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Black Needle Yunnan Black Tea

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Black Needle Yunnan Black Tea

50 g loose

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$9.95 each

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Our Black Needle Yunnan is composed of a leaf and a bud from the large varietal (dayeh) of a tea bush. The slender leaves are large and intact with long tips that yield a creamy and malty, sweet-liquoring tea with almost no bite. This is a lush, full-flavored tea with incredible depth of flavor and subtle nuance. It's smooth, rich, mouth-filling and brews a deep honey color in the cup.

Yunnan Province is located on the southwest frontiers of China, where the land features rough terrain dotted with cloud-veiled mountains and crisscrossed with meandering rivers. It is the homeland of tea trees and often regarded as the birthplace of tea; the world's oldest tea bushes are here, some dating back hundreds of years.

Yunnan black tea is like no other. Chinese black teas are smoother, sweeter, less dry and less astringent than black teas from other sources, but Yunnan blacks (also known as dian hong) are especially delicious. These are made from buds and/or leaf plucked from older tea bushes rather than from new tea gardens. These teas are instantly recognizable because they are either bud-only or consist of lovely, long and slightly twisted russet-brown leaves with an abundance of golden buds. Yunnan blacks are specifically referred to as "the mochas of teas" due to their creamy, lush flavor and delightful orchid-like aroma.


Black tea

Steeping Instructions
3-5 minutes at 190-209 degrees Fahrenheit


Country of Origin

Cups to Grams

  • 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
  • 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
  • 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
  • 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
  • 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups

At Stash Tea, our goal is to deliver your purchase in the quickest and most economical way possible. Standard delivery is shipped via UPS or the U.S. Postal service. Because the post office now delivers seven days a week we will use Priority mail whenever possible. Those packages will be delivered in 1-3 days to addresses across the United States. Larger packages will be shipped using UPS and can take between 3-8 days for delivery. Rush delivery orders ship via UPS or Priority mail. For more specific information on your individual package, please check your shipping confirmation email.

U.S. Standard Shipping

Orders usually ship in 1-2 business days.

ORDER SUB-TOTAL Standard Shipping
3-8 Business Days
Up to $24.99 $5.95
$25.00 - $49.99 $9.95
Over $50.00 *Free

*Orders of $50 or more qualify for free shipping after all promotions have been applied. Shipping and handling, taxes, and discounts do not count towards the minimum purchase threshold. Free shipping applies only to standard shipping in the U.S.

U.S. Expedited Shipping

Orders usually ship in 1-2 business days.

ORDER SUB-TOTAL Second Day Shipping
2-3 Business Days
Next Day Shipping
1-2 Business Days
Up to $15.00 $19.45 $35.45
$15.01 - $24.99 $23.95 $43.45
$25.00 - $50.00 $27.95 $48.45
$50.01 - $74.99 $31.95 $53.45
$75.00 - $100.00 $36.95 $62.45
$100.01 - $150.00 $42.95 $69.45
$150.01 - $200.00 $49.95 $76.45
$200.01 - $250.00 $54.95 $83.45
Over $250.00 $59.95 $90.95

Standard U.S. Ground Shipping Schedule

US Delivery Estimate

The Ground Shipment map provided above is a general representation of estimated transit times once a package leaves the Stash Tea warehouse in Tigard, Oregon. Orders usually ship in 2-3 business days. Stash Tea is not responsible for unexpected delays caused by inclement weather or delivery carrier service interruptions. Please call Customer Service at 800-800-8327 if you have any questions or concerns about your order.

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Canada Shipping and Handling

Orders usually ship in 1-2 business days.

ORDER SUB-TOTAL Standard Shipping
Up to 15 Business Days
Up to $49.99 $19.95
$50.00 - $99.99 $34.95
Over $100.00 $49.95

customer reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
My Favorite

This tea is very rare or very popular because Stash is quite regularly out of this tea. I should probably rate it poorly and give a ’the worst tea’ review but this is, by far, one of the best teas I have ever had. It is not astringent even if over-steeped. It has a taste of spice and a floral aroma. Only complaint is Stash can’t keep enough on hand.

Love it !

Very rich and satisfying . Good flavor . Nice aroma

great tea!

This is a medium bodied tea with excellent flavor. I brewed it for 5 minutes and it did not need milk or sugar.