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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!