Grand Yunnan

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Chinese Black Tea
Flavors
Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Leather, Malt, Pepper, Smoke
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Andrea Stephens
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 9 oz / 275 ml

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  • “Summer Vacation! I’m up early (on my day off, uggggggh) so I fixed a Chinese black tea in a travel mug to take on my way out the door. This is just another of those quick T2 samplers, this time a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I am not impressed at all with this tea. None of the smokiness comes through, and the maltiness is weak too. Overall a pretty flat tea. In my opinion (but I could be wrong here), the dry leaves...” Read full tasting note
    36

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Steeped in history, this is one of the world’s most sought after black teas. Grown high in mountains veiled by clouds, the Chinese have produced highly-prized teas in this part of the Yunnan Province for more than 1700 years. The leaf reveals a multitude of golden tips covered with fine down. Grand Yunnan is a complex brew with exquisite chocolate and orange aromas and a wisp of smoke. A smooth, deep flavour with a crack of pepper that is well-balanced and has a silky, bittersweet finish. A topgrade tea that provides refined, complex enjoyment.

Brew: 1 teaspoon per 200mls, brew 2-4 minutes in water at 100 degrees Celsius. Good for 1-2 infusions.

Serve: As is

Flavour: Fresh, Smoky, Traditional

Strength: Light

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Summer Vacation! I’m up early (on my day off, uggggggh) so I fixed a Chinese black tea in a travel mug to take on my way out the door. This is just another of those quick T2 samplers, this time a Yunnan black.

This is a very rich black tea; the brew is dark and the aroma is very malty with lots of spicy notes. Despiting being a very full black tea, it isn’t bitter or astringent. The tea is very malty is flavor, with what reminds me of a savory barbecue flavor because I’m getting lots of peppery spice and smoky notes that just somehow make me feel like I’m in a Korean BBQ restaurant. There are perhaps some deep leathery notes and dark bittersweet cocoa notes, but not as strong as the smoky spice. It’s a solid Chinese black, and reminds me a lot in terms of flavor to the Keemun Concerto by Adagio that I sampled recently, though between the two I think I liked the Keemun Concerto just a touch more, since it had a few more earthy notes that came out.

Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Leather, Malt, Pepper, Smoke

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 350 ML
Evol Ving Ness

VACATION! Hurray! Have a swell time!

Mastress Alita

Oh no, I’m not on vacation (ya, if only… my job has been kind of a butt about me taking any time off at all, even being sick when I have approved Family Medical Leave Act for chronic migraine on file). I do monthly themes for my reviews each month. August’s theme is this:
“My Monthly Tea Theme: Summer Vacation! A sampling of pure teas from a variety of different countries from around the world!” This week I’m doing China, I will probably move to Japan next week, and wrap up the last week with Taiwan/Thailand/Vietnam.

Probably was explained on whatever my first review of the month was, but also is listed on my profile. Last month I was doing fruity teas under the moniker “A Berry Frui-tea July!”

mrmopar

I have the same trouble about off days at work as well.

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I am not impressed at all with this tea. None of the smokiness comes through, and the maltiness is weak too. Overall a pretty flat tea.
In my opinion (but I could be wrong here), the dry leaves already reveal that this is not a great tea. They are far too orangey. This tea is supposed to have a few golden buds, whereas here most of the leaves are orange – not a good sign in my view.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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