Tea: Wild Snow Sprout Tea

A Green Tea from Wild Tea Qi

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Wild Snow Sprout Tea
Brand:Wild Tea Qi
Style:Green Tea
Region:Yunnan, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:3 View All

Review of Wild Snow Sprout Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 105 of 55 of 587 of 100
ExcellentExcellentOutstanding

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, and like described by Wild Tea Qi, it does have a fruity finish.

Later infusions have tones of nutmeg and other spice, and almost resemble aged Pu-erh a bit.

Flavor is exceptionally smooth in all infusions. Naturally quite sweet, and full-bodied without being noticeably astringent.

Wild Tea Qi recommends exceptionally short steeping times. I liked a bolder flavor, so I used longer steeping times. The leaf persists quite well through many infusions, although not as much as the company claims (12 infusions must require a lot of leaf per water, and very brief steepings, and I did not have enough leaf in the sample to try this).

Oddly, I find this tea tastes best at room temperature. But I recommend brewing with boiling water, except on the first infusion (this brings out a bit too much of the vegetal tones).

I think the price on this is very good for any green tea of this quality.

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