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China Yunnan

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Cultivated in China’s Yunnan Province, this black China Yunnan tea has a wiry and twisted leaf with distinctive golden tips featured amongst dark leaves. Considered the birthplace of tea, the unique terroir of cloudy and misty mountains in China help produce this unique Yunnan Province tea.

Combining some of the best characteristics of traditional China teas as well as teas from India, China Yunnan tea yields a rich amber-red liquor in the cup when brewed. This teas robust, almost peppery flavor will soon become your favorite!
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Brewing Tips: Our China Yunnan should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. China Yunnan should be steeped for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Decant and enjoy!

How Much Tea Do I Need?

1 pound of loose leaf tea will make approximately 160 cups of brewed tea

8 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 80 cups of brewed tea

4 ounces of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 cups of brewed tea

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Hartley Johnson

    I like to move around through black and green teas, often mixing them, depending on the season and my mood. I consistently love your China Yunnan, for its complex but delicate flavor and aroma. As a morning tea, I'll add a bit of kick with Irish Breakfast (Assam).

    It's also lovely mixed with Jasmine, or Dragonwell Green for a milder brew. For those who want something extra in afternoon tea, Yunnan loves a float of Hendricks Gin! But it's always delicious on its own. I am a third generation Mark T Wendell customer. Their products and customer service are 5 stars. Thank you!


    I cannot understand how a reviewer can give this tea less than 5 stars. It is to me perfection. As they say: "that's what makes horse races". I'm considering making this my regular am beverage -- if only there weren't some excellent alternatives from this excellent source, Congratulations MTW.


    I have sampled most of the Mark T. Wendell black teas, and China Yunnan has become my #1 black tea. I closely guard my supply under lock and key, and I have a dedicated Yixing pot just for this one particular tea.

    The China Yunnan from Mark T. Wendell is the best black tea I have had in my tea drinking experience. My experience is not as broad as many, but I do believe this is a superior black tea.

    It is superb alone, but I recommend a dollop of soy milk to accompany this, if you like that sort of thing.

    I have never been able to brew a bitter or bad cup - despite sometimes sleepily scooping too much into my pot. The flavor is inviting, and there is no strong after burn, or odd mouth feel even after the strongest cups. It is satisfying in every respect.

    K. Strasen

    I cannot begin my day without two cups of this deliciois tea. I brew it fairly strong and have with milk and sugar. Whenever I offer it to a guest, they are always impressed by the delicious flavor. It is wonderful!

    L. Weinberg

    This tea is delicious--refined and aromatic.


    Why Mark T. Wendell Tea Company?

    • Highest Quality Teas

    • Healthy Products

    • Superior Customer Service

    • Family Business

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for my order to ship?

    We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.

    Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?

    All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.

    Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.

    How long does tea stay fresh?

    If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.

    How long should I brew my tea?

    Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!