This is an early spring green tea from the Wangzi Mountain region of Simao, China, sourced from Yunnan Sourcing.
It is a pure assamica varietal.
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Silver Strands
Tea Varietal: Yin Si
Vintage: Spring, 2021
Origin: Wangzi Mountain, Ning’er county of Simao, China
The tea itself is dark in color with some silver strands running through it, so I think it’s pretty apparent why they chose this name for the tea.
Amount of Tea: 5 Grams
Brewing Vessel: Small Glass Pitcher
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Rinse Time: 10 Seconds
Steep Time: 45 Seconds – 50 Seconds – 60 Seconds
This tea seems to have a full, robust flavor, but with strong lingering bitterness.
Flavor notes: Grass, bitter, asparagus, artichoke, chestnut, corn husk, and field flower.