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Clouds

Clouds & Mist from Empire Tea Services

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Empire Tea Services

Product Description:

China green tea grown in the misty mountains. Well twisted long leaves, delicate flavor and makes a pale bright cup. One of the best!

Taster’s Review:

It is fun to watch this tea steep.  The dry leaves are long and thin, curly and twisted.  As the “agony of the tea leaves” commences, I watch these leaves toss and turn in the hot water, slowly opening to reveal tiny, delicate leaves, and producing a gorgeous clear green liquor.

The flavor of this Clouds & Mist green is sweet and vegetative.  The vegetative taste is somewhat grassy, and yet I taste notes of vegetables as well.  It has a wonderful savory taste to it with hints of spice tones in the background.  I can also taste a hint of citrus-y flavor in the background.

This is not your typical “sweet and buttery” green tea, it doesn’t have that buttery, thick mouthfeel that you might experience with a Chinese Sencha.  Instead, I consider this to be on the opposite side of the spectrum.  The flavor is more savory, as I mentioned previously.

There are sweet tones to this tea, and they are contrasted well with the savory notes.  The sweetness arrives at the start of the sip; a sour note that hits about mid-sip; while the bitterness reveals itself briefly just after the sour note washes over the palate..

This is a wonderfully complex green tea that I would recommend to all green tea enthusiasts.

Cloud & Mist Tea from Mark T. Wendell

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy:  Mark T. Wendell

Product Description:
This tea is a unique find, deriving its name from the high altitude growing areas of the Wu Lu Mountains in the Jiangxi province of China. Grown in the gentle mountain clouds and prevalent mist, this tea consists of single bud and leaf sets that unfurl magnificently when brewed. The brewed liquor has a herbaceous aroma, a smooth and sweet taste and appears a modest yellow-green in the cup.

Tasters Review:

I assumed this would be grassier tasting based on the aroma but it has a wonderful Sweet-Buttery-Almond Type Taste to it-  with a little grassiness is the middle of the sip – but then ends smoother.  Smoother than I expected, too!

This is a good green tea!  For those of you who think green teas are grassy or mossy tasting and leave funky-floral aftertastes…give green another try if that is what turns you off on greens!  Cloud & Mist from Mark T. Wendell is different and very pleasing!

Plus…Cloud Mist Green Tea is one of China’s top ten teas.  Perhaps you’ve seen it by another name from other companies?

They sometimes go by Yun Wu Green Tea, Cloud and Mist Tea, Cloud and Mist Green Tea, Cloud Mist, Yun Wu Lu Cha, Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea, Mount Lu Cloud and Mist.  Regardless this is a nice, clean cuppa.  Very unique and refreshingly-sweet.