Yunnan Black Tea
1. What is Yunnan Black Tea?
As the name suggests, Yunnan Black Tea is a black tea that is produced in Yunnan Province, located in southwestern China. This area is renowned for its high-quality teas, and Yunnan Black Tea is no exception.
The leaves of this tea are oxidized until they are a deep black color, resulting in a tea that has a mild, naturally sweet taste.
2. What are the benefits of Yunnan Black Tea?
The naturally occurring polyphenols found in this tea have been shown to increase the body's immune function, protect against cancer, and reduce inflammation. Since Yunnan Black Tea is naturally sweet, this tea does not require any additional sweeteners or flavorings of any kind. Additionally, since Yunnan Black Tea does not contain caffeine, this tea can be enjoyed by those who are sensitive to caffeine.
3. How to make Yunnan Black Tea?
Typically, Yunnan tea is prepared using a gaiwan or a Yixing teapot. For best results, we recommend that you use a mesh strainer when pouring your tea into these vessels in order to catch any loose leaves.
Step 1. Fill your teapot with fresh cold water and heat it until it just begins to boil. Temperature is about 95°C (203°F)
Step 2. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a moment before adding your tea leaves.
Step 3. Add about 2 grams of tea leaves for every 200 ml of water.
Step 4. Steep the tea leaves for 3-5 minutes.
Step 5. Once the desired brew time has been reached, remove the leaves then serve.
4. How much caffeine content is in Yunnan Black Tea?
Since Yunnan Black Tea is caffeine-free, it can be enjoyed by those who are sensitive to caffeine.
5. How to store Yunnan Black Tea?
Yunnan Black Tea can last up to one year if properly stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and strong odors. The longer this tea stays unopened, the longer it will last.
6. Side effects of drinking Yunnan Black Tea?
There are no known side effects of drinking Yunnan Black Tea. This tea can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or gender. As with all teas, if you are allergic to caffeine, please consult your doctor before drinking this tea.
7. What does Yunnan Black Tea taste like?
The leaves of this tea are oxidized until they are a deep black color, resulting in a tea that has a mild, naturally sweet taste. Additionally, since Yunnan Black Tea does not contain caffeine, this tea can be enjoyed by those who are sensitive to caffeine.