Yunnan Imperial

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Broth, Malt, Meat, Sweet, Floral
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Anlina
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 9 oz / 266 ml

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  • “This is a nice yunnan black – smooth and malty with a hint of minerality and sweetness at the end of the sip. I’m getting some citrus/bergamot notes from this, wondering if that’s the tea, or if...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I grabbed a to-go cup of this, this morning, as I just couldn’t manage sorting out my travel mug and brewing basket. This was pretty amazing. Super malty, a bit sweet, very broth like in a way...” Read full tasting note
    96

From The Tea Emporium

Superior tippy black tea from the Yunnan province in China. Brisk flavour with an slight spice overtone and a sweet honey finish. Complex bouquet.

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This is a nice yunnan black – smooth and malty with a hint of minerality and sweetness at the end of the sip. I’m getting some citrus/bergamot notes from this, wondering if that’s the tea, or if this sample just spent some time snuggled up against an earl grey. Thanks to Anlina for the sample! :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
Anlina

Hmm, interesting. That tea has always been in a sealed package, so I doubt it could have got contaminated in my cupboard, and I’m pretty sure I sent you samples in those little metallic & clear baggies, and I’ve had no issues with cross contamination with those. Just the tea I’m guessing?

Lindsay

I do love those baggies, and so far they haven’t shown any sign of being permeable to scent (unlike my ziplock bags that required double and triple bagging and still didn’t totally work). Where did you get them?

Anlina

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wholesale-Lot-of-95-Silver-tone-Ziplock-Packaging-Wrapping-Gift-Bags-Pouches-/350682101059?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

I order the smallest size for samples – they seem to hold 4-6 teaspoons, so they’re really good for sample sizes. I just ordered some more and it came out to $13 Canadian with the exchange rate (ouch). I’ve ordered from this listing three times now. The first time they took quite a while to arrive, the second time they were surprisingly quick.

One of my favourite things about these little bags is that those tiny, thin ziplock bags that many people send one or two cup samples in fit inside perfectly, so you can just slide the whole sample, label and all, into one of these, and then reuse it when the sample is gone.

I also get these in 13×18 and they easily hold 50g of tea, sometimes I can cram 100g in if it’s a dense tea: http://www.ebay.com/itm/50pcs-Well-Sealed-Fruit-Nuts-Food-Keeping-Stand-Up-Kraft-Paper-Zip-Lock-Bags-/141296324973?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item20e5ead16d

Lindsay

Believe it or not, I’ve actually never order anything off ebay. :) Might be time to start!

Anlina

Those have been the cheapest pouches I’ve been able to find when you look at cost per pieces + shipping to Canada. Totally worth while for me, with my exploding cupboard and inability to sip down samples in a timely manner (also awesome for swaps.) Keeps stuff nice and fresh for so much longer. And both those are good sellers.

OMGsrsly

I ordered those bags too, Anlina! They’re great.

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I grabbed a to-go cup of this, this morning, as I just couldn’t manage sorting out my travel mug and brewing basket.

This was pretty amazing. Super malty, a bit sweet, very broth like in a way that’s quite different than green teas, and almost a note of some rich meat, like lamb.

The second steep wasn’t nearly as interesting as the first, but the first makes this something that I will be picking up.

Flavors: Broth, Malt, Meat, Sweet

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