Yunnan Noir

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea Leaves
Fruity, Honey, Malt, Sweet, Wet Earth, Cocoa, Earth, Pepper, Smoke, Spices, Toasted, Dark Chocolate, Metallic, Molasses, Roast nuts, Yams, Grain, Wood
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 303 ml

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  • “Sipdown. Infusion number one before I head off to work. (Edit several hours later) So I did like 2.5? teaspoons of this in ~2 cups of boiling water. Didn’t let it steep quite as long this time,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Tea of the morning (my that seems so long ago) shared with the husband, thanks to Michelle! A decent black tea, not astringent, nothing offensive, held up to three infusions but no shining...” Read full tasting note
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From Adagio Teas

Yunnan is a region in China known for growing large-leaf tea. High mountains covered by mist, clean water and rich soil form ideal growing conditions and contribute to the unique flavor of Yunnan black tea. The Yunnan Noir is a hand-rolled version of this famous variety, with tightly rolled leaves into a “black snail” shape. The aroma is sweet with hints of honey and fruit. To the palate it is red wine-like with notes of fruit and cocoa and reveals an intense depth of character with each beguiling sip.

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I was excited when I read the description of this tea on adagios website so I ordered a sample. I brewed a 16oz cup of it with two heeping teaspoons and it was unbearably strong and the taste was so rich it made my stomach upset. I don’t know if I steeped it too long or what (6min). But I didn’t taste any notes of honey or spice.

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13 tasting notes

Tastes like Strawberry Poptarts.

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985 tasting notes

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This one was very reminiscent of coffee. Since I used to be a heavy coffee drinker, this one tasted pretty good if I added the usual coffee dressings of milk and sweetener. I am not sure it is smooth enough to entice me to buy more, though. I will have to give it a few more tries.

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30 tasting notes

I’m mainly a green tea drinker but this was good. Not good enough to buy again but good enough to finish what I bought and move on. I didn’t get the wine notes some have described, rather a simple black tea. I have to admit the aroma is quite unique and pleasant, but when it comes to black tea I’d rather stick with Assam.

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427 tasting notes

This was a pretty strong black tea and well the peppery notes were just too strong to me and I did not steep this very long either.

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33 tasting notes

I found this to be immensely, overwhelmingly cocoa-y, to the point where it was more reminiscent of burnt hot chocolate than tea. Definitely prefer the Jig.

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