Yunnan is the name of the Southern Chinese province bordering Vietnam. It’s believed to be the birthplace of tea, and home of the oldest wild growing tea tree (never pruned to be bush height). This tree is estimated to be 1,700 years old!
Highly fermented (oxidized), this is generally stronger in flavor and contains more caffeine than other teas, though less than coffee. It also has a longer shelf life than most teas. in Chinese, it is known as red tea, perhaps a more accurate description of the liquid’s color. Black tea is internationally recognized for being high in antioxidants and for reducing the risk of heart disease.