Spring 2018 Chinese Greens

Non-oxidized tea
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entropyembrace
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:53 pm

I usually don't drink much Chinese green tea but this year I've decided to give a try to some fresh spring teas from Yunnan Sourcing and ordered the Yunnan "First Flush" Spring 2018 Green Tea Sampler which includes:

50 grams - Yunnan Green Spring Snail Bi Luo Chun Green tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Early Spring "Yunnan Mao Jian" Pure Bud Green Tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Feng Qing "Jade Dragon" White Pekoe Green Tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Cui Ming Premium Yunnan Green Tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Yunnan "Pine Needles" Green Tea from Mengku * Spring 2018

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I'm hoping these will be as enjoyable as the Yunnan blacks that I've been ordering from them for a while now.

Is anyone else ordering Chinese green tea this spring? :mrgreen:
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Manttea
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:42 pm

entropyembrace wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:53 pm
I usually don't drink much Chinese green tea but this year I've decided to give a try to some fresh spring teas from Yunnan Sourcing and ordered the Yunnan "First Flush" Spring 2018 Green Tea Sampler which includes:

50 grams - Yunnan Green Spring Snail Bi Luo Chun Green tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Early Spring "Yunnan Mao Jian" Pure Bud Green Tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Feng Qing "Jade Dragon" White Pekoe Green Tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Cui Ming Premium Yunnan Green Tea * Spring 2018
50 grams - Yunnan "Pine Needles" Green Tea from Mengku * Spring 2018

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I'm hoping these will be as enjoyable as the Yunnan blacks that I've been ordering from them for a while now.

Is anyone else ordering Chinese green tea this spring? :mrgreen:
The 2017 Jade dragon was pretty good, probably will be ordering again
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tealifehk
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:29 am

I've been drinking certified organic Mingqian greens for a few weeks now :) And sencha as well. My oolong and pu buddies are mad at me for drinking green tea! lol
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:35 pm

From Taiwan, for a couple of days I have been drinking what I call Sweet Perfect. Farmer/producer is the same etc. but a season later than what I call Perfect Green. A sweet flavor comes in addition to the light flavors of green tea that steeping very quickly in just off-the-boil water brings out. I call these teas "perfect" because I dislike strong taste or any bitterness one connects to vegetables when I drink tea. (We can get that directly from vegetables.) These teas never develop what I dislike no matter how brewed.

Sweet Perfect is providing 4 good infusions from a modest amount of leaves now. Perfect is providing only 3, but it is half a year older.

Very good & satisfying & cheap enough to drink in quantity & serve to people who are not into tea. Cheers
wildisthewind
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:27 pm

I've not loved Yunnanese greens, myself, but was blown away by the huangshan mao feng & anji baicha from "life in a teacup" - highly recommend checking out his 2018 offerings.
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Brent D
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:55 am

Anyone know when we should expect to see the spring harvests of anxi TGY start to be for sale?
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Bok
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 pm

Brent D wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:55 am
Anyone know when we should expect to see the spring harvests of anxi TGY start to be for sale?
You mean the green versions? The traditional roasted probably a few more months after spring due to roasting, re-roasting and resting periods.
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:42 am

i guess this year i will be close to 3-400g of various greens. mostly not from famous areas but nice for daily drinking although got 3-4 a bit more special in 50g samples. waiting for houkui to be ready and that will be the last stab to my wallet.

About bit more special ones I quite enjoyed a biluochun, wengjia longjing43. particular one green tea i never heard of before called wu you i ordered in 50g size just this week but seemed really nice when i tried from my friend. had some nice zi sun too that was good to boil as well, huangshan maofeng was nice. I should try to boil this wuyou when i get it.

hope i can drink all this stuff and the japanese ones i recently got before it turns stale.

So far has been a lovely spring with no intention to stop drinking green but we will see when sheng samples and maocha hit what will happen.
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