Ying Ming Yunnan Black Tea
This is a classic Chinese black tea with a bit of earthiness.
Ingredients: Premium black tea
Caffeine Level: Medium
Brewing Time: 3 - 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 212°F
Yunnan Province is the birthplace of this tea. This slightly earthy, full-bodied black tea is only produced during March and April when the mountain air is moist and cool. Makes a great morning tea - with or without milk.
4/27/2016 12:35 PM
I'm a huge fan of yunnan and this has become my all day e'ery day tea. Also makes amazing iced tea. You can't over brew it, it never gets bitter, it is velvety and soft and delicious. Nice big leaves, decent amount of tips. And at this price, need I say more?
4/27/2016 12:34 PM
good tea good price
4/27/2016 12:33 PM
I found this tea not to my liking, even though I've enjoyed Ying Ming Yunnan from two other sources. When I called Elmwood Inn Fine Teas with my comments, I was very graciously offered a full replacement of my choosing. I asked to sample two other of their Yunnan varieties, and received the samples within just 2 days, all the way from Kentucky to Hawaii! I phoned in my choice, and anticipate many pleasant mornings with Yunnan Imperial from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Yes, Fine Teas and Excellent Customer Service.
Great tea and a great price.
4/27/2016 12:31 PM
This is my favorite tea and has been for a while. I have a subscription for it and get a pound through Amazon every two months.
It comes in a resealable, airtight, opaque bag and I don't notice any sticks, bugs or impurities in the tea.
I read another review that said if you steep it too long it has an off taste. That applies to all teas; they get bitter if you steep too long. Some people thinking steeping longer makes it stronger, which is wrong. If you want it stronger just use more tea. I steep this for about 3 minutes and stir it once during that. It has a dark color, is complex and aromatic, with great flavor. I've tried several others I've found on Amazon, but this is still the best in my opinion. With the subscription, I get it for a little over $20 for a pound, so you can't beat the price. I'm very happy with this.
Fine cup for the price
4/27/2016 12:29 PM
Dark brown/red color, slightly toasty caramel aroma. Nicely wet in the mouth, good astringency without ever becoming over bitter (even when brewed strong like I do...3.5 tablespoons to .75 liters of boiling water for 5 minutes). Missing the complexity of more rare Yunnan teas but often in the morning all I want is a strong silent type by my side. I have been trying to find a bargain every day tea on Amazon and so far this is the only one I will buy this one again.