Monday, September 9, 2013

LuLin Teas Huang Shan Mao Feng

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, thin and wiry
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 170 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: very pale greenish yellow

This tea was delicate yet fulled bodied at the same time. There were floral and grassy notes along with a mild vegetal astringency. The mouth-feel was smooth and there was interesting sweetness in the finish. With most teas, the sweetness will linger in the palate or at the back of the throat. This one was unusual because it felt like the sweetness was concentrated on my teeth. One of my favorite things about Mao Feng is that it is composed almost completely of bud sets. That makes it a real treat for a tea lover who likes to play with their leaves. Even though western style directions were provided, the gaiwan is usually my weapon of choice. I did at least four consecutive infusions and they were all equally flavorful. This is the second tea that I've tried from +LuLin Teas and so far I have really enjoyed them.

You can find out more about this tea here.