Maofeng Green Tea

Maofeng Green Tea

Global Tea Hut sent me this Maofeng Green Tea sampler with their July 2017 magazine and it’s a wonderful tea indeed. The name translates as Yellow Mountain Fur Peak because of the small light hair on the tealeaves that make them supposedly look like a mountain. The tea is amazingly light and fresh, a bit sweet and has no bitterness at all. So light that it took a while of brewing to get the hot water receive a colour at all. But it did eventually, of course. This light and tender, almost fragile-looking tint, that suits this super finely nuanced green tea so well.

After brewing the tea-leaves unwrapped themselves and turned even more bright and beautiful. As you would expect, of course. But it clearly shows the high quality of this Maofeng green tea — it really is pure, tender and delicious.

Maofeng Green Tea Brewed
Maofeng Green Tea Brewed

The tea comes from Huangshan, Anhui, China, from approximately 800 m high, which isn’t terribly high for a Maofeng (some coming from 1200-1500 m), but it still tastes great. I would compare it to even my favourite, a good Longjing.

I would give it 8/10.

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