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Yunnan Fancy Loose Leaf

Yunnan is recognized as the birthplace of tea. The flavor of this China black tea stands the test of time.
$33.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Rich spice and honey, with a floral aroma
  • Tea Type
    Black
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    China
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Sku ID #42073

Caffeine Level

Yunnan Fancy Loose Leaf
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Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 4 Minutes

Ingredients

Black tea leaves

How It Tastes

Yunnan Fancy's rich, full body is popular with tea drinkers, coffee lovers, and all who venture to try this tea with the somewhat unfamiliar name. While the aroma is toasty, floral and woodsy, the flavor is honey-sweet with firm fruity and spicy notes. It has a rich and broad body with a tangy-dry finish that is unique and very satisfying.

History

Southern China's Yunnan province borders Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, with India's Assam tea fields not far away. Eighty percent of all known varietals of Camellia sinensis come from this central and storied place. Yunnan Fancy is made from broad-leafed Dayeh, an ancient variety that only grows here. In spite of the long pedigree of Yunnan teas, F.O.P. black teas were developed as late as the 1950's.

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Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.