Yunnan Green Supreme Organic - Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly ZG69.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Yunnan, China
Loose/teabag:Loose

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

Commercial Description

The slender leaves of this tea are accentuated by silvery-white buds. The jade-ecru infusion is mildly pungent, with hints of winter melon. The aroma has a pleasant fruity note. This traditional style from Yunnan province has been very popular in the past, and we are pleased to be able to offer it once again.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 180°F, 3-4 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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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 tea just by smelling the leaf or cup.

There's a bit of astringency, but it's tolerable, and less than the bitterness. This tea has an edge.

I'm not sure where Upton gets their impression that this tea has a "delicate aroma of apricot" and a flavor that is "mellow and sweet, with a light fruity finish".

I found this tea to be strong, dark, and kind of wicked tasting...not delicate or mellow by any stretch of the imagination.

I used Upton's brewing instructions and was satisfied with them. You need to use a lot of leaf, since the leaves take up a lot of space. I tried making multiple infusions but was unsatisfied--this tea becomes bitter easily, and yet the aroma is mostly gone after the first cup. Perhaps the tea would indeed be delicate if I lowered the temperature to 160, but the sample only contained enough for two cups.

While I greatly enjoyed this tea, it was on the expensive side, especially given the amount of leaf necessary to use, and the fact that I found the leaves only usable for a single cup.
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