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  • Tippy black tea leaves steep sweetly, rounding off its flavor with an astringent-free creamy flair. 

    Where else could such a blend come from but from the very home of the first tea China's Yunnan Province? 

    This tea is distinctly mild, with no bitter flavor or astringency typical of a black loose leaf tea.

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  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.


There's a reason that tea is such a narrative drink at heart. From source to saucer, each tea brings a wealth of history that one can imagine is packed into each sip. Sometimes the source and flavour match: as with the vegetal, gardenial tones of bush-grown Rooibos. Other times it may surprise: as Yunnan's Jigs dance of spiced, soft, melty tones found in the subdued, misted Yunnan.

Yunnan Jig – which you can spot by the golden-tipped leaves – is a true black tea beloved for many things, from the surprise of its simple presentation and complex flavor, to the playful notes in the diverse flavour collection: such as cocoa and black pepper.

Dark teas are often defined by the high points in their flavors, as its a naturally unassuming base. Unlike oolong or rooibos, this Yunan Jig's distinction comes above the clarity of the black tea baseline. Yet nothing quite takes to tea the way that flavors do to black. A whimsical, memorable alternative to a more standard black, Yunnan Jig is both a curiosity and deserving of proper consideration. As a table tea it excels. With food it is distinct and not overwhelming. Rich, sweet, and readily appealing: Yunnan Jig loose leaf black is sure to delight.

Base leaf: Black tea.

Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties, natural calming.

Flavor strength: Moderate. Primary collection is peppered chocolate over creamy black.

Caffeine: Moderate.

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