This is an early spring green tea from the Wangzi Mountain region of Simao, China.
It is a pure assamica varietal.
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Silver Strands
Harvest: Spring, 2021
Location: Wangzi Mountain, Ning’er county of Simao, China
Tea Varietal: Yin Si
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.
This tea was brewed in a small glass pitcher and strained through a stainless steel filter.
Brewed using bottled reverse osmosis filtered water.
Steeped for 45 seconds.
This tea seems to have a full, robust flavor.
A bit more bitter then many other green teas, probably due to this being from the Assamica tea variety.
Flavor notes: Grass, asparagus, artichoke, chestnut, corn husk, and field flower.
Steeped for 50 seconds.
This steep is a little lighter in flavor, but perhaps my water cooled down a little.
The floral notes are more apparently, but the bitterness remains.
Steeped for 1 minute.
Reheated the water and then let it cool down slightly.
A bit more flavor on the third steep, but still relatively bitter.
A pretty decent choice for a Yunnan green tea, although I personally prefer softer tasting green teas from other regions of China.
If you’re into hearty, robust green teas, then you may like this one.