Yunnan Organic Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Organic Black Tea
Flavors
Baked Bread, Malt, Molasses, Caramel, Cocoa
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Jason
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “This is a sample I’ve held on to for a while. Right now, I’ve got massive amount of black tea samples to sift through before I allow myself to buy more, and this was one of them. It’s not bad in a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m finishing off this sample and wondering why I didn’t rate it the first time I tried it. Maybe I just couldn’t think of much to say about it, which is sort of the problem I’m having now. It’s a...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “Oooh, I like how rich and smooth this tea is. It’s got that malty thing going on as well as a gingerbread/cocoa notes that I enjoy so much in my Chinese blacks. It’s a decent tea, and I am glad I...” Read full tasting note
    74
  • “I think this is the tea that I drank today? It says “Thé Noir/Black Tea” on the package. Ahh well. I got this from the Marco Polo TTB and it’s pretty good! I love Tea at Sea tons. I’ve had some of...” Read full tasting note

From Tea At Sea

Grown in Menglai Hill, Yunnan 1200m-2000m above sea-level this tea is earthly, light, refreshing with hints of caramel.

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5 Tasting Notes

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71 tasting notes

This is a sample I’ve held on to for a while. Right now, I’ve got massive amount of black tea samples to sift through before I allow myself to buy more, and this was one of them. It’s not bad in a Generic Chinese Black Tea sort of way, but it’s not great either. Malty, a little more bitter than I’d like — and also a bit bland. I think its price basically reflects this (CA $4.95/50 grams). It’s reasonable, but I still wouldn’t pay for shipping from Canada to get more of this. There are a lot of broken, crushed leaves, which may be what makes this tea more bitter than I’d generally expect from a tea like this. I needed to add sugar to it in order to drink, and that’s not something I generally do with better quality Chinese teas.

I’ve not been particularly impressed by any of the teas I’ve tried from this company, but I know it’s new so I’m not writing it off forever. It will be interesting to watch the company grow — and to see if the tea selection improves.

I did brew it Western style, which may not have helped matters. But I did it per the instructions provided on the packet because I was in a hurry. 2 tsp., 2 cups water, 4 minutes, 100 degrees C. Also… Really, such small broken leaves don’t lend themselves to gongfu brewing.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt, Molasses

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
kristinalee

Wait a second… Now I’ve just realized they’ve got about 50 retail locations throughout Quebec, Ontario and even into the US. If I had known this, I’d have given it a lower score. The company is new, isn’t it? I remember getting these samples right when they opened? This sort of quick expansion seems like a recipe for disaster, and not a good idea for a new tea company. They’re into wholesale too? When did this happen? There must have been a ton of money put into it at the beginning if they’re this big after just a few months.

cookies

I wasn’t impressed with the samples I received either. I’m not entirely sure how the expanded so quickly. Good business owners I guess?

kristinalee

Good business owners, maybe… t least good marketers. Or just independently wealthy starting out?

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347 tasting notes

I’m finishing off this sample and wondering why I didn’t rate it the first time I tried it. Maybe I just couldn’t think of much to say about it, which is sort of the problem I’m having now. It’s a rich, malty black tea? There’s a flavour note here that I just can’t identify, boo. It’s good, but I don’t feel the need to acquire more of it.

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296 tasting notes

Oooh, I like how rich and smooth this tea is. It’s got that malty thing going on as well as a gingerbread/cocoa notes that I enjoy so much in my Chinese blacks. It’s a decent tea, and I am glad I got the Yunnan sampler pack from [email protected] although I did enjoy this tea, it is not as good as my Fujians more. A great cup of tea to have while being grateful that I am indoors :P

Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Cocoa, Malt

tea-sipper

Oh my gosh, I almost tried this one today too. haha.

TheLastDodo

Haha, get out of my tea-head!

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683 tasting notes

I think this is the tea that I drank today?
It says “Thé Noir/Black Tea” on the package.

Ahh well. I got this from the Marco Polo TTB and it’s pretty good! I love Tea at Sea tons. I’ve had some of their samples before and they seem like a really nice tea company! This was a pretty smooth black. No bitterness whatsoever when I steeped it, even when I accidentally oversteeped it ahahhah

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294 tasting notes

I ordered from Tea at Sea almost 2 months ago, and still haven’t tried most of the teas I got. So today I decided to finally try the sample I bought of this.

The aroma is malt and bread and cocoa. The taste is more malt and bread, but not as much cocoa (but it is there). This is not bad at all, and I wish I was into blacks when I placed my order, because I wish I had more than just the sample I bought.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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