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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!

  • 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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  • Osmanthus Flower and Yi Mei Ren Black Tea Dragon Ball

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    What happens when you mix just a touch of fresh premium grade osmanthus flowers with our luscious Yi Mei Ren "Needle" Black Tea from Wu Liang Moun...

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  • 2018 "Drunk on Red" Sun-Dried Black Tea Cake

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    This is a blend of black tea from both the Mengku and Feng Qing area of Lincang.  Both Autumn harvested black teas processed with sun-drying techni...

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  • Mengku "Big Snow Mountain" Black Tea Dragon Ball

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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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  • 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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  • Spring 2014 "Drunk on Red with Snow Chrysanthemum" Sun-Dried Feng Qing Black Tea mini cake

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    First time ever!  A new blend for the year 2014!  This year's production is composed of Spring 2014 first flush Feng Qing material mixed with Snow ...

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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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  • 2015 Yunnan Sourcing "Ying Shan Hong" Purple Black Tea and Snow Chrysanthemum

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    "Ying Shan Hong" is the red-purple Rhodendron flower that once a year blankets the mountains of Yunnan in a red cloak. Our "Ying Shan Hong" cake is...

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

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

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

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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 "Ku Zhu Shan Hong" Black Tea Cake

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    We are very excited to offer a sun-dried, wild arbor, pure assamica varietal Black tea! It's harvested from 100+ year old tea trees growing natural...

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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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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Da Shan" Sun-Dried Taliensis Black Tea

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    Da Shan (lit. Big Mountain) is an area in the northwest of Jinggu county not too far from Bang Dong area (Lincang). Our Da Shan black tea is plucke...

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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Black Tea Cake

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

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    A lovely old arbor (古树) blend of black tea and white tea made from Autumn 2022 tea harvested from 80-300 year old tea trees in Man Gang village (Ba...

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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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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Suan Zao Shu" Old Arbor Black Tea Cake

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    Suan Zao Shu village is one of the most remote villages in the Jinggu area, taking nearly 2 hours from Jinggu town to arrive there. The winding dir...

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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Da Shan" Sun-Dried Taliensis Black Tea Cake

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    Da Shan (lit. Big Mountain) is an area in the northwest of Jinggu county not too far from Bang Dong area (Lincang). Our Da Shan black tea is plucke...

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