Yunnan Sourcing Early Spring ‘Silver Strands’ Green Tea of Simao Review

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.

Tea Specifications

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.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

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

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