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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!

  • Competition Grade Jin Jun Mei Black Tea

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    This is a competition grade Jin Jun Mei made from pure buds. The processing of this tea is done in several stages to gradually coax out the chocola...

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  • Sweet Potato Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea

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    The grower of this Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong (正山小种) calls this "Sweet Potato" (红薯) Xiao Zhong.  The processing and roasting of this tea was done with t...

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  • Traditional Smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong * Lapsang Souchong Black Tea

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    Our traditional smoky Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, popularly known as "Lapsang Souchong" was expertly processed using pine wood smoke! The tea is a lovel...

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  • High Mountain "Tu Cha" Black Tea from Wu Yi Mountains

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    This is an experimental varietal growing in the west of Wu Yi Shan township area. It's called 高山土茶, and is a perfect varietal for producing black t...

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  • Pure Gold Jin Jun Mei Black Tea of Tong Mu Guan Village

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    Pure Gold Tips expertly processed to enhance and preserve the hairy fuzz on these tiny little buds. Tong Mu Guan Village near Wu Yi in Fujian is th...

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  • Classic Robust Jin Jun Mei Black Tea of Fujian

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    This is a classic styled Jin Jun Mei that was processed to remove the fine hairs (脱毛) giving it a more robust dark chocolate character.  Although, ...

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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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  • 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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  • Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong of Wu Yi Fujian Black Tea

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    Classic Wu Yi mountain black tea varietal "Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong" means literally "from Wu Yi Mountain Small Tea Plant."  Our offering is processed...

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  • Old Bush Lapsang Souchong Smoked Black Tea

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    This is a premium Lapsang Souchong (smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong) black tea harvested from old plantation bushes in the Wu Yi area of Fujian. The t...

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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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  • Tong Mu Village "Hua Xiang" Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea

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    An amazingly fruity and sweet Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong varietal black tea grown in Tong Mu Village area of Fujian! Viscous, sweet, fruity and incredib...

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  • Premium AA Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong of Wu Yi Black Tea

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    Our AA grade Premium Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is picked in a 2 day window when the bud/leaf sets are small and tender.  The tea is expertly wilted und...

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  • Wild Jin Jun Mei Black Tea from Wu Yi Mountains

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    Jin Jun Mei growing wild and unmanaged in the Wu Yi Mountains of Fujian.  This Jin Jun Mei grows in the same areas as Wu Yi's famous Rock Oolongs a...

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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 ligh...

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  • Introduction to Jin Jun Mei Black Tea Sampler

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    Jin Jun Mei is one of the most classic Fujian black teas.  Typically Jin Jun Mei is a small leaf pluck rendering a potent and aromatic tea.  Growin...

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  • Wild Plantation Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong Black Tea

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    This lovely black tea was grown in an untended plantation in the Wu Yi area of Fujian.  First flush of spring tea was plucked from Zheng Shan Xiao ...

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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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  • Wu Yi Mountain "Huang Guan Yin" Black Tea

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    Huang Guan Yin (Ming Ke #2) is a hybrid that was developed over 20 years (1977-1997), by the Fujian Tea Research Center and was officially accepted...

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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 Mei...

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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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