Grand Yunnan Impérial

Black tea from Yunnan, China
This Chinese black tea is known as "surgeon's tea" as it provides an energy boost without causing over-stimulation.

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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long, Morning


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.

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.

Tea and dishes message

The mellifluous notes of Grand Yunnan Impérial blend perfectly with the intensity of dark chocolate. This association gives rise to a delightful harmony of velvety smooth notes creating a chord full of character.


Madeleines with Grand Yunnan Imperial

Madeleines with Grand Yunnan Imperial

Serves 4

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cook time : 15 to 20 minutes

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Tea ingredients

black tea (China)


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4.7 /5

Based on 10 customer(s) reviews

Anonymous customer   published 18/01/2022 following an order made on 08/01/2022


Solid Chinese blend.

Anonymous customer   published 03/12/2021 following an order made on 23/11/2021


My husband's secret love :)

Anonymous customer   published 17/11/2021 following an order made on 31/10/2021


Nice after a meal to relax

Anonymous customer   published 09/11/2021 following an order made on 30/10/2021


Great flavour

Anonymous customer   published 21/10/2021 following an order made on 11/10/2021


A new tea for me, a strong black tea, very suitable for breakfast.

Anonymous customer   published 08/10/2021 following an order made on 27/09/2021


Fabulous. Rich and complex. Special

Anonymous customer   published 28/09/2021 following an order made on 09/09/2021


Beautiful black tea, I like to infuse for 2-3 minutes max, as I don't like it to strong

Anonymous customer   published 14/09/2021 following an order made on 03/09/2021


As delicious as ever

Anonymous customer   published 22/02/2021 following an order made on 04/05/2019


This tea is full and well rounded, with woody notes that linger lightly on the palate. Excellent paired with breakfast fruit and toast.

Anonymous customer   published 22/02/2021 following an order made on 21/10/2018


This is a superb tea to drink in the British way, with a little milk. 100 Centigrade and five minutes and you have a very tasty morning brew. Unique flavour which might take a little getting used to.

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