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What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by fire_snake » May 6th, '11, 08:12

This green tea is actually quite good. I'm surprised Teaopia has it. The trade name is "Jade Snow":

http://www.teaopia.ca/products2.cfm/ID/ ... -Green-Tea

This Green Tea leaf is filled with white tips and is fully produced by hand making it a very desirable Green Tea. This fresh Green Tea from Yunnan has a slight hint of apricot, which makes it a light and refreshing cup. If you are new to Green Tea, Jade Snow’s lightly flavoured aroma may be a good place to start.

It is not flavoured. What you see is what you get. At first I was put off by the prospect of giving Teaopia more of my money. However, I can recommend this tea with absolutely no reservations. It's light, fresh, tasty, hard to overbrew.

My question is, what is this tea's actual name? Is it some sort of bi luo chun, some other kind of Chinese green? "jade Snow" is just marketing-speak.

Thanks,

Christian.


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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by puerhking » May 6th, '11, 12:58

It looks like one of the ubiquitous large leaf varieties of green tea from Yunnan. Here is something that looks just like it but they call it Mao Feng. Not to be confused with Huang Shan Mao Feng. I think vendors call it what they want to make it seem more exotic.

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1620

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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by Chip » May 6th, '11, 13:35

puerhking wrote:It looks like one of the ubiquitous large leaf varieties of green tea from Yunnan. Here is something that looks just like it but they call it Mao Feng. Not to be confused with Huang Shan Mao Feng. I think vendors call it what they want to make it seem more exotic.

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1620
Which is why there are thousands of different(ly named) teas. :mrgreen: That is before you even begin with the English "named" versions. :roll:

And then the whole grading subject also being discussed today as well here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 35#p196222

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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by puerhking » May 6th, '11, 18:44

Chip wrote:
puerhking wrote:It looks like one of the ubiquitous large leaf varieties of green tea from Yunnan. Here is something that looks just like it but they call it Mao Feng. Not to be confused with Huang Shan Mao Feng. I think vendors call it what they want to make it seem more exotic.

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1620
And then the whole grading subject also being discussed today as well here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 35#p196222
Oh god....I don't even want to go there! :lol:

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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by Chip » May 6th, '11, 18:49

puerhking wrote:
Chip wrote:
puerhking wrote:It looks like one of the ubiquitous large leaf varieties of green tea from Yunnan. Here is something that looks just like it but they call it Mao Feng. Not to be confused with Huang Shan Mao Feng. I think vendors call it what they want to make it seem more exotic.

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1620
And then the whole grading subject also being discussed today as well here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 35#p196222
Oh god....I don't even want to go there! :lol:
Good thing there is not such confusion with say ... pu-erh ... oh wait ... that is even worse yet! :lol: :twisted: :roll:

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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by puerhking » May 6th, '11, 19:01

At first I thought wait pu is easier...then I thought...yeah your right it's just as bad! (throws up arms and drinks the pu in front of him)
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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by fire_snake » May 7th, '11, 07:37

Thanks, everyone.

So we've discerned it's a large leaf variety from Yunnan. That clears everything up. :wink:

In any case, it's pretty good, at least to my tastebuds.

Christian

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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by bagua7 » May 7th, '11, 07:56

It resembles a lot white tea? Is the taste similar?

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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by lkj23 » May 7th, '11, 09:28

I have the Mao feng from YS that puerhking says and is really similar

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Re: What is "Jade Snow" green tea? Please identify.

by fire_snake » May 7th, '11, 18:11

bagua7 wrote:It resembles a lot white tea? Is the taste similar?
Not really, but it's sweet.

I find white tea a little too subtle and sensitive.

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