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Yunnan Sun Dried Black

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This special Yunnan Sun Dried Black Tea is also known as Shai Hong, which means "black tea dried in the sun." Unlike other black teas, it is exclusively sun-dried and is handcrafted from leaves harvested from the large leaf Assamica tea plant varietal in the Yunnan mountains. The tea's traditional sun-drying process results in a distinctively sweet and comforting taste that feels like a warm embrace from the sun.


Sweet, malty, rich, delicate and complex

Health Benefits: 

High in Antioxidants: Rich in antioxidants, Yunnan Sundried Black tea helps to neutralize harmful free radicals, contributing to overall cellular health.*

Energy Boost & Mental Clarity: The high caffeine content, balanced by the presence of L-Theanine, provides a significant energy boost and enhanced mental clarity, offering a focused alertness without the jitteriness often associated with caffeine.*

Heart Health: Polyphenols in black tea are associated with improved heart health, potentially aiding in lowering bad cholesterol levels.*

Digestive Aid: Yunnan Sundried Black tea supports gut health by promoting the growth of good bacteria, reducing inflammation with its anti-inflammatory properties, and aiding overall digestion with its soothing tannins. This makes it beneficial for gut health and comfort throughout the day.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before adding new products to your diet, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medication.

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Returns Policy:

  • Tea Products: Tea cannot be returned as it is a food product. We recommend trying smaller sample sizes to ensure satisfaction before committing to larger bulk sizes.
  • Steepware Returns: For unopened/unused Steepware, we offer store credit (minus the cost of return shipping) within 30 days of your delivery date.
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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
3-5 min
per 8 oz. water

Tasting Notes:

Indulge in the unique flavor and aroma of Yunnan Sun Dried Black Tea, a rare and exquisite blend made from fresh leaves wild-foraged from sun-drenched, rocky tea trees grown in the remote Ailao mountains of Yunnan Province. This finest sun-dried black tea, also known as Shai Hong, is harvested during the spring tea season when there is enough strong sunlight to power the traditional sun-drying process. The resulting tea is rich and complex, with naturally sweet and malty notes that will leave your taste buds craving for more. This tea is truly unique and exquisite, creating a taste you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy the taste of Yunnan Sun Dried Black Tea any time of the day, and experience the unique flavors and aromas that can only come from the high-altitude, sun-drenched mountainsides of the Ailao mountains. 


  • Single-estate premium loose leaf Yunnan black tea
  • Origin: Yunnan Province, China
  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • 2 oz ~ 28 servings
  • 1/2 LB ~ 113 servings
  • Lifestyle-Friendly: Vegan, Paleo, Keto
  • Caffeine: High

Ingredients: black tea

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
So smooth

Smooth is what I love about this. Sometimes first thing in the morning I want a black tea I would describe as "bracing." Something a little astringent. But other times I love this black tea that tastes so smooth and elegant. I bought the large bag and am enjoying it any time I want.

Great Afternoon Tea👌

Wasn’t sure what to expect from this tea so I only bought a sample. Here I am returning to buy in bulk. This makes a nice full-flavor and slightly tart cup. Perfect with a bit of honey. This is the perfect afternoon tea for me.

Yunnan Sun Dried Black Tea sachets

I love the Yunnan Sun Dried Black Tea. I decided to try the sachets this time and ordered the 50 count. Would not recommend the sachets. The loose tea steeping instructions are to use 1 tsp in 8 oz water, but the sachets have much less than 1 tsp. I have to use 2 sachets per cup to get the full flavor. I still love the tea, but would not order the sachets again.

Hey Sheilah! Thank you for taking the time to review our Yunnan Sun Dried Black tea! We're sorry the sachets were less satisfying than the loose-leaf tea for you. One of our Customer Service team members will be reaching out to see if we can help!

Cassie A.

I got this as an on-sale alternative for my husband, who recently has switched mostly from morning coffee to your organic Assam, which we both enjoy.
What a beauty this is —more floral, still malty, elegant and rounded. No astringency to speak of. It’s the best single source tea I have tried. I had written off Chinese teas before because of what I considered to be pervasive forest floory notes. I am so glad I read your description and tried this one.
If you haven’t, please try this tea.

Yunnan black tea

Lovely black tea, so much flavor.