China Yunnan Tea

China Yunnan tea: see Grand Yunnan and Golden Needle.

Yunnan tea bushes of south-west China may well be native as tea has been produced here for around 1700 years. These bushes produce thick soft buds. The leaf produces an aromatic, sweetish tea that may be taken with milk. Yunnan Province extends from the mountainous north-west of the Province alongside the Burmese border. In the South it shares borders with Laos and Vietnam. The province therefore has a lot of contrasting scenery. China Yunnan tea grows in a subtropical climate: hot summers and mild winters with a season of heavy rain. The soil is red and is rich in organic materials. The old native plants, similar to the Camellia Sinensis var. assamica are old-growth trees which grow naturally in the jungle and forest ecosystems. The leaves picked are large and have a golden-russet colour. This is retained after brewing. Some of China’s most highly regarded black teas are produced here. Yunnan black tea is called “hongcha” in Chinese which actually means red tea but in the West we know it as black tea! Yunnan black tea is also known to locals as “dayeh” as it has a creamy, malty character in the cup. The leaf typically has a long tip. This makes it the ideal basis for white tea – see our Yunnan White Dragon. We also stock a popular Yunnan Green which has a lovely rich, herbaceous character. Yunnan teas have a brisk liquor with good body enabling them to be drunk with milk as a breakfast or afternoon tea.
TEA INSIGHT: Yunnan teas. From: Yunnan Province, south-western China. Types: Mostly black. Can be green, white or pu-erh. Styles: Fujian; milder and softer. Formosa; smokier. Leaf: Varietal has larger leaf akin to Assam. Character: Herbaceous, aromatic, foresty, earthy. Noted for: Complex, creamy maltiness. Health benefits: noted for high catechin content. Look out for: Golden Needles, Grand Yunnan, Pu-erh, Yunnan Green, Yunnan White Dragon.

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    Dian Hong Gong Fu organic

    Dian Hong Gong Fu: organic Yunnan tea. This Yunnan is distinctly tippy ...

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    Organic Golden Yunnan tea

    Organic Golden Yunnan tea

    Organic Golden Yunnan: black tea from south-west China. A creamy, rich aromatic tea ...

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    Yunnan black tea

    Yunnan black tea

    Yunnan black tea: thick buds and soft leaves. Yields a lovely, malty, ...

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    A classic medium bodied Yunnan of special quality. This superior Yunnan is ...

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    Grand Yunnan tea

    Grand Yunnan tea China black

    Grand Yunnan tea China black: richly aromatic. A noticeably tippy, medium bodied, ...

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    Yunnan Golden Needle tea

    Yunnan Golden Needle tea

    Yunnan Golden Needle tea: a superlative China black tea Originates from Yunnan ...

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    Golden Monkey King

    Golden Monkey King: Bronze, well rounded and smooth. From China's Yunnan Province ...

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Service rating : We were a little disappointed that we could not get the cheaper version of Yunnan we had ordered in the past, but as Greys gave us a loyalty discount of £6 and free delivery we were quite happy with the result.
Product : I love Yunnan tea, and Greys are the only regular suppliers we have found for this. /Thank you

Yunnan Superior China black tea

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

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Excellent tea & good value for money.

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

Dian Hong Gong Fu Premium organic

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Service rating : Great service and delivery . Good to see a new robust outer for the free of charge orders and delivered very quickly. Thank you !
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Service rating : Excellent and quick service again, well packaged item.
Product : An excellent tea that I ordered by mistake!!

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Items arrived very quickly in good order.

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Service rating : We were so pleased to find an online supplier for our favourite tea.
Product : This tea is excellent quality, our only 'critiscism' is that we have enjoyed it and are therefore using it too fast!!