Grown in the Yunnan Province, this black tea is of special note as it enjoys ideal climatic and soil conditions for growing tea and delivers an exceptional broad tea leaf.
Grown in close geographical proximity to Assam in India, Yunnan's processed teas also have a similarity in flavour to Assam teas. Only small quantities are produced each season which contain many gold tips, making this tea very valuable to the consummate tea drinker.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Yummy Review by Mervette
it has its own flavour that's spicy and sweet. it could be an acquired taste but I love it. it's my treat tea. really yummy.Posted on 2018-09-12
My favourite black tea Review by Ray
Hard to drink anything else after Yunnan!Posted on 2015-11-23
I can't imagine putting milk in this tea Review by Arteest
It's so soft, smooth and sweet, it's pretty wonderful all by itself.Posted on 2014-12-21
Another yum! Review by Karen
I drank this tea this morning as part of my learning curve. I'm trying different teas--exploring. I'm finding that I like almost every tea I try. I think as long as the tea is a well produced tea, and not steeped too long or at the wrong temp, I will like it. I just have to accept the differences between teas. Well, except for Keemun. *grimace* That being said, I didn't think I'd like this one as I had a bad experience with another brand. This Yunnan is so smooth, with no astringency. It has a lush, slightly spicey taste that I really enjoy. For me its a soothing tea but it is a strong tea. I'm sensitive to caffeine but I do like my tea strong! I'll buy more Yunnan and I reccomend it to thosse who like a nice dark cuppa. But I am concerned about metals, pesticides, etc. and I hope more tea growers will grow tea using sustainable methods.Posted on 2014-12-01
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!