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Black Tea - Spring 2024

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 "Black Gold Bi Luo Chun" Black Tea

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    This lovely tea is a classic Yunnan black tea grown in Ning'er county of Simao.  This has been picked as 1 leaf to 1 bud sets and processed careful...

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  • High Mountain Red Ai Lao Mountain Black Tea

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

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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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  • Classic Bai Lin Gong Fu "Golden Monkey" Black Tea of Fuding

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    Bai Lin Gong Fu (aka Golden Monkey) Black Tea is made from Fuding Da Bai Hao "White Pekoe" varietal tea leaves.  Our Premium grade is a one leaf to...

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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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  • Classic Laoshan Black Tea from Shandong

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    Laoshan village is near Qingdao in the province of Shandong at an altitude of just 300 meters.  Laoshan village is also near a sacred mountain, an...

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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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  • 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 inhabi...

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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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  • Jinggu "Da Jin Ya" Camellia Taliensis Black Tea

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    A lovely tea from Yang Ta village in Jinggu county.  Camellia Taliensis varietal tea leaves picked from 40 to 60 year old plantation bushes, and pr...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fruit Aroma Yixing Black Tea

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    First flush harvest black tea from Yixing in Jiangsu.  The home of the world famous Purple "Zisha" Clay Teapots is also an area that produces some ...

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  • Certified Organic Fancy Grade 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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  • 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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  • Classic Yixing Hong Black Tea from Jiangsu

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    Classic 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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  • 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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