Grand Yunnan Impérial, an authentic black tea
Honeyed and floral, the character and subtlety of this tea have earned it the sobriquet “the mocha of teas” or “surgeon’s tea”, because it reinvigorates without over-stimulating. An essential tea from Palais des Thés.
Grand Yunnan Impérial is one of Palais des Thés' most popular single-estate teas. It is often popular with coffee drinkers due to its woody notes, and offers a handy replacement for your morning coffee, but can be enjoyed at any time of day.
The origins of Yunnan tea
Yunnan province, in south-east China, is sometimes considered to be the birthplace of tea due to its hot and humid climate, which offers the perfect conditions for growing tea plants. This region is home to prized black teas such as the Grand Yunnan Impérial, and even the renowned Pu Erh teas.
Today, Yunnan has become one of the largest black tea-producing regions in China.
Pairings with Grand Yunnan Impérial
This tea pairs perfectly with red meat: its notes blend well with the fragrances of roasted or grilled meat. The honeyed notes of Grand Yunnan Impérial also pair perfectly with intense dark chocolate, for a characterful pairing.
For more information
Have you already fallen for Grand Yunnan Impérial? Discover three other iconic Yunnan black teas. Organic Yunnan Da Ye is even more sweet and honeyed. Organic Yunnan d’Or stands out through its intense aromas. Yunnan Buds have a more pronounced aromatic complexity and smooth texture.
Colour: A beautiful amber colour. A supple, smooth texture with a delicate astringency
Aromas: waxed wood, honey and a few animal notes
Profile in the mouth: very well balanced, with the notes following the texture beautifully
Suggestion of preparation
Preparation as hot tea
Take 8 g of tea leaves for 50 cl of water and heat to 90°C. Leave to infuse for 4 minutes.
Preparation as iced tea
Infuse 16 g of tea per litre of water at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove the leaves and put in a cool place.
Madeleines with Grand Yunnan Imperial
Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cook time : 15 to 20 minutesView recipe