Yunnan Lily Black
Garden Direct Organic Black Tea

  • 100g

  • 20 servings
    $0.75 per cup
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Cultivar: Jin Xuan "Golden Lily"
Elevation: 1,850m
Harvest Date: April 2017

Yunnan Lily Black highlights the unforgettable aromas of the Jin Xuan ("Golden Lily") tea plant cultivar. Also used for our Yunnan Orchid Green, Jin Xuan gives off aromas of East Asian wild rose and lychee fruit when processed into black tea. Our Yunnan Lily Black is grown in a biodiverse and exceptionally well-managed organic tea garden on Wa Shan Mountain, which is named after the Wa ethnic minority group who calls it home. The Wa Shan Tea Garden can be found on southwest border with Myanmar, in a region with a rarely lush microclimate in an otherwise drought-prone province. Yunnan Lily Black is an excellent tea for brewing in the Gongfu Cha style, using a Gaiwan or Yixing teapot to capture and savor the persistent, lingering rosy aroma that this tea has to offer.



Tasting Notes: Exotic black tea with a lush aromatic bouquet of wild rose and lychee.

Ingredients: organic black tea

Wa Shan Tea Garden, Yunnan province, China
Tea: 1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz water
Temperature: 200°F
Time: 3-4 minutes
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By Tiffany on July 1, 2017
Akron, OH United States
This is my new favorite. It's beautifully balanced, the lychee/fruity nose evens out the bitterness of the black tea. Just the aroma of this tea makes me happy. It's great hot or on ice. Exactly what one could say is a perfect black tea.

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By Joan on February 28, 2017
Wichita, KS United States
Tried the teaser size of the Yunnan Lily Black tea w/o any special preconceptions. It is SO wonderful - clean, fresh, not in the least bitter - I could not wait to get more! Thx for such speedy handling and shipping!

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By Karisha Kirk on November 13, 2016
Bloomington, IN United States
This tea was a delightful surprise! I didn't have any expectations from the sample I ordered, but now I'm back to get a large bag and hoping it shows up soon, as I only have one more serving to go!

I can't describe the flavor or scent well, but there is something flowery in it. It's light for a black tea, I think.

The other reviewers described it interestingly, but they didn't love it like I do, which puzzles me.

I was really excited to get the Earl Grey, as I love Earl Grey, but this is the one I'm the most obsessed with. (Rishi Earl Grey is the best I've had of that type though.)
Owner Response: Thanks Karisha! We love Lily Black too. It is made from a tea bush cultivar that is typically grown to produce oolong tea (Jin Xuan), so that is why it is so aromatic. Enjoy!

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By David A. Mihaila on July 14, 2016
Diamond Head, HI United States
The competing notes of blossoming flowers and summer hay will suit the most discriminating curmudgeon at the morning breakfast table.

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By Tammy Roth on September 14, 2015
Jersey City , AL United States
A solid, flavorful tea with an every day drinkability. The nose is lychee, rose, and pineapple. On the palate there are very distinctive rose and lychee notes and a bit of pleasant astringency. An elegant tea for early evening.

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