Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teavivre
Organic Tian Mu Mao Feng Green Tea is one of the ten famous Chinese teas. This Organic Tian Mu Mao Feng Green Tea origins in organic tea base of Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an, Hangzhou. The organic tea base of Tianmu Mountain, has passed the organic certification of European, USA and Japan, is a significant base of planting organic dragon well and green tea.
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These leaves are beautiful. So long and slender and wiry. The color is so deeply green on these leaves that they almost appear black. A deep, forest-y green like the color of the evergreen forests here in the Pacific Northwest. Gorgeous!
The brewed tea is very light in color and has a very pleasing flavor. Mao Feng is one of my favorite green teas … quite simply because it tends to be very simple! It tastes like what I expect green tea to taste like. That isn’t to say that there isn’t a complexity to this cup – it certainly has many layers of enjoyable flavors – what I mean to say is that it doesn’t try to be anything that it is not. It is green tea, and that is what it tastes like.
It has a forward vegetative taste that tastes of sweet, broth-y vegetables – sort of like a comforting bowl of vegetable soup but without the chunks of vegetables! It isn’t really “grassy” … it is more like vegetables, but occasionally, I do get a distinctive tone that is more grassy to me than veggie.
When served hot, it becomes a very cozy, relaxing cup of tea. When served iced, it becomes a very refreshing, exhilarating drink. It is sweet and enjoyable served straight, but it also takes the addition of a thin slice of lemon quite nicely. A sprig of mint would also be agreeable.
This is one of those teas that I’d choose for an everyday green tea. A really enjoyable Mao Feng.