Nonpareil Te Gong Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea

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This tea's info last updated: Jan. 17, 2018

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The historic Huang Shan Mao Feng is well-known as one of the ten famous Chinese tea. This Ming Qian Huang Shan Mao Feng was picked on March 23, 2013, is a kind of pre-ming green tea. Pre-ming tea has strict requirement of the picking time and its making standard, thus the bird-tongue appearance could been perfect formed, as well as the brisk flavor. Both of which are favored by tea lovers.

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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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While I hate to review one of Teavivre's teas so poorly since I'm usually a big fan, this particular tea was not for me! This tea didn't have much of a smell or a taste. I brewed it a couple of times, with different temperatures and steeping lengths, each time it was the same, tasting more like hot water than tea to me. It didn't have much of a color, with only a hint of green hitting the edges of my mug.

I'm still a Teavivre fan, just not a fan of this tea!
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Reviewer pic100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Starting with the dry leaves, I have to say this tea is beautiful. Bright green whole leaves and buds with a slight silvery fuzz, the aroma that comes from them is fresh and slightly floral, specifically it reminds me of yarrow.

The color of the liquid is a wonderful citrine color and the aroma is delightful. It reminds of me standing in a field after rain with the mix of clean, vegetal, and floral scents blending together.

The taste is fantastic, this might be the best Green tea I have ever had. First is the taste of honeysuckle nectar (not the flower smell) next is mild hay, and lastly is a gentle vegetal taste. The taste is clean and pure, the very ideal of tea made reality.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Very smooth, but not aromatic enough for me when brewed.

As usual with TeaVivre, the dry leaf is intensely aromatic, suggesting sweet and umami flavors. The leaf looks to consist exclusively of tips, with two very tiny leaves attached to a bud, the leaves hardly bigger than than the bud itself. Upon brewing though, this tea disappointed me.

Character is typical for Huangshan Mao Feng and recognizable as this type of tea. I think the flavor is sweeter and smoother than typical, but the aroma is milder. There's also less astringency.

The brewed cup is interesting, but the aroma, while extremely pleasing, is too weak to impress me...not as strong as the dry leaf suggests. I'd describe it as lemony, and slightly grassy and toasty, but faint overall. Flavor is smooth and subtle: there's not much bitterness, a very slight sweetness and a slight umami flavor. If brewed in a mug, I find the flavor sinks to the bottom of the cup. Pleasantly dusty finish, just a touch of astringency.

I found the best results when using more leaf, a single, very long steeping time (5-8 minutes), and boiling water. When I tried making multiple infusions, each was too weak.

I have a very cheap, low-grade Huangshan Mao Feng in my cupboard and, while it is somewhat more astringent, and the dry leaf doesn't smell quite as fresh, upon brewing it has a stronger aroma, and I prefer it for that reason, especially given the very high price of this tea. I also prefer TeaVivre's standard Huang Shan Mao Feng to either of these teas. The only advantage to this tea that I found is that it's less picky about brewing temperature--TeaVivre's other tea has a very narrow range of temperatures in which it tastes good to me and is thus a bit tricky to brew. I find that for this tea, temperature makes little difference and boiling water works just fine. It's just hard for me to get this tea tasting strong enough, which bothers me for a tea in this price range.

My favorite huangshan mao feng is still the one from Teaspring. It costs about the same as this one, but I found it much bolder tasting.
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