old arbor black tea

Lincang Old Arbor BLACK TEA (50 g & 100 g)


With enveloping aromas of wood smoke and dark chocolate, this black tea is one to really savour


Product Description

Some black tea fails to excite. After a sip or slurp, it hits the palate and kind of stays there. That’s not the case with premium old arbor black tea.

Our wild-harvested Lincang Old Arbor Black Tea is a generous tea with bold, potent flavours. It also has a malty sweetness that lingers on the tongue. 

This old arbor black tea is an amazing product. And it proves that black teas have always had the power to surprise and delight the senses. 

Put simply, we love this tea!

Brewing & Enjoying Lincang Old Arbor Black Tea

First, open up the spindly leaves.

Add really hot or boiled water to about 5 grams of leaves. Wash the leaves for 2-3 seconds and discard the water (the leaves need to open up a bit to provide the full flavour).

Next, keeping the same 5 grams of leaves, steep for 5 minutes for strength and sweetness.

NB: the “bitter chocolate” taste of this old arbor black tea comes through more strongly when it is steeped with really hot but not boiling water.

Finest Sencha

This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried


MATCHA (Unkaku: ‘Crane in the Clouds’)

Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!

Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.

by Konrad Markham on Blank Product Name
The Bordeaux of teas

This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.

The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description

by Konrad Markham on Whole Leaf YUNNAN BLACK TEA
Naturally malty and creamy black tea

As someone who doesn't normally drink black tea, this tea would convert me.Naturally malty and even creamy, something I haven't tasted before in a black tea.Fantastic flavour and would match brilliantly with milk and as a base for a chai tea.

A really unique Japanese green tea blend

As someone who loves the intense flavour of straight matcha and traditional genmaicha, I thought this blend was a bit odd just from reading the description.But after trying it wow. You get the traditional genmaicha flavour but the added dusting of matcha dials up the flavour intensity without overpowering it. Great for those whom matcha is a bit too overpowering and want something more for everyday drinking.

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Additional Information


Wild tree


Spring 2016


Mengku township, Shuangjiang county, Lincang, southwest Yunnan province, CHINA

Bag Sizes

50 g, 100 g

Brewing Guide

5 g, 450 ml, 95-100⁰, 5 min., up to 3 infusions


Airtight dry storage (comes in a sealed, zip-lock bag. BPA-free)

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