Today I have decided I am going to go for a light yet sharp and fresh tasting tea. Here’s where this little treasure comes in.
This is Huang Shan Mao Feng from LuLin Teas.
This is said to be a clear light and tasty Green Tea.
According to LuLins website this is one of the Chinese top 10 teas. I cant wait to give it a try.
I pop open the foil sample pack and I smell the freshness of the tea, almost grassy and floral but also with a slight hint of white chocolate! I must say it smells divine.
I prepare my kettle for boiling.
LuLin advise that you use 3-4g in an average sized teapot, use boiled water cooled to 75 degrees and infuse for 2-4 minutes. They also advise that the tea can be re-steeped.
My kettle has now boiled so I pour the hot liquid into my teapot.
4 minutes later I pour out the clear liquid into my cup. At this moment the liquid is very pale and I would guess that this is going to be a very mild green tea.
I take a sip and get a lovely smooth and grassy flavour.
This tea tastes slightly floral, clean, fresh and is a very exceptionally mild green tea. This for me is a winner as I prefer the milder green teas.
I am pleased that the tea is not too harsh and I like that fact that the tea has a few different flavours to it that just seem to come together so nicely. You take a sip and firstly get a slight grassy taste, then you get a smooth clean taste then finally you finish with a sweet floral flavour that compliments the whole drink entirely.
LuLin describes this tea as-
When infused this tea produces a clear liquid with a sharp and a fresh floral fragrance. But is easy on the palate making it a very drinkable green tea.
From the Huang Shan Mountains, in the South of the province of Anhui in Eastern China Another name for this tea is Hairy Peak Tea or Yellow Mountain Fur Peak because of the small white hairs that cover the leaves and because the shape of the leaves once processed resemble a mountain peak.
This is one of China’s 10 famous teas. The name Mao Feng is a term in tea manufacture denoting the picking of a bud and two leaves of equal length or a bud and a single leaf. It is harvested in early spring, pre-Qing Ming.
This tea has recently been chosen as a National Gift Tea to be presented to foreign VIPs by the Chinese Foreign Affair Board.
The myth surrounding Mao Feng states that a young man and a beautiful young girl who worked on a tea plantation fell in love. One day an evil dictator decided he would like to have the young girl for himself so he kidnapped her. When she escaped she discovered that the tyrant had killed her love. She wept so much that she turned into the rain and her lover’s body grew into a tea bush. This is said to be the reason why the area is so cloudy and humid all year round.
Overall I would describe this tea as light, fresh, floral, grassy and perfectly balanced. I will definitely be ordering this again. Thank You LuLin.