Yunnan Green Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
The Yunnan province of China is famous for its Black Teas, but that doesn’t mean its Green Teas aren’t great, too. In fact, not only does our Yunnan Green Tea taste great but is it likewise of the finest quality. Yunnan Green Tea is noted for its abundance of silvery tips. It produces a lively greenish colour with a truly refreshing taste. Better still, there are health benefits to be had from frequently consuming this tea.
Don’t believe us? Check out the facts! When enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Yunnan Green Tea can improve cardiovascular health, boost the metabolism, thus promoting weight loss, and even reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey today with Yunnan Green Tea; start your journey with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
The Yunnan Province, home to our very special Yunnan Green Tea, is known for its vast wilderness, ancient communities and, naturally, its top-quality brews. Yunnan Green Tea is one such example but there are many more just waiting to be discovered.
Yunnan borders upon the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou, Guangxi and Tibet (the latter being a much-disputed province often identified as a country unto itself) and neighbours Burma, Laos, and Vietnam. It has very similar climatic and geographical conditions to Assam in northeast India, a region likewise known for splendid teas. However, as already mentioned, Yunnan is best-known for the production of Black Teas, particularly Pu’erh Teas. Yunnan-grown Green Teas are considered “up-and-coming” by many. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we are inclined to agree.
The mass-production of Yunnan-grown Teas exploded in the 1930’s, particularly during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) when many other tea-growing provinces to the southeast became war zones. China needed to maintain its tea production and the Yunnan province was the answer. Today, the Yunnan Tea Industry is bigger and better than ever and is branching out towards the production of Green Tea; our very special Yunnan Green Tea is a truly perfect example of just that.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Origin: The Yunnan Province, Southwest China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Lemon or even honey may be considered with this brew although we believe it to be best served without such accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Consisting of an unmistakably grassy flavour and an enticingly sweet aroma, Yunnan Green Tea is an absolute delight to the senses. Enjoy rich, enjoy smooth, enjoy flavoursome notes with this delightful beverage.
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor with bold green highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Do you want more than a treat for your taste buds? Yunnan Green Tea is where you should begin. But how? According to the American Heart Association, optimal total cholesterol levels should be lower than 200 mg/dL, and “bad” cholesterol levels should not exceed 100 mg/DL. Higher levels than this increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, which are two of the world’s biggest causes of death.
It has been recently established that the polyphenols found in any Green Tea - including, of course, Yunnan Green Tea - can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and boost high-density lipoprotein. Lipoprotein has the ability to sweep away bad cholesterol from vital arteries which, in turn, stops arteries from getting as clogged.
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon