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Yunnan Imperial

Yunnan Imperial

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Our Yunnan Imperial is a specially selected, single-estate edition to our collection of Black teas.

Yunnan from China is amongst the oldest teas in the world with it being one of, if not the first, area in the world known to cultivate the tea tree into tea plants and use the resulting leaves to make tea. This long history makes Yunnan one of the most sought-after and varied black teas available. We have selected extremely high-quality leaves with a distinct pepper-spice, complex maltiness and the slightest of floral aromatics that result in a floral, almost rosy finish. 

This distinct and flavourful black tea is perfect to enjoy at any time of day.



To Enjoy

Place one teaspoon per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Add freshly boiled water and infuse for 4 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling. May be enjoyed with milk or lemon to taste.


Black Tea.

Allergens Note: All products are packed in an environment that contains nuts and other allergens.

Our Sizes Explained


Standard Caddy

Our bespoke white and lilac caddy is the perfect way to keep your infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups of happiness.

Refill Pouch

Refill Cartons

The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.

Contains enough for approximately 40 cups (Standard) or 60 cups (Large) of one of our infusions.

Sample Caddy

Sample Caddy

Our small sample size caddy weighs 45g and is the perfect way to try a new infusion or multiple different blends.
It contains enough for approximately 10 cups of goodness. 

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About Yunnan Imperial

Yunnan Imperial Tea is a high-quality black tea that originates from the Yunnan province in southwestern China. Yunnan is renowned for producing a variety of teas, and its black teas are particularly celebrated for their unique flavour profile. Our Yunnan is called in Imperial is used to signify a superior or premium grade of tea within our range.

Yunnan province, situated in the southwestern part of China, is known for its rich tea-growing heritage. The region's unique climate, altitude, and soil contribute to the distinct characteristics of Yunnan black teas.

Yunnan Imperial is a black tea, also known as Dian Hong. The tea leaves are fully oxidized during processing, resulting in a dark colour and robust flavour.

Yunnan black teas often feature golden tips or buds, which are a key characteristic contributing to the tea's appearance and flavour. The presence of golden tips is often associated with a higher quality and a smoother taste.

Yunnan black teas are known for their complex and nuanced flavour profiles. They often exhibit a malty sweetness, with notes of honey, chocolate, and sometimes a subtle peppery or spicy undertone. The flavour can be both robust and smooth, making it appealing to a wide range of tea enthusiasts.

The tea has a captivating aroma, which can be sweet, malty, and sometimes possessing a floral or fruity note. The fragrance is an integral part of the overall tea-drinking experience.

The brewed liquor of Yunnan Imperial Tea is typically a reddish-brown or amber colour, depending on factors such as the specific tea leaves, processing methods, and brewing parameters.

Yunnan black teas, including Imperial grades, can be enjoyed on their own or with the addition of milk and sweeteners. They are versatile and suitable for different brewing methods.