Yunnan FOP Select

The dark brown leaves of this selection are accented with golden tips. Rich, earthy notes are present in the aroma and dark amber cup, and hints of white pepper and cassia add a pleasing accent. The smooth finish has a light tangy feel.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3-5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Yunnan FOP Select Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 13 reviews)

Nice, slighty smoky
Alice – CA – May 12, 2020

I purchased a sample as I am trying my way through some black Chinese teas. I really like this and will likely order more. I think the "white pepper and cassia" are coming across as a subtle smoke, like a keemun.

An Amazing Cup of Tea, thank you for sending me the sample.
Mary – OR – July 08, 2019

This is a well rounded tone tea that has no "donut holes" in the taste. We were very pleasantly surprised by this sample and will be ordering it once again. pretty low acid tea that is mellow, smooth, fruity taste that holds up as both hot and cold as a tea. Holds up to Sugar and Cream well!

Bracing cup of tea
Elaine – AL – May 11, 2019

I received this as a sample (my usual teas are Lapsang Souchong and Earl Grey and I seldom find another which I enjoy as much as these). The Yunnan FOB brews up as a clear, very flavorful, strong, but not overbearing tea. It will be a good morning tea with which to start my days.

Smooth and excellent
Scott – ME – September 19, 2018

I got this as a bonus sample with another order. I loved it. It is really smooth and tastes excellent.

Very Nice Surprise
elf – NY – August 07, 2018

This was a free sample included in my latest order. I hadn't even thought about it when I was deciding what to order as I'm not a big fan of Chinese teas. That said, this did brew up nicely; it handled a bit of skim milk and sugar well. Thank you to Upton Tea for the pleasant surprise. I'll probably stick to my usual, though.

A Keeper!
Bob – NJ – July 21, 2018

A dark brown and very tasty cup. The aroma reminds me a bit of a Lapsang Souchong without all the smoke. A smooth, round mouthfeel with a pleasant, dry finish. I received this as a free sample but I'm sure I will be ordering it in the future.

Great unique flavor
Steve – NM – July 19, 2018

I received this tea as a free sample from Upton Tea, and after tasting it realized that it must be a Yunnan tea that gives one of the teas I used to love (Twinings Prince of Wales tea) its distinctive flavor. Ordered a larger packet of this tea and samples to try of most other Yunnan teas offered by Upton.

Plesant Suprise
William – WA – July 06, 2018

I am used to the Ceylon type teas, which I had run out of. I had this free sample on hand and brewed some up for a cuppa. I found this to be a bit mellower than the Ceylon type teas but still 'full flavor'. I am placing an order and plan on having this as an evening tea.

One of my favorite breakfast teas
WhistlingBadger – WY – February 15, 2018

Strong, complex, with a slight smokiness that sets it apart. I drink my early morning brew with milk and just a touch of sugar, and I find this to be a very refreshing change from my usual malty Assams. Also very good plain, if that's your style.

John – PA – January 21, 2018

Received a free sample, and it was the best tea in my order. Im ordering more now

A bold Robust Tea
Martin – CO – November 13, 2017

This produces a good strong cup with a lot of interesting complexity, but its got a faint smokiness, like a hint of Lapsang souchong, that I don't care for.

Economical alternative to Yunnan Golden Monkey
Reed – AZ – November 02, 2017

Just received a free sample and this is an excellent alternative to the more expensive Yunnan Golden Monkey. A delicious cup with chocolate notes that holds well with sugar and milk. I will be adding it to my collection and look forward to trying it iced.

Interesting flavorful tea
David – MA – October 19, 2017

Unusually scented and interesting. Complex flavor throughout the drinking of a cup.

Yunnan FOP Select Review