Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teasenz
Small and curly leaves that are reminiscent of our bi luo chun but with a stronger, more vibrant taste. If you are looking for a highly refreshing green tea that leaves a fresh, clean taste in your mouth, then magical mao jian is just what you need.
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Mao Jian has been, for a long time now, one of my very favorite Chinese green teas. And this Magical Mao Jian Green Tea from Teasenz is delightful! I’m not sure why they chose to call this Mao Jian “Magical” but, it’s tasting magical to me!
Sweet and vegetative with a moderate astringency that leaves the palate feeling tingly clean after each sip, this Mao Jian is pleasantly invigorating and yet mellow and soothing to drink.
The flavor is sweet and light. There are hints of a toasty nutty flavor in the background. The foreground has a crispness to it, and the vegetative taste is somewhere between sweet/grassy and savory/vegetables with maybe just a touch of butter to accentuate the flavor of the veggies. But even with that light touch of butter, the astringency of this tea seems to wipe the palate clean, readying it for another sip. The buttery notes never become heavy or inundating.
I find that as I sip on this tea, my worries seem to melt away and I just sort of lose myself in the cup! That’s what I like best about Mao Jian … and this one is top-notch!