Yunnan Black Tea

(33 customer reviews)


  • Yunnan black tea: thick buds and soft leaves.
  • Yields a lovely, malty, spicy, robust tasting tea with a deliciously heady aroma.
  • It is akin to Assam but with a classic blacker leaf and more complexity.
  • Yunnan, in North West China is near the Burmese border.


Yunnan Black Tea: thick buds & soft leaves from SW China.

This great Yunnan  black tea yields a lovely, malty, spicy, robust tasting tea with a deliciously heady aroma. It is akin to Assam but with a classic blacker leaf and more complexity. Yunnan, in South West China is near the Burmese border. This is a large-leaf FOP grade tea. Try with a dash of milk. Use one teaspoon per person and one for the pot. Infuse for four minutes.

Deep-Toned Smoky Tea “A superb Yunnan Black tea, with its characteristic smoky flavour and deep notes. Practically no tannins and very ‘clean’ on the palate. Can be drunk black. Or if you fancy the taste of ‘Thai Iced Tea’, try this with milk and sugar. Indispensable on a warm summer afternoon.”


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 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

Weight N/A
Packing Option

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

33 reviews for Yunnan Black Tea

  1. stiofansuilleabhain

    I really love this tea. Yes I do. I really love this Yunnan for me and for you.

  2. cjh

    A tea of excellent quality, with abundance of flavour and a soft, smoky, finish.

  3. Theresa Shammon

    As always an excellent product and a prompt excellent service.

  4. Valerie

    A tea to savour. Really excellent flavour. Recommend this tea.


    Excellent flavoursome tea. Full body with a defined smokiness.

  6. Chris

    Always a speedy and reliable service


    This tea has become a permanent fixture on my want list. The quality never wavers.

  8. Chris

    Good value quality tea. Appealing smoky notes

  9. Chris

    Good value quality tea. Appealing, smoky falour.

  10. CHRIS

    A regular selection. Never disappoints. Recommended.


    Quality tea. Can be enjoyed at any time. Great service.


    Good value and great service from Grey’s.


    Now a firm favourite. Service and quality of product always of a high standard.

  14. Ken Blackwood

    Black Yunnan is our favourite tea and never disappoints.It is consistently excellent with a superbly tasty and refreshing finish.


    First opportunity to sample this tea. Was a delight – full bodied with a soft smoky finish. Wonderful any time of day.

  16. bob1

    This is a really excellent tea; quite strong, tolerant of being over-brewed and good with milk.

  17. ragsgsd

    This is my favourite Yunnan tea. I have tried other more expensive Yunnans, but this one just has that special something about it which I prefer.

  18. Ken Blackwood

    We love this Yunnan and particularly like it’s strength and delicate aroma for breakfast and mid-morning. It is not an expensive tea and we highly recommend it.

  19. Bernise Williams

    This is my third review, greys teas is the only place we can buy our favourite Yunnan tea! Keep it coming!!

  20. Bernise Williams

    Product: Have used this for several years , excellent
    Service: Order delivered quickly and very well packed

  21. robert

    A good basic Yunnan.

  22. Geoffrey Sumner

    Service: Excellent tea & good value for money.

  23. Hugh Rice

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

  24. Bernise Williams

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

  25. Christine Barnett

    Product: A lovely Yunnan which can be drunk at any time during the day. I have tried other Yunnan varieties, but I this one is my favourite by far.
    Service: A tea which I had ordered online was actually out of stock. Mr. Grey telephoned me straight away to inform me and offered either a substitute or a later receipt of the tea involved. It was nice to be telephoned about the item involved rather than find out when the rest of the order arrived.

  26. Mark Upton

    Service: excellent

  27. Hugh Rice

    Product: The best kind of tea.
    Service: Arrived in good time and in perfect condition.

  28. Hugh Rice

    Product: Excellent flavour, we have a pot every Saturday morning.
    Service: Delivered quickly.

  29. Theresa Shammon

    Product: Excellent as always.
    Service: Quality of service is impeccable and cannot be criticised. Quality of tea, as always, excellent.

  30. Paula Turner

    Service: Good service, great quality tea, very pleased to find the Ceyon especially

  31. Russ Fenton

    Service: Excellent service

  32. Anonymous

    Deep-Toned Smokey Tea
    Pleasant but not memorable

  33. Bernise Williams

    Product: Have used this for several years , excellent

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