Tea Review

Yunnan ‘Pure Bud Silver Strands’ First Flush Green Tea

Yunnan Sourcing. 2.2 grams steeped for 4 minutes at 180℉. Impression: wiry silver-gray whole leaf strands, see photo. Dry tea scent is sweet, musty, savory, meaty. Brewed tea scent is sweet and fishy. Taste: savory, fishy, with hints of cardboard. Not astringent.

Another pre-Ching Ming green tea, from a sampler of several sold by Yunnan Sourcing. Hated this on first tasting. I grew to like it a little better on further tastings, but it will never be a favorite. I don’t like the fishiness.

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