"Yu Luo" High Mountain Pure Bud Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Celery, Cinnamon, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Grass, Honey, Marine, Mineral, Mint, Popcorn, Smooth, Straw, Sweet, Thick, Vegetables, White Grapes, Zucchini
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185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 90 ml

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From Simao’s northern tea gardens in the Ai Lao mountain area of Jing Dong, this Yu Luo (Jade Snail) pure bud green tea is both potent and complex in a very satisfying way!

Nice full mouthfeel, umami, vegetal, fruity and sweet, and all delivered in a thick viscous tea soup!

Picked in early March from a tea garden at an altitude of 1750 meters!

Yunkang #10 varietal

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This is a green tea that can take some heat. In my first session I used 75°C, which I then upped to 85°C in the second session today together with using high leaf/water ratio and short steeps. The latter session was more enjoyable if, like me, you prefer some bite to your green tea as well as thick texture. The former, on the other hand, was more mellow in taste with no astringency whatsoever and a smoother, silkier mouthfeel. It lacked a bit of staying power in the aftertaste, but the taste was definitely pronounced and complex enough even with lower temperatures. In the end, it’s up to one’s preference, and I feel like it is a sign of good quality tea when you can get a satisfying and distinct experience with varying parameters, rather than having to stick to a precise optimum in order to avoid the pitfalls of a flat profile of overpowering astringency.

Another aspect of the tea that is noticeable no matter how it is brewed is its pungent aroma. Dry leaves smell quite floral rather than vegetal with notes such as honey, popcorn and cinnamon. The wet leaf smell is complex and also very strong for a green tea. I found scents of meadow, mint, courgette, and white grapes, among others.

The taste profile is sweet and earthy with distinctive (root) vegetable flavours like celery root, kohlrabi, cassava, and pattypan squash. With the more aggressive brewing, there is also stronger mineral taste, a marine character, and a slightly more fruity flavour. I noticed carambola-like note in particular, but that’s quite a faint one. The aftertaste is then cooling with grassy and buttery notes.

Flavors: Butter, Celery, Cinnamon, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Grass, Honey, Marine, Mineral, Mint, Popcorn, Smooth, Straw, Sweet, Thick, Vegetables, White Grapes, Zucchini

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
Bluegreen

I love green teas with a powerful aroma! Must be a treat.

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