Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: In Nature
Alpine Mao Feng is our premium grade green tea. Only the finest and freshest buds find their way into this outstanding product.
This tea brews to give a pale yellow-green colour with a characteristic aroma and rich flavour with a clean and refreshing aftertaste. Words are insufficient to describe its taste, the only way to truly know it is to taste it.
After reading the above description from the In Nature website, I have to say that I completely agree. Words ARE insufficient to describe the taste of this tea. I am struggling as I type this to try to adequately describe what I am experiencing as I sip this tea. Definitely a challenge, this tea!
But I mean that in the best way imaginable. This tea is truly sublime. It brews to a beautiful pale green color that possesses a very faint vegetative aroma, offering only a hint of what is to come with the sip.
The flavor is delicate. Beautifully delicate with a crisp, clean taste. It has a very smooth flavor with a pleasant sweetness. In the background there is a faint whisper of the aforementioned vegetative notes. It doesn’t taste grassy, only lightly vegetable-like. There is also a hint of butter to this cup, but it doesn’t leave your mouth feeling “coated” with butter like some green teas can.
Just before the end of the sip, the faintest note of sour is introduced to the palate. It is a very refreshing note, it perks up the palate and keeps it from feeling too overwhelmed by sweet tones. The astringency here is also quite refreshing – cleaning the palate and leaving it ready for another sip.
I love the soft presentation of this tea. It doesn’t need to be an overwhelming flavor, instead, this tea offers an intriguing mystery that keeps me sipping. I really have enjoyed this experience with In Nature!
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!
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