Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green

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Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Yunnan, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 13, 2011

Commercial Description

This is a Yellow Tea made with earliest spring leaves. The oxidation is light. Its flavor is close to that of green tea, with more honey sweet aftertaste due to oxidation.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 ton of okra as a kid.

The first steep starts out deliciously savory with notes of sauteed mushrooms bordering on smokiness. This transitions to toasted sesame, giving a bit of sweetness to the steep, there are also hints of okra and a finish of green beans. The mouth feel is quite smooth and this tea is overall rather rich on its first steeping, I really enjoy when green teas have a sauteed mushroom 'meatiness' to them.


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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 aftertaste. The aroma is strong, relative to the amount of leaf I used, but the tea is thin-bodied and flavor very clean and mild.

Second, longer infusion, this started tasting more like a Yunnan tea. Stronger flavor, and with an aroma that combines a suggestion of gingerbread with a peppery quality familiar to Yunnan black teas. Overall, still a bit thin relative to its strength.

I also tried making briefer infusions, with about the same amount of leaf. Strangely, the tea seemed more full-bodied when the infusions were briefer.

First infusion of one minute, was sweet, floral, and honey-like, remarkably similar to a jade oolong, just slightly grassier.

Second infusion, one-and-a-half minutes, had a much sharper character. Some of the elements from the first were present but there was much more grassiness and more astringency. Slight savory quality, like gyokuro.

Third infusion, two and a half minutes was more like the first cup. Less of the grassy quality and less of the savory quality. I made a final, fourth infusion of about 5 minutes, which had a more toasty aroma, and a more tangy flavor. Still creamy and smooth though.

This tea was interesting; I think people who like jade oolong such as Dong Ding or greener Tie Guan Yin might really like this one. I liked it less than other Yunnan green teas I've tried: it lacked the boldness than these teas usually have: it was a more delicate tea. Naturally very sweet.
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