San Xia Cloud Mist Green Tea

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Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Clouds & Mist (Yun Wu)
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Jiangsu, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:San Xia Cloud Mist Green Tea

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 24, 2018

Commercial Description

This green tea from the Jiang Su province of China is spectacular! The dark green, twisted, tippy leaves brew to a delicate, pale green cup with a fresh spinach, vegetal aroma and taste and a slight aftertaste of apple.

Brewing Instructions: (from Simpson & Vail)

Brew tea at 180ยบ - steep for 2 minutes.

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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An unusual tea among Chinese greens, almost reminiscent of some green teas from Darjeeling and elsewhere in the the Himalayan region.

Dark, curled dry leaf with little aroma.

Brewed cup has a dark brownish-green liquor, very clear. Simpson and Vail describes this tea as vegetal, with a fresh spinach aroma, and I agree. Aroma is highly vegetal, fruity, and slightly floral. Grassy tones in the finish.

Exceptionally smooth flavor...sweet, with considerable savory (umami) qualities. No astringency and almost no bitterness. Very clean mouthfeel. Aroma is subtle, but pleasing.

Makes multiple infusions, even brewing western style. Second infusion is still very good. Third infusion becomes oddly soapy tasting but was not bad. I also tried brewing gong fu style, but I found I liked this tea better when brewed western-style. For some odd reason, the leaves seemed to give out more quickly than I'd like when brewed gong fu style, and I only got 3 infusions before it got somewhat watery. Perhaps I just don't know how to brew it well, I didn't have a huge amount of leaf to experiment with.

At any rate, very pleasant to drink. Among my favorite teas from Simpson and Vail so far. I only wish this tea were a bit more aromatic. This tea is pricey, and the high quality of this tea is immediately evident in its smoothness and lack of any sort of astringency or unpleasant qualities, but I am used to having a bit more of a powerful aroma for a tea of this price.

Lastly, I found I felt very good after drinking this tea.
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