Yunnan China black tea Superior

(26 customer reviews)


A classic medium bodied Yunnan of special quality. This superior Yunnan is tippy with a beautiful aromatic quality. Deep gold in colour, it has an appealing smoothness. Brew for five minutes. It can be taken with milk.


Yunnan China Black Tea Superior : aromatic tea

A classic medium bodied Yunnan China black tea is of superior quality. This tea is tippy with a beautiful aromatic quality. Deep gold in colour, it has appealing complexity and smoothness. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for four minutes. It can be taken with milk.

My favourite tea to date "This was my first experience of a Yunnan tea and didn't know what to expect. Upon tasting my first cup I was instantly hooked! The flavour of this tea is very intriguing with a smooth finish and definitely reminds me of a Russian Caravan blend. An excellent tea brewed for the suggested 5 minutes."
"Delightful. Wonderfully aromatic but mellow. Quite the best tea I have tasted. Worth the price. (Retired perfumer)"

Tea from Grey's Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

This Yunnan China black tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin

26 reviews for Yunnan China black tea Superior

  1. Geoffrey Sumner (verified owner)

    Service: Items arrived very quickly in good order.

  2. David Stuart Robson (verified owner)

    Service: A wide range of teas with useful descriptions.
    Nicely packaged.
    Prompt delivery.

  3. Robert Calkin

    Wonderful scent and flavour

  4. Anthony L Flynn

    Service: Great product, fast delivery

  5. Rupert Knowles (verified owner)

    Service: Too many emails and promotions. I buy tea when we run out! For everyday drinking we use Sainsbury’s or Waitrose tea bags. They also make an excellent cuppa.
    Vendor response: We send only two promotional emails each month to customers. Should you wish not to receive these you are can opt-out at the foot of those emails.
    Our English Breakfast is not a strong tea. It contains some Darjeeling for a little lightness.

    Richard Grey

  6. Geoffrey Sumner (verified owner)

    Service: Excellent tea & good value for money.

  7. Theresa Shammon (verified owner)

    Product: Excellent
    Service: Excellent

  8. Hugh Rice (verified owner)

    Service: Arrived next day after ordering, not sure how they managed it. I suspect they are time travellers or wizards of some sort.

  9. Raymond Fulton (verified owner)

    Product: Quite full bodied and smooth with hint of smoke. Distinctively different from Indian black tea.
    Service: Very cluttered website. Difficult to find way back after adding something to the cart.
    Vendor response: We do try to make navigation of our large Tea Store and other pages on our website as easy as possible. We are looking at changing the page to which you are directed after having added an item to the basket so as to make shopping easier.

    The Diamond Jubilee has received good feedback since first blended in 2012. I am sorry that you were disappointed with it.

    Richard Grey

  10. Mr Paul Caine

    Product: Tasty
    Service: Quick service

  11. Jeffery Temple

    Product: Yunnan teas are among my favourites. This one does not disappoint.
    Service: The order was processed and dispatched within a couple of days. The selection was extremely good, the only drawback was my lack of funds… I would have loved to have purchased more.

  12. Ann Thorns (verified owner)

    Service: I have tried three other online sources for loose leaf tea and Greys had the selection of teas I wanted. I liked the website and information about the teas, but it would have been helpful to see the price before clicking to get the details for a particular tea. It was the best experience for buying teas on line and I shall stick to Greys for future purchases.

  13. Tony Turner (verified owner)

    Product: An excellent tea that I ordered by mistake!!
    Service: Excellent and quick service again, well packaged item.

  14. Theresa Shammon (verified owner)

    As always superb tea and excellent service. Thank you

  15. Hugh Rice (verified owner)

    Product: Even better than the normal Yunnan, very high quality and excellent flavour.
    Service: Delivered quickly.

  16. David Phillips

    Service: The courier service is high quality and gets rid of problems of non-delivery by Royal Mail on the 2nd class post option

  17. Hugh Rice (verified owner)

    Product: Favourite variety, and has always been in stock at Grey’s.
    Service: Arrived in good time and in perfect condition.

  18. Andrew Pocklington (verified owner)

    Service: Informative website, great selection of teas and efficient service.

  19. Ken Blackwood (verified owner)

    This Yunnan is a very refreshing cuppa.Have just arrived home after a short break and could not wait to brew a pot of Yunnan.It was superb.Thank you Richard Grey I.I certainly agree with the customer who said it was superior to an Indian black tea.

  20. robert (verified owner)

    my favourite tea from you. wonderful aroma and flavour

  21. Theresa Shammon (verified owner)

    Product: Excellent as ever
    Service: Excellent as ever

  22. Stuart Bates

    my favourite tea to date

  23. parsonr06 (verified owner)

    Good quality Yunnan, smoother and more balanced than many

  24. CHRIS (verified owner)

    First time for this tea. Not as smoky as the Yunnan Black, but with excellent character. More subtle on the palate.

  25. Tony Turner (verified owner)

    Service: Excellent advice, service and product. Richard was very patient with me as a novice leaf tea consumer, he was happy to explain the difference in the teas and to take into account my budget. The teas were a lot fresher than those from supermarkets or national chains

  26. Radu

    This is the best well-priced black tea I have ever drunk—very smooth and pleasant. No milk is needed.

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