Yunnan Lily Black

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Black Tea
Organic Black Tea
Bread, Cream, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Jam, Lychee, Orange Zest, Rose, Malt
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 oz / 352 ml

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From Rishi Tea

Cultivar: Jin Xuan “Golden Lily”
Elevation: 1,850m
Origin: Yunnan, China

Yunnan Lily Black highlights the unforgettable aromas of the Jin Xuan (“Golden Lily”) tea tree cultivar. When processed into black tea, the aromas of East Asian wild rose and lychee develop. This tea is made using a slightly higher drying temperature to draw out those aromas to their fullest potential. 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

Steeping Instructions:

Add 1 tbsp (8g) per 8 oz water. Use 200F water. Infuse for 3-4 minutes and serve. For subsequent infusions, steep 3-4 minutes.
Temperature: 200°F
Time: 3-4 minutes

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Rishi Tea specializes in sourcing the most rarefied teas and botanical ingredients from exotic origins around the globe. This forms a palette from which we craft original blends inspired by equal parts ancient herbal wisdom and modern culinary innovation. Discover new tastes and join us on our journey to leave ‘No Leaf Unturned’.

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My last remaining Rishi tea! This was another one that Todd asked me for a “top up” after his “Sara’s Old Tea Advent Calendar,” so a) I have a lot less leaf to work through for sipdown and b) I expect it to go fast because the last tea that Todd really liked and requested a top up of was really freaking good.

The package instructions suggest 8g for 8 oz of water?! Do they expect me to clean rust off my intestines?! For me, a “stronger” than normal cuppa is adding a gram to my typical 2.5g for 12 oz. Yaaaaaaa… I think I’ll just make it my way, Rishi. 2.5g leaf, 350ml water (boiled to 205F but had cooled to 195F when I realized the kettle was ready… I just decided to use it as was), steeped for 3 minutes(ish).

The steeped cup smells like roses, which immediately has me excited! Also a fruity scent that is somewhere between lychee and orange zest, and a very sweet aroma as well, reminding me of cream. On the sip I’m definitely getting the purported lychee and rose, as well as warm baked bread, honey, and a strong lingering orange marmalade taste after the sip. The tea has a very mild drying sensation after the sip, but the flavors are smooth and lacking any bitterness.

Dare I say this is a Chinese black that is up there with unsmoked lapsang for me?!

During my staycation, I really have to get out of the house some (just too much stir crazy/cabin fever vibes going on), so I’ve decided to visit at least one or two “new to me” local, independantly/family-owned businesses in my community that I have never been to. Today I found a cupcakery I didn’t even know existed! I got a Cookies & Cream, Apple Cinnamon, and Lemon Blueberry cupcake, and am enjoying this cuppa with the Lemon Blueberry one for teatime. It is wonderful paired with the bright, tangy and sweet citrus notes of the cupcake!

Flavors: Bread, Cream, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Jam, Lychee, Orange Zest, Rose

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

Those cupcake flavors sound delicious! We’re considering checking out a doughnut shop near us this week. Their doughnuts are $3.50, so if they’re not 3.5 times better than our usual place, we won’t be back :P


Agreed, those cupcakes sound tasty. It’s always fun to check out local businesses, especially if treats are involved!


Cupcakes! Sounds like a good day overall.

Mastress Alita

I was highly amused that my cat took interest in the Apple Cinnamon one. She tried eating the wrapper, haha. Testament to their tastiness.

Martin Bednář

Oh those cupcakes sounds super great!


We lost our Smallcakes (fancy pants cupcake boutique) about a year ago and I am sorely missing it.

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This is the 9th day of Sara’s Old…
WHAT? Wow, this is amazing. Strong notes of malt and honey, super smooth.

Mmm, I may have to order some of this.

Flavors: Honey, Malt

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mastress Alita

At least some of these 2017 teas still have some flavor!

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