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Hunan Mao Jian from Harney and Sons

Style: Mao Jian Green Tea – Region: Hunan, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 29th, 2017

I tend to like Mao Jian teas a lot, and I still liked this one, but it was my least favorite example of it that I've tried. It was unexpectedly smooth but lacked edge or bite, and I think this bite is one of the things that I most appreciate about this type of tea.

Dry leaf is wiry and curved, very dark green. Qui...

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Gu Zhang Mao Jian Organic from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Mao Jian Green Tea – Region: Guzhang, Hunan, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 7th, 2013

The dry leaf of this tea had the most intensely pleasing aroma of any green tea I have ever encountered.

Upon drinking the brewed tea, it's a little less amazing but still good. There's a lightness and sweetness in this tea that I've only ever encountered in green teas considerably higher in price.

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Mao Jian Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Mao Jian Green Tea – Region: China

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 30th, 2013

The dry leaf looks a bit jumbled and broken, and has a strong and pleasing aroma, typical of Chinese green tea. Leaf looks dark when dry, and is slightly broken, but quite light after brewing.

Upon brewing, produces an exceptionally smooth cup. Among the smoothest of green teas I've tried in this price range.

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Xin Yang Mao Jian Green Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Mao Jian Green Tea – Region: Xinyang, Henan, China

94 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 18th, 2012

This is the type of green tea I like most: strong, dark, and complex, producing a bold and rather bitter, but very clean and refreshing cup.

The dry leaf was very wiry, and intensely aromatic, with an aroma suggesting sweetness, but with some deeper, darker tones as well, a sort of deep fruitiness.

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