Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Yunnan China Black Tea Superior possesses a subtle, malty flavour with golden tips. It is no real wonder, then, that this beverage is especially popular as a breakfast tea in China. This rare tea combines light aroma with strength of liquor. It originates from the Yunnan Province; an area in China renowned for its tea production.
Yunnan Black Tea Superior lives up to its name in every way possible. Perhaps most notably, it is ‘superior’ in origin; ‘superior’ in quality; and ‘superior’ in taste. What more could you possibly want? Well, if that wasn’t enough, this tea also offers incredible health benefits.
But what makes the Yunnan Province so special? To start, its history shares a 2,100 year old connection with tea. This is according to records, although some historians believe this connection is older still. The Yunnan Province is located in the far Southwest of China and is known for some of the oldest tea trees in the world, many of which could easily pre-date Yunnan Tea consumption.
During the Shang (c. 1600 - c. 1046 BCE) and Zhou (c. 1046 - 256 BCE) dynasties, the people of the province began to grow tea and served it as a tribute to emperors of the period. However, the mass-exportation of tea to originate from the Yunnan Province did not start until the 18th Century. Much to the surprise of many, this is considered relatively ‘new’ history in terms of tea.
Today, all the tea-producing areas of the province are located at elevations between 1,200 and 2,000 metres. The climate, meanwhile, allows for near-perfect tea-growing conditions. This includes an annual mean temperature of 12 C to 23C, an effective annual heat cumulation between 4,500 C and 7,000 C, and annual rainfall between 1,000 to 1,900mm. Yunnan Black Superior Tea is a perfect example of these excellent conditions.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: The Yunnan Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider milk or lemon with this tea. Alternatively, this beverage is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Sharp, fresh, and unmistakably flavoursome, Yunnan Black Superior is a full-bodied tea with malty notes and smoky undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: Had a scare from the dentist? Make sure that never happens again with Yunnan China Black Tea Superior. New scientific research has only very recently surfaced exploring correlations between frequent black tea consumption and the improvement of oral health. One collaborative study conducted in conjunction with the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa and the Institute of Odontology at Göteborg University in Sweden had the answers.
Participants in the U.S. division of the study were given Black Tea to rinse their mouth with for 30 seconds, five times, waiting three minutes between each rinse. This concept was used to simulate the effect of sipping the average cup of tea. The Swedish division of the study, meanwhile, saw participants rinse their mouth with Black Tea for one minute, 10 times a day. Both co-operating studies discovered that the more participants rinsed, the more their plaque and bacteria levels fell. This is because the Polyphenolic compounds present in Black Tea can kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria from either growing or producing acid. The tea also affected the bacterial enzymes and prevented the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth.
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