Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: LeafSpa
A nice Mao Jian leaf that steeps a lovely green liquor filled with the vegetal notes that make China green teas famous. The sweet finish and well balance mouth feel add to the delight found in this fine tea. A very rare find in readily available organic green teas.
This tea is so good. I believe that this tea could convert many of the “non-green-tea” drinkers out there. Yes, it really is that good.
The dry leaf does not really possess a very strong aroma; however, the brewed tea is pleasantly fragrant. It is a little bit vegetative, a little bit floral.
The flavor is absolute deliciousness. It has a velvet-y mouthfeel that takes me a little by surprise because it resembles an Oolong mouthfeel rather than a green tea mouthfeel. It’s very smooth and lush. Nice!
This tea does possess a vegetative quality, but I wouldn’t call it grassy. It is more like lightly buttered vegetables. Not a strong vegetable taste like spinach. Something a little more subtle, like maybe a sweet winter squash… but not quite. The tea finishes with a delectable sweet and tangy note.
But the best part of the tea is its amazing sweetness without tasting sugary or too sweet. It just tastes perfect.
Truly, one of the best green teas I’ve ever tasted. The only thing that would make it better is if it were organic. Oh… wait a minute! It IS organic! Yep… perfect!
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