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- Chinese: huáng shān máo fēng
- Translation: Mingqian Huangshan Maofeng
- Type: Green Tea
- Cultivar: Huangshan Maofeng
- Origin: Huangshan, Anhui
- Harvest Date: 2023/03/17
- Storage Methods: Refrigeration, Sealing, Moistureproof, Avoid light.
- Shelf Life: 18 months
- Glass Cup Brewing Method: The ratio of green tea to tea is 1:50, and a glass cup of about 300ml can pour 5g of tea.
- Pour water into the cup (the water temperature is 80~85°C), pour it slowly along the wall of the cup, and let the tea leaves fully infiltrate. The speed of water injection should not be too fast.
- Wait for 3 to 5 minutes, and you can drink the delicious, green tea soup, and then when you drink 1/3 of the teacup, you can refill the water again, usually brew three times.
This tea is one of the most famous teas in China. The tea is grown near Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), which is home to many excellent and renowned varieties of Green Tea. Huangshan Mao Feng Tea in English translation means "Yellow Mountain Fur Peak" which is due to the tiny white hairs that coat the leaves and the distinctive shape of the processed tea leaves, which remind people of a mountain peak.
This is a green tea of exceptional flavor. I've sampled several teas from this Chinese firm and they have all been superb. The leaves have a deep emerald green color and a slightly sweet vegetal aroma. I brewed a teaspoon of leaves in the cup pouring 8 oz. of water over them that had been heated to around 175 degrees (allowing freshly boiled water to cool for several minutes before pouring). Steeping time varied from 3-5 minutes over three separate brewing samples.
Each sample was stronger than the last with greater depth in flavor and aroma. Each sample was also slightly more astringent than the one before, so there is a trade-off when engaging in increased steeping times. Increased depth of flavor will cost a slight increase in bitterness. Four minutes of steeping time seems to be the sweet spot and the usual length of time that I now use. Tasting notes for this tea include heather, honey mead, sweet grass and lemon balm. It has a refreshing vegetal sweetness and an earthy and floral finish reminiscent of herbs like lemongrass and bee balm.
Because of the unique and flavorful properties of this green tea, it is best to drink it straight without any additions that might alter its taste. I find that drinking it before the tea has an opportunity to cool too much, so that there is enough residual heat to enjoy both its sweet, herbal aroma and its complex green tea flavor, heightens the enjoyment of this distinctive green tea. When it cools, the tea begins to become more astringent and re-heating it will only make it more so.
This is one of the great green teas: even those who avoid green teas may find this one refreshingly sweet and flavorful. Huangshan Mao Feng green tea and Japanese Gyokuro are similar in that they both possess unusually complex flavors and a delightful vegetal sweetness. Their method of production is very different but they boast similarly excellent properties. They are my two favorite green teas and I strongly recommend both of them. I recommend you start here, with Huangshan Mao Feng green tea because it is both superb and a bit more reasonably priced.
This green tea tastes amazing. It's got a fresh flavor to it.
This is the first time I tried MaoFeng green tea and I really enjoy it a lot. I steep this in 180°F hot water for about 2 minutes. It is a very smooth and delicious tea. It has a slightly sweet, vegetal, grassy taste profile with a floral note. There is a very slight astringency to it, which seems to increase with steeping time, so there is a trade off in getting a full flavor without the astringency. It is very fragrant and orchid like.
The loose tea leaves are long and fresh. Overall, I really enjoy this tea. Smooth, delicious and very fragrant. The sweet, floral note is exquisite. I would recommend giving it a try. Very good green tea.
It turns out that this nearly clear tea most definitely has a deliciously fragrant aroma and a beautifully subtle taste without even a hint of bitterness. In a word, I find it to be OUTSTANDING. I don’t say that about too many teas.
Overall, this is a wonderful tea. If you like green teas, this might be a delicious option for you!
This tea is the real deal. For people who don't know, MaoFeng green tea is one of the most popular Chinese green teas. The most popular version of MaoFeng comes from the Huang Shan Yellow Mountain in Anhui province (google it if you don't know what it looks like--it's an incredible place). This tea is grown there too, so you know it's high quality. Since this is a Chinese green tea, it may taste a bit different to you if you're used to Japanese green teas. Whereas the Japanese ones tend to be more vegetal in flavor, this tea is much more sweet and nutty. This was a bit of a surprise for me as I was expecting that green, vegetal flavor! But just because I envisioned the taste differently, doesn't mean I didn't love this tea. Because I did!
This tea brews to a very light greenish yellowish color. I thought the color was too light at first and was wondering if I had brewed it wrong, but upon checking this page again, I confirmed I did it right! I'm not good with super hot tea/coffee, so I usually wait for my hot drinks to get to room temperature, but I quickly learned not to do that with this tea. This one definitely has more flavor when warm. Again, it's slightly nutty, sweet, and oh so soothing. You may feel like you took a quick detour to the mountains of China when you drink this. Even if you don't love green tea, I honestly can't picture you not liking this one! If you're not into the vegetal green teas, this type of tea might open your eyes to a different green tea flavor profile. Hope you enjoy!