Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea
Carefully picked and processed to deliver a sweet tea with no bitterness, HuangShan MaoFeng – like our Long Jing green tea – always makes it near the top of the list of China's top ten teas. TeaVivre's authentic, grade 1, HuangShan MaoFeng is grown near the peak of HuangShan mountain in Anhui province.
Ratings & Reviews
Page 1 of 1 page with 4 reviewsA mix of strong vegetal (I would say green bean and a hint of spinach) and sesame seeds. There is a finish of yeasty bread and cherries.
The beginning of the taste is sweet, gently sweet like honeysuckle nectar and sesame seeds. It reminds me a of the aftertaste you get when eating sesame Halva but with a vegetal quality. After the initial sweetness it changes to green bean and lastly finishes with honey. I was able to get three delicious steeps out of this tea.
Tea_is_wisdom (4 reviews) on Jul. 23rd, 2012
Wet Leaf: I get a vegetal aroma almost like a boiled green bean or something close to that.
Liquor: Clear and pale.
Taste: I get a light refreshing sweet vegetal flavor. The broth gives your tongue a slight dryness on your tongue that is nice.
Overall Opinion: I give this tea a 90. It is crisp, light refreshing and totally reminds me of drinking a Long Jing. If you are a Long Jing tea drinker I think you will enjoy this tea also.
This is the best green tea that I've had yet, and possibly my favorite tea! Paired with lunch on a hot day, I was extremely satisfied by its taste! It was refreshing and smooth, and had no bitterness whatsoever ( which is one of my usual complaints with tea). While it is a little pricey, I feel like this tea is worth every penny.
Alex Zorach (1284 reviews) on Apr. 30th, 2012
Dry leaf is intensely aromatic, and packed very loosely. A lot of leaf (by volume) is needed to produce a normal-strength cup.
I found this tea was picky about brewing, and that there was a very narrow range of temperatures in which it tasted good, but it was worth figuring it out, because "in the zone" this tea tasted fantastic! Below 180F it was too bland, but too much above 185F it acquired an "off" aroma. Brewed the way I like, somewhere in between, it was exquisite, however.
When brewing in a larger mug, I found that much of the flavor sinks to the bottom of the cup. Upon sipping the brewed cup, the aroma is rather weak, but the flavor is pleasing. There is a fairly present umami or savory quality, but it is light and not overwhelming. There is some sweetness and a hint of sourness, and very little bitterness.
Aroma is very pleasing, but relatively faint and subtle. Aroma is a little like freshly cut grass, slightly floral, and also quite vegetal. Towards the end of the cup, some woody tones come out. This tea struck me as very delicate. When brewed with water that is too hot, I found it tasted a bit soapy.
A bit on the price, I think this is another tea offering very good value. I have had the opportunity to sample some Mao Feng green tea of a broad range of prices lately. TeaSpring sells some Huang shan Mao Feng for over 3 times the price of this offering. While that tea is certainly more aromatic, I think that in this price range, I was really impressed, and for an everyday tea, I'd rather buy this one. This tea is also much smoother than lower (bargain-priced) tea I've seen sold as Huang Shan mao feng.
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