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.
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.
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It relaxes me which tastes great.
Delicious tea all around and am incredibly grateful for those who started and work at such a wonderful company, that allows for consumers to buy ethical and conscious, AWESOMESAUCE tea.
Every tea I have ordered from The Little Red Cup has been of the highest quality. Yunnan Black, my favorite, is a fragrant and full-flavored tea. Never harsh. I will never go back to tea bags!
Please watch for the boiling tea leaves to open back up to their original size before adding the 1/4 cup of half and half to the boiling tea.
It is wonderful to look at the excellent quality of the leaves when they are re hydrated.
Thank you very much Little Red Cup of Tea for purveying this delicious experience.
Best wishes to all.
About 10 years ago, before I had discovered Little Red Cup, I bought a pound of a Yunnan Black tea from another company. It immediately became my favorite black tea. They quit carrying it, and I've been looking for that tea now for years. This tea is a bit different, mostly that it's whole leaf, but the taste is nearly identical. It's hard to describe, but very distinctive. Very clean and fresh tasting is the best I can come up with. I'm still fiddling around with the brewing details, but I'm glad I finally found this!
I just bought a tea brewer machine and needed loose leaf tea. I did a Google search and came up with recommendations for Little Red Cup. I ordered samples and a small amount of Yunnan Black. So far I am very pleased!