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Yunnan Old Bush Organic Black Tea - Spring 2021

5 reviews

A full bodied Organic black tea from Yunnan, China with chocolaty, caramel and floral notes that delight the palate. Lighter in body than our other Yunnan tea, but sweet and balanced.  Manufactured by a small tea farm committed to producing excellent, good value teas.

DRY LEAF: Well picked, wiry and full of golden tips with a mix of sweet floral and wheat fragrance.  

WET LEAF: Dark woody color with a floral-fruity nose. Almonds, rose, apricot and some of the notes.

CUP: Amber liquor with an aroma of cacao, slight malt and dark honey notes. On the palate you get mid-to-heavy body with notes of chocolate, light tannins, and flowers. It is brighter and slightly lighter than our regular Yunnan Gold tea.


   1 tbsp or 3 gm per 8 oz cup

   195 F

   3 mins. Second steep 5 min.


Simao region, Southern Yunnan. Inhabited by Wai tribe.
Harvested: March 2021
60-year-old bushes 


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Linda H.
United States United States
Just what I needed.

I was looking for a bolder tea to supplement my stash at home. Jane recommended the Yunnan Old Bush and I've been pleased. Love Happy Earth Tea and everyone who is part of the business!

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So glad you're enjoying the Yunnan Old Bush Linda! Thanks for your kind words. We are grateful to have such amazing customers and friends!

Kathleen D.
United States United States
great cuppa

I love Yunnan black tea. This is smooth and flavorful. Nothing not to like.

Happy Earth Tea

Glad to hear you're enjoying the Yunnan Old Bush. We were fortunate to procure this excellent tea last spring. May it keep you warm this winter Kathleen.

John L.
United States United States
Superlative Yunnan Tea!

This is, quite literally, one of the best Yunnan teas that I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. It is sweet with notes of chocolate and caramel, as well as an apricot fruitiness. There are pronounced, wonderful floral notes - Almost roselike. I also detected a subtle hint of almond. I would definitely describe this Yunnan tea as Darjeeling-esque in both aroma and taste - The love child of a Yunnan and Darjeeling if you will. A single steep with a water temperature of 200-203F for four minutes worked best for me. This tea will be a permanent item of my tea pantry for sure! Happy Earth Tea has the fastest shipping I have encountered. I can’t wait to try the generous sample of Colombian tea they included with my purchase. Thank you Happy Earth!

Kyle T.
United States United States
Possibly the best black tea I have ever had?

I usually go for oolongs, but I tried this tea because I was looking for something I wouldn't feel guilty about brewing western-style when I am pressed for time in the mornings, and it blew me away! Somehow, this tea has some of those same salty, creamy, roasted notes of my favorite oolongs combined with the warm caramels of black teas that I like. Highly recommended!

Sandra M.
United States United States
Good light flavor

Nice tea. Light.