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If Keemuns are the aristocrats of Chinese black teas, Yunnan black teas are the poor but happy cousins. Earthy, almost gutty 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 teas are thought to have originated. Much of the tea in this region is aged to make puerhs.
Dry Leaves Slightly twisted inch-long leaves, it 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 An earthiness characteristic of most Yunnan teas, with some sweetness, edging towards maple syrup. There are hints of spice.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body Medium bodied; somewhat astringent.
Flavors The earthiness continues matching the aroma, with spice notes coming more to the fore.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Tippy Yunnan

Yunnan is the birthplace of tea. The big black leaves of this tea have a touch of gold. Tippy Yunnan brews up medium-bodied and round. It has a good balance of sweet and earthy notes. It has none of the smokiness that overpowers other Yunnans.
Yunnan is the birthplace of tea. The big black leaves of this tea have a touch of gold. Tippy Yunnan brews up medium-bodied and round. It has a good balance of sweet and earthy notes. It has none of the smokiness that overpowers other Yunnans.
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Tippy Yunnan - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-013
$2.00
Tippy Yunnan - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44283
$7.00
Tippy Yunnan - loose 8 oz tin
SKU: 48094
$13.00
Tippy Yunnan - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41689
$22.00

Quick Overview

Yunnan is the birthplace of tea. The big black leaves of this tea have a touch of gold. Tippy Yunnan brews up medium-bodied and round. It has a good balance of sweet and earthy notes. It has none of the smokiness that overpowers other Yunnans.

Customer Reviews

Mark B

4/21/14

Great Tea - Great Value
Average Review:

This is a very nice tea. Earthy, malty with a hint of honey sweetness and astringency almost non existent.
I would have given this tea a strong 4 rating, but the low price of this fine tea elevates it to the top!

Matt A.

9/27/12

Surprising
Average Review:

I have had this tea before from another company, so when I bought it, I was looking for a similar tea. This one is similar. I used to brew for about 3 minutes and strain. The instructions for this tea said to brew for 5 minutes, which I figured would be way too long and that I would get a bitter tea. I was wrong. The tea is almost sweet, naturally. It has a very clean, straight forward black tea flavor with just a hint of sweetness, as I said. I was expecting the same tea I had before, but what I got was better. I'm glad I switched companies.

Ryan

9/18/11

A very good best supprting rather than lead role tea.
Average Review:

This tea has a greenish-brown color and a lightly smoky aroma. The flavor is remarkably smooth with a very slight sweetness. There is almost no dryness and no change in the aftertaste from the taste of the tea itself. The smokiness was not evident for me until after I had consumed about a third of the cup, and even then it was very light. It has an earthy flavor, not as bright and round as an Assam and not as crisp and dark as a Keemun. It takes cream and sugar well and is a rather nice and satisfying cup. I would probably tend to have this tea with a meal or in the afternoon at the desk. It is not as bold a tea as one might want for that first morning cup. Though not incredibly complex, the flavor is quite nice and approachable. I imagine this being a good “accessory” tea, a tea whose flavor is not necessarily meant to be the primary focus of the moment but which would still make a nice, tasty and satisfying treat during a get-together. This is a tea I would serve to a group of guests at a book club meeting or evening poker game, for example, but probably not my first pick for a tasting event or more formal afternoon tea time. All in all this is a very nice tea, worth consideration as a staple for frequent tea drinkers.

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