365 Teas Challenge > Day 313 - Green Tea from Hubei

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

Hubei is not a famous tea growing region in China, and it means that you can get an excellent quality tea for an excellent value for money. Like this tea!

This tea is known as Yunwu, which translates as “Clouds & Mists”, it is a name that is used often for Chinese green teas, and it may come from different provinces. It signifies the two types of condensation that often happen together in high mountainous areas with higher humidity. These areas are ideal for tea farming. Most of the tea plantations in China are found on mountains with mist, and the high humidity ensures that leaves grow more slowly and remain tender (Shu, Zhang, Lan, & Wong, 2003; Dong, Xie, & Du, 2001; Cao, Zhao, & Liu, 1998 ).

Tasting this tea was a good experience. It had both floral and vegetal characteristics and pleasant toasty aroma. I can see how people can drink this daily with pleasure and without hurting their pockets. I feel that I still need to learn how to appreciate green teas until then teas like this one will undoubtedly satisfy me.


Tea profile:


Type: Green

Origin: Hubei Harvest time: 2020

Leaf colour: Dark green snail shaped fine leaves Liquor colour: Faint yellow

Tea Aroma: Floral and toasty

Tea Taste: Mellow with floral andvegetal undernotes

Steeping: Place about 4 g of this tea in a gaiwan or teapot and add hot water around 85°C. After rinsing the leaves, you can steep for 10 seconds and add 10 second to each consecutive steeping. You can re-steep this tea about four times.

Shelf life: Up to 2 years

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