (红茶)! This expert...

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