A solid Chinese green. I’m still fairly new to the side of Chinese green teas, being when it comes to greens, I’ve usually just stuck with Japanese. This is my first experience with a green from Yunnan Sourcing. I enjoyed this tea, however like the other people have said on this, the flavor is a little too light, not exactly a bad thing, but when coming from a history of Sencha, it seems a little lack luster. Maybe I’m just biased. It does however hold some pretty endearing qualities. It has a very pleasant Umami flavor, and holds a nice creamy corn note. The second infusion is my personal favorite, because it brings up a slight oceanic flavor that gives it a little more complexity. This isn’t anything mind blowing, but it still a well suited green. I think I prefer this brewing “grandpa style,” but sits nice in a larger gaiwan too.
Flavors: Butter, Butternut Squash, Corn Husk, Flowers, Roasted nuts, Umami