Yunnan black tea is a wonderful combination of ancient and modern. The tea plant is native to Yunnan province and the neighbouring highlands, so you can be sure that tea grown here is right at home. There are wild tea trees in Yunnan that are nearly 2,000 years old, making them the oldest in the world. And yet Yunnan’s black tea is a surprisingly recent creation. The Chinese tend to drink relatively little black tea compared to green tea, and Yunnan only started making it in the 1930s.
Overall, it is a consistently excellent tea . You do not truly know black tea until you have tried the Chinese offerings, especially Yunnan and Keemun. You may never go back to English Breakfast blend. Or to coffee. Or to your family. It’s that good.