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Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea
Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea
Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea
Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea
Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea
Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea

Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea



Puer might be the most well-known tea coming out of Yunnan these days, but that wasn’t always the case. Before puer’s popularity was renewed in the 2000s, the most commonly drank tea locally was green tea, usually from Simao. Even today, it’s more likely than not that the security guard, bus driver, police officer or store employee you’d encounter in Kunming still just threw some local green tea in their thermos to get them through the day.

History aside, this tea has a dense flavour, lasting fragrance and slight astringency. The 2022 version of this tea uses first flush material, which emphasizes the sweetness and gives it a more delicate fragrance, with some vegetal and nutty notes. Overall, it makes for an excellent budget green tea that produces a pleasant and uncomplicated experience.

For one of us, this tea represents a taste of childhood, growing up drinking dad’s thermos-brewed green tea. While this tea might not have the same cache as many puer, nor be something you want to store away for ageing, it’s just as representative of the taste of Yunnan.

We recommend brewing this tea with 80-85c water in a glass gongdaobei/pitcher and using a smaller amount of tea than you would for gongfu brewing. Something around 1 gram to 30ml of water should be good, but feel free to adjust this depending on taste. Brew the first infusion for around 1 minute, then keep topping up the pitcher as you please.


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4 reviews for Hulk Spring 2022 Simao Green Tea

  1. 5 out of 5

    wingnut4096 (verified owner)

    This isn’t necesarily the most unbelievable tea I’ve ever tasted, but for the price, this is incredible. Well balanced between a solid, slightly roasty, savory body and a vegetal yet floral bittersweet finish, this is a great everyday kinda tea. Also makes for really great coldbrew (10g/1L, 24hrs in the fridge)!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Gimbad

    The best teas are the ones you keep returning to and Hulk is a lovely, clean, uncomplicated green that is great for the price. Its a good green tea with hints of cream, making it feel more like a treat instead of a regular tea. You don’t need too much tea with this one and you can brew it hot or cold, whatever rocks your boat.

  3. 5 out of 5

    grifty (verified owner)

    Superb value, easy to brew, vegetal goodness, with moments of umami and sweetness too. Hulk is also versatile…I’ve tried it at lower temperatures and higher temperatures, all of which bring out good qualities. Oh, and it steeps numerous times and keeps much of its taste, boldness, and thick texture. Hulk covers most of the ground. So unless you’re looking for a particularly delicate and ultra-sweet brew, Hulk is a winner that’s ready to be infused any way you wish. [P.S. I accidentally left this review on the 2021 offering, but I was referring to this 2022 version of Hulk…2022 may be the first year of Hulk I’ve tried, but if there’s a 2023 offering, it won’t be my last!]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    Very pleasing tea for smooth sessions. Treat yourself!

    //Smell : hazelnut, homemade Nutella, vegetal, roasted notes, cooked vegetables, white chocolate, almond paste with pistachios, tamari sauce, umami, banana-orange-mango juice
    //Texture: Medium texture, just joy in the mouth, active back teeth (haha), cheeks coating, pleasing dry sensation
    //Taste : Light astringency, salted cooked corn, tamari sauce, roasted notes, dashi broth, almond sugary bites, should be an excellent pair with sushis
    //Body sensation: Serenity, present moment, gentle energy, pure joy

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