Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green from Life In Teacup

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Life In Teacup

Company Description:

Production Year:  2010

Production Season:  Pre-Spring, January 1, 2010

Production Region:  Yunan Province, Xi Shuang Ban Na

Style:  Hong Qing (roasted)

Taster’s Review:

This is an amazing cup of tea!

Prior to and during infusion, the tea smells very strongly of vegetables.  The brewed liquor is a softer smell, but still smells like vegetables mingling with a light, roasted nut aroma.  It’s very intriguing.

The flavor is intense!  It has a lovely roasted flavor that resembles buttery chestnuts and roasted vegetables.  In the finish, there is a tart/tangy note that seems to waft over the palate.  There is more astringency than I am typically accustomed to with a green tea, but, it isn’t hindering me from enjoying the tea.

There is also a beautiful sweetness to this cup… a light, flowery sweetness.  It’s really quite enchanting!

I brewed this tea in my gaiwan and I would suggest brewing it no other way!  I obtained a vibrant, delicious and fragrant cup of tea with a short brew time of 1 minute.  The leaves expand quite a bit so I don’t recommend brewing this using an infuser – there just won’t be enough room for the leaves to completely unfurl, and you’ll risk losing some delightfully impressive flavor.

The leaves submit several infusions.  After brewing in my gaiwan, I combine 2 infusions in my teacup, and I managed 3 very flavorful cups (that’s a total of 6 infusions) of this lovely tea!  At just $4.50 per ounce, that makes this tea an INCREDIBLE value!  I love it when tea is not only tasty but affordable!

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