We are proud to offer a Certified Organic Green Tea from Yunnan. This tea was grown in the area of Simao and was harvested in April.
Silver Strands (银丝) Green Tea is a very fragrant and pungent green tea that can be infused many times. It has the robust characteristics of Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica with a potent aftertaste that lingers in the back of the mouth. The leaves have been dried into extremely thin strands that slowly unravel and expand as they are infused. A delicious green tea!
This is a classic "robust" style Yunnan Green Tea, a 1 leaf to 1 bud plucking style. It's floral, beany, grassy and sweet when brewed carefully. We recommend brewing gong fu style (short steepings at first) using 85C water and 4 grams per 100ml vessel. It can be brewed 6 to 8 times gong fu style, which is a lot for a green tea!
Our Yunnan Sourcing Certified Organic teas are certified organic by EcoCert SA and are certified organic to international standards (EcoCert is IFOAM accredited).
To see pictures of the organic plantation where this tea is grown click here!
April Harvest and Processing