This is the first black tea we discovered in Yunnan and it remains one of the best. This whole leaf Yunnan black tea offers clean-tasting, whole-leaf goodness and natural sweetness and a delightful, malty aroma.
Take the extra moment you need to prepare (and share) this tea. It’s 100% worth it.
Brewing & Enjoying WHOLE LEAF Yunnan Black Tea
The spindly leaves of whole leaf Yunnan black tea first need to open up.
- For 5 grams of leaves, add 500 ml really hot or boiled water (or 4 grams for 400 ml, etc)
- Next, wash the leaves (2-3 seconds) and discard the water (the full flavour is yet to come)
- After the initial wash, we recommend steeping the leaves for up to 5 minutes
- The end result should be a strong and sweet tea with a malty finish. The same leaves can last for 3 infusions.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
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.
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
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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.