Top Grade Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea 黄山毛峰
Huang Shan Mao Feng is one of the top ten most famous Chinese teas. This tea comes from the north side of Huang Shan mountain, Anhui province. The tea grows on the hills of the mountain with a high elevation of about 1200 meters, often covered with mist and clouds. The soil is rich in minerals and mixed with a lot of rocky stones!
Top grade Huang Shan Mao Feng has one bud and one baby leaf, like a sparrow tongue, and has a heavier, more dense profile than other green teas. The tea leaves have a pale green color with various hues, and become more vibrant after steeping. It has a floral fragrance, very smooth, buttery and silky, hints of green bean and pea, with a lasting sweet finish. A floral fragrance is usually an indication of a high quality green tea. No bitterness or astringency, even after a long steeping.
As an independent review notes: "When I was drinking it I found myself relaxed and thinking of flowers blooming and trees budding, it was peaceful and reflected in the taste. Definitely one of those type of teas I like to sip when the only thing I have to think about is the tea, no distractions from the outside world."
For more information, please read our blog here: A Look at Yellow Mountain, Home to Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea.
Origin: Huang Shan Mountain, Anhui province, China
Picking standard: One bud and one baby leaf
Harvest Time: Late March 2021
It's floral and vegetal, hints of green bean, a little grassy, very smooth and silky, refreshing, with sweet finish. No bitterness or astringency even after long steeping. It is very versatile in pairing with food, especially with rich heavy meal.
185oF, 4 grams (3 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, up to 4 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.