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Golden Yunnan Black Tea – Organic
Golden Yunnan Black Tea – Organic
A bright, coppery, full-bodied tea from the famous Yunnan province of China. This tea brews into a soft, rounded cup with pleasant, slightly peppery notes. A wonderful example of a high-grade Chinese black tea with abundant golden tips. As an added benefit, it will not become bitter if over-steeped. Moderate caffeine (about half that of a cup of coffee).
Organic Golden Yunnan Black Tea Information
✦ Quantity ✦
This Golden Yunnan Black Tea is carefully blended and packaged by hand in a reusable tin or a resealable kraft bag. Our 3.5 oz. tin or kraft bag makes approximately 40 cups of tea. Our 7 oz. kraft bag makes approximately 80 cups.
✦ Ingredients ✦
Organic black tea (Origin: Yunnan Province, China)
✦ Preparation ✦
Use 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz. water. Heat water to boiling. Steep for 3 - 4 minutes.
Like all teas made from the camellia sinensis plant, Yunnan black tea contains a wealth of health benefits! It contains a moderate amount of caffeine, about half that of a cup of coffee, and is stimulating without creating excessive energy. It has a slightly lower caffeine content than Indian-based black teas such as Irish Breakfast and Assam, and a similar level of caffeine as other Chinese black teas.
Black tea also contains l-theanine, a beneficial compound that helps to reduce stress and anxiety and promote relaxation. Caffeine and l-theanine work together to contribute to alertness and focus without causing the jitters. L-theanine contributes to the soothing, meditative properties inherent in a good cup of tea, and is a safe and effective way to help encourage calm and wellbeing.
Black tea is also extremely high in antioxidants, helping to reduce free radicals and ward off certain types of cancer. Black tea is can also help to promote healthy skin and hair, aid digestion, and contribute to clarity and energy. With all of these health benefits and more, black tea is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle!
Tea has a rich history in China stretching back centuries, and both myth and archeological research indicate that tea may have been consumed in China as far back as three thousand years ago. In China, what westerners refer to as blacks teas are called reds teas, while aged, fermented teas like pu-erh are referred to as black teas. Chinese black teas tend to be slightly lighter and milder than other types of black tea, and are lovely when taken on their own with no need for milk or sugar.
Yunnan province is a region in southwestern China that is famous for its tea production, and is the source of many different kinds of teas, including Yunnan black tea and pu-erh. Yunnan province is located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, and also borders Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. The mild climate and high elevation make it an ideal growing climate for tea. Yunnan province is sometimes considered the birthplace of tea, and the region contains some of the oldest wild tea plants in the country. The methods used to harvest and produce Yunnan black tea as a luxury loose leaf tea, rather than a black tea pressed into bricks or cakes, were developed in the 20th century.
Yunnan black tea is a premium tea renowned in China and beyond for its high-end character and sweet, mellow taste. The tea is set apart by the large number of golden-tipped leaves and buds present in the loose tea, which are an indication of superior quality. Like other Chinese black teas, Yunnan black tea is made from large tea leaves from the camellia sinenensis var. sinensis varietal of the tea plant, and is fully oxidized before being prepared and packaged for consumption. Yunnan black tea is also often known by the Chinese name dianhong, or as Yunnan red tea.
Our Yunnan Black Tea
Like many Chinese black teas, Yunnan tea is lighter and mellower than the more robust Indian black teas, with a rich, malty flavor and a hint of natural sweetness. Yunnan black tea has a low level of astringency, resulting in a mild and gentle cup without any tannic bite. Yunnan black teas often have delicate, golden-tipped leaves, and brew up a bright, reddish color. We’ve named our Yunnan black tea Golden Yunnan in honor of these beautiful striking leaves!
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