Generally when someone says Yunnan I think Pu er.
So before I even looked at the leaf I figured that’s what this tea was. Even now while I write this and look at the leaves it looks like it could be. Tightly rolled leaves in various shades of brown.
When brewed the wet leaves have a musty, wet earth smell. It’s a relaxing smell in some ways.
Dark, clear amber liquor. An earthy brew with notes of cedar and wet forest floor.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea and Tins
The principal growing regions in Yunnan are located in altitudes of 4,000 to 6,500 feet. At annual average temperatures between 53 F and 73 F, high-grade, black and green qualities are produced.
The very large portion of large, golden leaf tips gives the full sweet-spicy taste and malty, soft aftertaste to the Yunnan Imperial. The large leaf is dark, matt green and contains many bronze-colored tips, the infusion is heavy and dark