Shan Tuyet Snow Green

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly TV05.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Vietnam
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

This green tea, produced from indigenous tea trees of the Northern Highlands in Vietnam, yields a clean tasting cup with full flavor. The cup has fruity notes and a character reminiscent of some green Assam teas. This selection is grown without the use of fertilizers or insecticides but does not have NOP certification.

RateTea Notes

"Shan Tuyet" in the name of this tea refers to the cultivar of tea plant used to produce this tea.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 180°F, 3 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Brews a rich golden color. The aroma of this tea is more similar to a dragonwell tea than any other green tea I've tried, but the overall experience of drinking it is very different. Very aromatic, with a slightly toasty aroma. The flavor is muted and the tea has a cooler quality than dragonwell, with a hint of smokiness in the finish. It leaves a very clean feeling after drinking it.

I made a second infusion of 5 minutes from the same leaves and the result had some strength left. The second cup had a weaker aroma, but a noticeably sweeter flavor.

I tried brewing with slightly less leaf and for a longer time, but the result was not good. Use a generous quantity of leaf and you will be rewarded with a delicious cup and leaves that can be re-brewed for a second, sweeter cup. As a last note, I think this tea has a very reasonable price given its quality and complexity.
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