Today’s review is for a 2021 early spring Cui Ming premium green tea from Yunnan Sourcing.
Cui Ming means “Emerald Bright” and refers to the color of the leaves and buds.
Producer: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Cui Ming Yunnan Green Tea
Vintage: Late-February to Early March, 2021
Origin: Ning’Er County of Simao (Pu’er), Yunnan, China
Amount of Tea: 4 Grams
Brewing Vessel: 120ml Clay Teapot
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Steep Time: 30 Seconds – 45 Seconds – 60 Seconds
Mild green tea flavor.
Some floral aromatics are coming out now with a certain grassy sweetness, common to most early harvest green teas. Developing notes of hay and cucumber with a mild lingering sweetness.
Since it’s a softer green tea, it’s a forgiving one as well.
You could over-brew this and it would probably still taste good.
Flavor notes: Chestnuts, grass, cucumber, hay, and wildflowers.