Yunnan ‘South Cloud’ is regarded as one of the areas for the Genesis of tea. The Southern part of this province is home to the Mekong and Lancang river basins and for the famous Puer category of teas.
It is also the native home of the ‘Dayeh’, broad leaf tea varietal, which provides unique flavor profiles.
During third century BC, the central area of Yunnan, around present day Kunming (major city), was known as ‘Dian’. Often Yunnan black teas are referred to as Dian Hong teas.
Yunnan Black Teas:
Yunnan black teas vary in their flavor and appearance. Some grades have more golden buds and a very sweet and gentle aroma, without astringency. Others make a darker, brown brew that is bright, uplifting and slightly sharp.
Tippy South Cloud:
Made at a 100% organic tea garden with a mix of black and gold tipped leaves. The golden color emerges during processing and after accurate withering, moisture drying of the leaves.
Few areas in Yunnan contain these type of plants. Other areas known to have golden tipped varietals Hunan and Fujian in China and Assam in India.
Tippy South Cloud is special during late summer months. Since it is a heavily oxidized (darker) tea, it maintains its flavor well over the months.
Water Temp: 200°F
Quality of Water: Spring water/ Filtered Water
Quantity of Leaf (tsp/8 oz): 1
Steeping Time: 3 minutes
Number of Infusions: 1-3