Our Yunnan Black (滇紅茶) hails from Lincang, a stone's throw from Burma and home to some of the oldest cultivated tea in the world. Hand picked and tightly rolled, the golden tipped leaves produce a deep amber brew — with light notes of grapes and honey. An instant classic.
On Sale For The Lunar New Year!
Yunnan Black is available by 2 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.
Please see our Brewing Guidelines for more information.
My recipe for one cup of chai:
Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil in a pot on your highest heat.
Add 1.5 teaspoon Yunnan Black tea from the Little Red Cup Tea Company.
Add one quarter teaspoon ground cardamon.
Boil until you see the dark tea color.
Add 1/4 cup of half and half to the boiling tea ( heat is still on your highest heat ).
Stir with wooden spoon to prevent skalding.
Lift the pot off of the heat source when the chai begins to boil over with small bubbles.
Put the pot back on the heat source and stir until the chai froths up again.
Remove the pot from the heat source.
Put the pot back on the heat source and stir until the chai froths up again, one last time.
The chai almost boils over three times.
Pour into a cup with a cotton cloth as a strainer.
Add maple syrup to taste.
It's refreshing to have a tea that isn't just crumbs of leaves! These leaves are so whole and complete it's hard to scoop them up with a spoon (that's a good thing)! I drink tea every morning and have been looking for a company that sells a pound of flavorful, organic, and fair trade tea and this is perfect.
I have been drinking wuyuan black for some time but when you offered yunnan black on sale, I wanted to try it. It is Wooonderful.
This tea is beautiful and very tasty. I had another brand under the same name in the house before this arrived. I'm having a hard time finishing it up, as this is so much more enjoyable to drink. The leaves are full and appealing in appearance, and the aroma of the dry tea is absolutely refreshing. Therefore, the actual drinking of the tea is just that much better. Will definitely purchase again!
LRC is the best! I got hooked at the common ground fair...I was desperate, the lrc people had mercy on me and gave me a couple of extra “shots” There isn’t a cup of tea(and REALLY lousy coffe) for sale! Live in so. Me., asked for lrc @ Roux’s on Commercial st...they said they were out , to try health food store around the corner on India st. Asked there and also was told were out.!
So happy to get some by mail. Look8ng forward to more. Thank you . Merry Christmas. Wendy cox