Yunnan Sourcing 2021 Cui Ming Yunnan Green Tea Review

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.

Tea Specifications

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.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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