Yunnan Jig in bulk available for wholesale. Black tea from the Yunnan province of China, the birthplace of tea itself. Yunnan black tea is easily identified by its abundance of soft golden tips, and savory cocoa and black pepper flavors. It is a very forgiving tea; will not taste bitter when over-steeped. Our Yunnan Jig has a sweet, almost creamy aroma. Rich and savory flavor, with a slight cocoa powder finish. Earthy and spicy and soft, smooth mouthfeel and finish. Classic Yunnan. Yunnan tea is arguably the most underrated of Chinese varieties. If you have yet to try it, we would recommend it highly. Our 'Yunnan Jig' would make a great introduction.
This tea contains a high level of caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
The word jig has three definitions. The first, and perhaps most common, is as a lively dance. The second is as a tool designed to guide or hold other tools or work pieces in place. The third, now antiquated definition, is as a trick or practical joke, from which we get the Elizabethan idiom “the jig is up,” pertaining of course to when someone’s trick was discovered. We’d like to humbly submit a new definition though: delicious black tea.
Part of black teas of China sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
fujian baroque, keemun concerto, pu-erh dante, yunnan jig,
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Meet our yunnan jig farmer, Zheng Xing Long
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
“Yunnan is the hometown of tea. Fengqin is one the biggest tea area in Yunnan. Naturally I began to work in tea when I was 18. Now I have worked for more than 25 years.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
“I get up at 6am and go out to work at 7am. The black tea season is around May and June. During that period my main job is to pick up the tea leaves. Normally I spend 8 hours for picking. Because our area is all mountains. I have to climb lots of mountains and take long walks. After picking season, my main job is weeding.”
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
“My favorite part is picking tea leaves. In early morning when I climbing the mountains, I can breathe fresh air. I like the feeling to be in the beautiful green nature.”