Tippy Yunnan -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Tippy Yunnan - Loose 1 lb. Bag - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Tippy Yunnan - Loose 4 oz. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Tippy Yunnan

Sale price$ 26.00
Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:1 lb. Bag
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Yunnan is the birthplace of tea. The big black leaves of Tippy Yunnan have a touch of gold, and it brews up medium-bodied and round. It has a good balance of sweet and earthy notes, with none of the smokiness that overpowers other Yunnans.


Black tea.

Mike's Rating

1 Briskness
3 Body
3 Aroma
 Details: If Keemuns are the aristocrats of Chinese black teas, Yunnan black teas are the poor but happy cousins. Earthy and assertive, the teas have a maple sweetness that gives them charm. Yunnan black teas come from the remote region of China down near the borders with Laos and Burma. This is where tea is thought to have originated. Much of the tea in this region is aged to make Pu-Erhs.
 Dry Leaves: It has slightly twisted leaves and is a mixture of dark black leaves and golden tips. This tea is covered by the faintest of film from the golden down.
 Liquor: Yunnan's liquor is a dark caramel.
 Aroma: There is an earthiness characteristic of most Yunnan teas, with some sweetness edging towards maple syrup. There are hints of spice.
 Flavors: The earthiness continues to match the aroma, with spice notes coming more to the fore.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Medium-bodied, somewhat astringent.
 Brewing Time: 4 to 5 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 212¬ļ