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type: black

origin: china

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Yunnan Noir is a black tea from the Yunnan province of China, the birthplace of tea itself. Much of the tea in this southern province is a large leaf variety. Mountains veiled in mist, with clean water and rich soil form ideal growing conditions and contribute to the unique flavor. Our Yunnan Noir is a hand-rolled tea, with leaves tightly curled into a 'black snail' shape. The aroma is sweet with hints of honey and spice. Savory and winey on the palate, with smooth, deep fruity astringency, tremendous depth of flavor, cinnamon bark and nutmeg in the finish. Terrifically textured cup of tea. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

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    • 

      Best black tea I've ever tasted. It is the whole tea experience--from watching the leaves unfurl to sipping the smooth, flavorful, non-bitter tea. The Yunnan Noir stands up to multiple infusions, too. What's not to love?

    • 

      Remarkably smooth, this tea is full of wonderful layers of honey and slight cinnamon. It has a refined taste, perfect for any occasion.

    • CK

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      I don't know if it's just me but this tea didn't taste as textured as others have made it out to be. There were also comments about fruit and honey notes but all I could taste was a wallop of honey on every sip. It's not terrible but not to my taste.

    • 

      This is a wonderful black tea. It's smooth and rich and full-flavored without a hint of bitterness.

    • 

      This is the perfect cup of black tea. It is smooth and sweet and everything you want a black tea to be. I added sugar and cream to make it even more delicious.

    • WF

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      Very good. Smoother than a lot of other black teas out there. A personal favorite of mine. Cheaper than most of the similar golden blacks too so the cost/quality ratio is especially good

    • 

      Not bad, but not my favorite. It's not as malty as I like my black teas.

    • 

      Very good black tea. Not as malty as the kinds I usually drink, but enjoyable.

    • 

      It's a very forgiving tea. I once let a cup of it sit for ten minutes (I forgot about it), and it was not astringent at all. It's smooth and mellow and almost chocolatey, and it resteeps pretty well.

    • 

      Wonderful Dian Hong. Strong notes of malt and chocolate. Could drink this all day every day.

    • 

      This is my absolute favorite black tea. It is bold but smooth and naturally sweet. I don't add anything to it. It tastes rich and thick, but the price tag isn't too bad!

    • MJ

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      Mildly bitter and round in flavor, this tea is one of my favorite mild ones I've tried. Totally a drink-again and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to shy away from the more strong bitter teas like scottish breakfast.

    • GM

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      I love STRONG teas: Lapsang Souchong in the morning and Scottish Breakfast in the afternoon. When I want a smooth and elegant cup in the day, Yunnan Noir is my new turn to.

    • 

      This tea reminds me of Teavana's Golden Monkey. (I haven't tried adagio's Golden Monkey yet.) It's very smooth. Tried it with honey the second time around, and it was delicious.

    • KK

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      Fabulous tea!! Just joined teaclub and this was in my first shipment! I a in LOVE!!💖 I love black teas anyway, but this is the SMOOTHEST black tea I've ever tasted!

    • 

      Such a beautifully complex cup of tea, the flavors are perfectly balanced

    • LP

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      This is my go-to black tea. It's strong but not harsh, just the thing to get me going in the morning.

    • VS

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      Steeping this one the correct amount takes time and patience, but the end result is a warm, earthy tea that's a great replacement for Teavana's Indonesian Gold.