Another fairly standard green, according to my tastebuds. Perfectly suitable for when you’re craving green tea, but there are better greens to be had out there. The flavour is on the chewy/vegetal side if I recall correctly. Thanks Janelle!
“Another fairly standard green, according to my tastebuds. Perfectly suitable for when you’re craving green tea, but there are better greens to be had out there. The flavour is on the chewy/vegetal...” Read full tasting note
“This is my last time drinking Yun Cui from my tea stash at home, so I thought it deserved a little farewell review. I started drinking this tea awhile ago but have since taken a break to venture...” Read full tasting note
“Sitting down with some of this and watching TV… last day of classes, a week until I’m back at home… can’t believe it. As much as I love it here, as much as I don’t want to leave… I want this to be...” Read full tasting note
“edit: Please see my newer review for an update. It’s not that bad Went to DAVIDs today to pick up lots of Pumpkin Chai and to get a few other teas to try out. I don’t have much green tea at the...” Read full tasting note
Envelop yourself in lushness with this handcrafted green tea. It grows high in the mountains of Wuyuan in Jiangxi province, where the greenery is abundant. Its golden-green liquor has been compared to polished jade. Even its name recalls flourishing life on misty mountaintops – yun means “cloud” and cui is “green.” Try steeping it to shiny-clear perfection in a jade teapot – it’s sheer bliss.
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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This is my last time drinking Yun Cui from my tea stash at home, so I thought it deserved a little farewell review.
I started drinking this tea awhile ago but have since taken a break to venture into new kinds of green teas. I can say I like it less than I did before, now that I’m starting to learn what I like in a cup of green tea.
The aroma of this tea is okay. You can pick up a lot on the nuttiness, slightly sweet. The taste is very similar to the aroma, and the nuttiness really comes out. There is a very slight vegetal taste kind of hiding in the background that compliments the nuttiness in an… interesting way. It’s not at all bitter, actually more kind of sweet.
I’ve mentioned before in green teas that the flavours are too soft/weak, so I do have to give it to this tea that the flavours have quite a nice round body. I also appreciate that the nutty flavour kind of remains on your tongue afterwards. I also appreciate that it is organic.
Overall, I’m not nuts over nutty when it comes to greens, so this tea is gonna have to fall back a little on my ranks. I probably will not purchase any more of this tea in the future.
Farewell Yun Cui!
edit: just wanted to add that this tea actually tastes a lot like the Gyokuro Genmaicha I had from teavana a few days ago, with all of the nutty flavour and what not.
Sitting down with some of this and watching TV… last day of classes, a week until I’m back at home… can’t believe it. As much as I love it here, as much as I don’t want to leave… I want this to be over. I want to be home where everything is safe.
I like this tea, generally. It’s not stellar, but I don’t hate it. It’s vegetal, primarily, but there are notes of sweetness and nuttiness that I look for in a green. Especially when you sip it just right and there’s this burst of sugar lingering on the tip of your tongue… fantastic.
(note: I’m drinking this unsweetened. The sugar-flavor comes entirely from the tea)
edit: Please see my newer review for an update. It’s not that bad
Went to DAVIDs today to pick up lots of Pumpkin Chai and to get a few other teas to try out. I don’t have much green tea at the moment so picked up Yun Cui. With my first steeps today I’m left feeling disappointed. I can’t imagine steeping this for more than 1 minute, the flavour is very harsh and “in my face”. Smelling the wet leaves also made me cringe a bit. I can’t exactly describe the scent, but it is off putting.
I’m not sure if I am starting to hate green tea, or if this really isn’t very good. I wasn’t a big fan of it to begin with, but I have a desire to enjoy it. Unfortunately I doubt by the end of this stash I’ll like it any better.
Mmm, what a lovely Chinese green. I love that I can distinguish between greens. Now if only I had the vocabulary to describe what I’m tasting … hmm. It’s warm and round. Powerful in a quiet, understated way. It’s not grassy or bright the way a Japanese green can be. Fairly close to an oolong, I think.
A nutty green tea. From the bag you don’t smell much at all. I thought this would be a very light fruity tea, but I was wrong! Yun Cui has a grassy and nutty flavour to it—unfortunately not a fan of it. When steeped the tea is very light in colour, but has a mild taste. If you like Sencha Ashikubo, you might like this one too!
Alas, another love lost from the David’s Tea collection. This tea was sadly discontinued, and while it not be the most amazing green tea the world has ever seen, I loved it because it made me love green teas. It brews a beautiful light yellow liquor. The flavour is reminiscent of a more steamed vegetable taste, kind of asparagus I would say. I really like having this one with a good arugula based omelette.
I was kind of expecting more from this. I think the name does describe this tea well, as it does have a certain cloudy texture, but the taste is muddled, very weak and slightly bitter.
I think it could be the fact that once you do start sipping the brew, it just sits in your mouth. This is a very unexciting tea. I am not a fan.