2011 Pre-Qingming Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain Peak) Semi-wild from Life in Teacup

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Life in Teacup

Tea Description:

This top quality Huang Shan Mao Feng was harvested from abandoned tea fields in Yellow Mountain. The fields are isolated from mobile roads. Therefore, only simple manual management is possible. The tea didn’t have any pesticide or artificially synthesized fertilizer. Although it’s not certified organic, it’s organic tea by the real sense.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a very refreshing green tea.

The dry leaves are very beautiful, long and withered with a beautiful variety of hues of green starting from a very pale, almost yellow green to a bright, deep green that reminds me of the colors of the Pacific Northwest in the late spring.  Very vibrant and beautiful.

The flavor is remarkable as well.  The sip begins with a delicious sweetness that has a savory side to it as well as the sweet, remind me a bit of the sweet taste of green beans.  As the sip continues, I notice that the savory tone develops slightly as the sweet subsides.  This is the kind of flavor I think of when someone uses the term Umami.

Toward the tail of the sip, there is a fair amount of astringency that is clean and dry, leaving only a hint of the sweet, savory tastes that the palate enjoyed throughout the sip.  With this aftertaste, the palate is almost begging for another sip.  This is the kind of tea that is difficult to put down once I’ve started drinking it; and makes me long for more once the cup is empty.

A wonderful tea experience is in store for those who seek the “Semi-wild” side of this Huang Shan Mao Feng!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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!

2 thoughts on “2011 Pre-Qingming Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain Peak) Semi-wild from Life in Teacup

  1. Beautiful, almost poetic review of one of my favorite tea sellers @gingkoseto – The “deep green of the Pacific Northwest in the spring” that you describe, makes me wish I was sipping her tea right now. Thanks for reminding me of this lovely little company. I think Gingko is traveling at the moment, I’m wondering if it was China, and I can’t wait for her to get back and tell her tales on her Tea Trade blog: http://lifeinteacup.teatra.de/

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