Tea: Black Mao Feng

A Keemun Mao Feng from Simon Lévelt

Picture of Black Mao Feng
Brand:Simon Lévelt
Style:Keemun Mao Feng
Region:Xiuning, Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Product page:Black Mao Feng

Review of Black Mao Feng

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6 of 103 of 53 of 556 of 100
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Based on my experiences with black gunpowder, I was not surprised that this doesn't taste like Mao Feng at all. It's more like other Chinese black teas I've had. It's got just a tiny little bit of sweetness but it's hardly there. It's pleasantly almost-bitter (but I did make it pretty strong).
Resteeps quite decently.
It's a nice tea but nothing exciting.

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Comments:

Alex Zorach wrote:
on April 19th, 2018

Yeah...the relationship between mao feng green tea and Keemun mao feng is mainly just one of visual aesthetics of the leaf-shape...there is not really any resemblance of flavor, aroma, or other qualities that I know of!

That said, if you didn't find this tea super exciting, I wouldn't give up on Keemun Mao Fengs yet...the two examples of it that I've tried have all been quite outstanding among Keemuns...maybe this just wasn't the best batch.

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