Xin Yang Mao Jian Green Tea

35
Percentile
4 ratings
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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Mao Jian Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Xinyang, Henan, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Xin Yang Mao Jian Green Tea

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

Commercial Description

Our spring picked Xinyang Maojian green tea is produced in Xinyang county, Henan province, and is regarded as one of China's top ten teas. It is distinct amongst other green teas, with its leaves having a darker color and it is having a stronger, more robust flavour. Widely drunk in China during hot weather or after work, it is great when you're thirsty and need a refreshing, relaxing tea to drink.

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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Although I like green tea, this is not one of my favorites. Although it seems to be of good quality, the taste is not for me. There is a strong vegetal flavor as well as a bitterness present throughout that I am not fond of. That being said, the aroma is very pleasant with a strong vegetal smell. It seems to be a good cup of tea, just not my style.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma is delightfully savory, mixing notes of sundried tomato. tomato leaves, spinach, and a bit of sauteed mushrooms. At the finish there was a tiny hint of cut grass and a surprising note of dulse.

The first steep keeps up the savory notes, blending sauteed mushrooms, some mild bok choy, a bit of edamame nuttiness, and a tiny bit of potatoes and dulse at the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and the taste is mild at the first, but delightfully savory.


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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Dry Leaf: Smokey and vegetal.
Wet Leaf: Has a warm vegetal aroma with a very slight smokey aroma
Liquor: Is a yellowish green color.
Taste: Has a smokey flavor with a vegetal taste and there is a slight bitterness that lingers in the back of your mouth in a pleasant way.
Overall Opinion: I give this tea a 87. I think this tea has a rich flavor and quite unique from other green teas. Also, I think if you are eating a flavorful food dish this would be a great tea to go with it.
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Reviewer pic94 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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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.

I found this tea worked best for me if the water was slightly hotter than TeaVivre recommends (~185F as opposed to 176F). If the temperature is too low, the cup is sweeter, and much less bitter, but bland, and the aroma is not particularly powerful. I like the bitterness, and I like that it's possible to brew this tea so as to bring out a lot of bitterness without making it too astringent, too sour, or bringing out "off" aromas.

Brewed as I like, at 185 for about 3 minutes, I found this produced a very brisk cup, crisp, and refreshing. Aroma is toasty, grassy, and with deep fruity tones. Flavor is strongly bitter, but in a pleasing way, and also quite tangy.

I also agree with TeaVivre's description of this tea: it is thirst quenching and refreshing, and I think it would go well with hot weather. I can imagine it might also make an outstanding iced tea, although I drank it hot on an unseasonably hot day in April (high of 88 degrees) and found it very refreshing.

Very reasonable price for a tea of this quality!
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