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Teuvo

(48 reviews)
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Yunnan (Green) from De Theefabriek

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

81 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 2nd, 2017

Even before I brewed this, the colour of the leaves reminded me of Vietnamese green teas: olive green with some grey and white leaves. The aroma and the colour of the liqueur also reminded me of Vietnamese green teas.
The aroma and flavour made me think of Simon LĂ©velt's Yen Bai Groen and a brandless tea called Vietn...

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b22johansen

(44 reviews)
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ZGP6 Pre-Chingming Yunnan Mao Jian from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 2nd, 2016

This tea has an interesting blend of flavors and aromas. The aroma is sweet, floral, and slightly grassy. The taste, however, is an interesting blend of astringency and sweetness. There is almost a combination of floral notes and vegetal astringency. A very interesting combination that I am not a fan of. I prefer to ha...

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ZGP5 Pre-Chingming Yin Hao from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 29th, 2015

I greatly enjoyed this green tea from Upton Tea Imports. The liquor is a beautiful pale yellow. The aroma is very vegetal and grassy, although the taste is not as much. The taste has hints of grass and astringency, with a smoky aftertaste. There are also slight hints of sweetness.

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Yunnan Graceful Purple 'Zi Juan' Purple Varietal Green Tea from What-Cha

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 16th, 2015

So, this tea cracks me up, because on first examination, it smells like bacon! Ok, not really, but the blend of smokiness, leather, and sauteed mushrooms oddly reminds me of bacon, this tea is all about the savory, toss in some cooked spinach and a camphorous undertone and you have a green tea that has the essence of Y...

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Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green from Life in Teacup

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 12th, 2014

The aroma of this Yunnan green tea is a blend of toasted and fresh green, there are notes of pepper, toasted sesame seeds, green stems, fresh okra, and a tiny hint of kale. I have noticed that a few of the teas I have sniffed recently have the note of okra, which I find awesome, what with being Southern and eating a to...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Ancient Emerald Lily from Rishi Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 11th, 2014

This is the most complex, multifaceted tea that I've tried in a very long time.

Purchased in a whole foods in the relatively new bulk tea section.

Dry leaf is beautiful, intact, and consists of irregularly curved, wiry leaf with both silvery and olive green parts. The dry leaf is strongly aromatic, with a fruity...

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SarsyPie

(119 reviews)
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Ancient Gan Tong Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
May. 21st, 2014

I brewed this at 180 degrees using short intervals. It smelled very roasty, like a genmaicha. The best steeps were between 2 and 3 minutes. Shorter steeps didn't have enough flavor, and longer steeps had a sharp taste I didn't like. But in the goldilocks range, the tea had a pleasant aroma and flavor. I didn't tas...

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Mike Chan

(6 reviews)
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Ancient Baked Heart Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 23rd, 2014

This tea is amazing.

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Jose Luis Denis

(116 reviews)
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Kunming Han Vert (Yunnan Green) from The O Dor (Theodor)

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Dec. 3rd, 2013

This tea I tasted without sugar and the flavor is like heaven.

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Sun Dried Jingshan Green from Verdant Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 24th, 2013

This tea was a real revelation to me. It is an amazing example of how careful growing and processing can bring out the very best in the tea leaf. Multiple brewings--either western style or Chinese style--bring out subtle flavors ranging from almost floral, vegetal sweetness in early steepings, to more substantial nutty...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Wild Snow Sprout Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 11th, 2013

When I first opened the package I thought, is this a fermented tea? It had the rich earthy aroma of a Pu Erh and the smokiness of a mild Lapsang Souchong with just a hint of that 'Asian Market' smell that you get with Pu Erhs. It is delightful and unfamiliar, certainly a new aroma from a green tea.

Once the leaves ...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Ancient Gan Tong Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

94 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 7th, 2013

A tea that really grew on me. At first I didn't know what to make of it, but after drinking a few cups I found myself loving it.

Dry leaf, mildly aromatic but subdued, becomes intensely aromatic when wet. But I find the resulting cup is again more subdued. Although the leaf is green, the brewed cup is dark in col...

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homais

(21 reviews)
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Ancient Baked Heart Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 27th, 2013

Every tea I've had from this company has been singular, more of a fascinatingly complex taste experience that warrants attention and a little bit of ceremony than an 'everyday' tea. This one was no different. And like the other green teas I've tried from this company, it stays tasty and interesting for more infusions t...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Ancient Baked Heart Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

91 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 21st, 2013

I'm not hugely experienced with Yunnan green teas, but I tend to find them very interesting, and this one was no exception. This tea really amazed me with its ability to deliver infusion after infusion...the leaves seem to hold so much flavor!

Dry leaf is a mix of dark golden green and pale whitish leaves, and has ...

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homais

(21 reviews)
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Wild Snow Sprout Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 5th, 2012

This tea was surprising, and delicious.

The biggest surprise was unusual aroma, and the disconnect between that aroma and the taste. I should say: for me, the smell of tea is a thing to savor, as much a part of the experience as drinking it. Unless you buy something after drinking a sample, the smell is probably yo...

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Wild Snow Sprout Tea from Wild Tea Qi

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 29th, 2012

This tea is completely unlike anything else I've tried. It has a lot going on in the aroma, and almost defies description.

I notice a smoky quality, almost like a hint of that campfire smoke of Lapsang souchong, paired with a hint of camphor, like in raw Pu-erh. But upon drinking, it is more floral and honey-like,...

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ZG53: Yunnan Silvertip Green Tea from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

24 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
Nov. 1st, 2011

Something tasted very off about this tea. Dry leaf has a very strong aroma of camphor, to the point that it's unpleasant.

My friend Evan and I tried gong fu brewing with this tea and the results were poor. The camphor quality dominated, and, while the tea was certainly somewhat interesting, it wasn't among the mos...

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Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green from Life in Teacup

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 13th, 2011

This is an interesting tea. I tried brewing two different ways: with longer, and shorter infusions. Both ways, it brews a clear, pale green cup.

With a 3-minute infusion, the cup had a toasty aroma, with hints of cooked vegetables. Very clean flavor, but with an extremely pleasing, mild bitterness in the aftertas...

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ZG69: Yunnan Green Supreme Organic from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Green Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 2nd, 2010

This tea has a pungent aroma unlike any other green tea I've sampled before. It reminds me of a hoppy beer like an India Pale Ale, and the bitterness in the tea is similar to that of a strong IPA. The aroma is more like a typical black tea than a green tea to me--I would probably guess incorrectly that it was black t...

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