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GRAND YUNNAN IMPERIAL black tea

Black Tea from China
Our customers' favorite black tea with a supple texture and honey taste.
$14.50
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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 0.2oz / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 203°F / 95°C

  • Time of the day All day long, Morning

Description

The subtle flavor of this flowery, mild tea is known as the "Mocha of teas" or "Surgeon's tea", as it has the power to revive without over-stimulating the nerves. A splendid leaf with plenty of golden buds.


Our verdict: Flowery and mild, this tea's great character and subtlety has led it to be named the 'Mocha of teas' or "the Surgeons’ tea", as it has the power to revive without over-stimulating the nerves. A splendid leaf with plenty of golden buds. A must for customers of Le Palais des Thés.

Pairs well with: Foie gras.

Duck, pigeon, guinea fowl.

Grilled or roasted beef and lamb.

Story: Yunnan began producing black tea in the 1940’s, at the instigation of the government, who hoped to develop black tea productions for export. The region offers ideal geological and weather conditions for growing tea: red, fertile soil, a misty and humid climate, and a constant average daily temperature from 59 to 73°F all year round, which gave Kunmings, the provincial capital, built at an altitude of 6,560 feet (2000 m) the nickname of “The City of Four Springs”. Tea growing takes up the whole of the south and southwest of the province. The principal variety of tea bush grown is Da Ye, a bush with large leaves used to make Pu Erh. Until recently, Yunnan produced mostly black tea (which the Chinese call red), but because of the great popularity of Pu Erh, production is now primarily dedicated to the manufacture of dark teas.

Together with Keemun, Yunnan black tea is among the best in China. Easily appreciated, since it is very scented and with scarcely any bitterness thanks to the delicacy of the leaf and the number of buds it contains, it is available in a great many grades.

Recipe

Madeleines With Grand Yunnan Impérial

Madeleines With Grand Yunnan Impérial

Serves 4

Preparation time : 30 minutes

View the recipe

Reviews

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4.9 /5

Based on 11 customer(s) reviews

Gail S.   published 02/27/2022 following an order made on 02/01/2022

4/5

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adrianna r.   published 02/17/2022 following an order made on 01/27/2022

5/5

Very flavorful and pleasing. Enjoy loose tea leaves - seems freshest.

Sara R.   published 02/14/2022 following an order made on 01/25/2022

5/5

This is a delicious tea that pairs well with milk.

Elissa W.   published 01/30/2022 following an order made on 12/04/2021

5/5

Very delicious and high quality, good both hot and iced.

Marie J.   published 01/29/2022 following an order made on 01/09/2022

5/5

This is a lighter black tea. I usually enjoy a more robust flavor but it can still be enjoyed with milk and honey and have a lovely cuppa. Which I have been every day. It really is a favorite!

Stephanie M.   published 01/18/2022 following an order made on 12/28/2021

5/5

This black tea is wonderful as a stand-alone tea. It's strong enough to be a morning pick me up but not astringent or harsh.

Dana S.   published 12/12/2021 following an order made on 12/01/2021

5/5

My favorite!

Linda S.   published 12/10/2021 following an order made on 11/30/2021

5/5

Fresh and perfect!

Richard K.   published 12/06/2021 following an order made on 11/26/2021

5/5

I bought this tea as part of a selection for my mother last year. She loved this one so much that she specifically asked for more for Christmas.

Jonathan W.   published 12/01/2021 following an order made on 11/15/2021

5/5

A subtly flavored black tea which is strong enough for morning without overwhelming.

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