Chinese Breakfast™ - Yunnan Black Tea - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Yunnan Red
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Yunnan, China
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Chinese Breakfast™ - Yunnan Black Tea

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 15, 2013

Commercial Description

Our Chinese Breakfast black tea includes the flavorful golden tips of the tea leaves to create this gourmet Yunnan style of tea. It is malty and full-bodied with lingering floral notes.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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A classic Yunnan black tea, unusually smooth for a tea bag. Aroma is complex, with hints of cocoa, wood, and fruit. Peppery finish, characteristic of Yunnan teas.

I recommend a longer steeping time (5+ min). This tea is not as aromatic as a loose-leaf Yunnan, and its flavor is mild so you can steep it for a long time without it becoming too bitter or astringent.

A very well-executed tea and the first Yunnan I've had in a tea bag, among the best black teas I have had yet from a simple tea bag. Yet fairly expensive for what it is. For the price of a box of 16 bags, I could order far more loose-leaf tea. This is something I'd be happy to order in a cafe but it is priced too high relative to loose-leaf tea for me to buy it for regular use.

I will note, however, that it does have organic and fair trade certification, so factoring this into the price may make it seem more reasonable.

I do have one final comment. I notice Numi claims a trademark on the name Chinese Breakfast. This seems an overzealous attempt at trademarking, and it makes a somewhat bad impression on me, like the company is trying to overreach with its branding or intellectual property. Numerous other companies already have teas by this name. This was a bit off-putting to me, enough that I feel like mentioning it in this review.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Color: dark brown with hints of amber; has a heavy viscosity and a good bit of cloudiness
Nose: nuts and green spice herbs with a touch of top soil
Taste: hint of walnut but otherwise very generic on the front end, no flavors stick out; again the walnut and not much else on the midpallete, it feels like its leading to top soil notes though but its just a faint whisper of the flavor; on the finish is the light green herb, but the as light as it is the finish is long and full
Comments: its good for what it is; breakfast teas aren't meant to be great wonders of the world, the just wake you, taste smooth, and get you moving; and the truth is that's what this tea does, so no complaints from my end - just know what you getting into
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