Where To Buy: TeaVert
A lot of famous teas come from the region in China called The Golden Triangle, which was the source of many Imperial Tribute Teas or in modern days called “famous teas”.
Tribute Teas were chosen by the Emperor of the last four dynasties for remarkable taste and qualities. The teas were exclusively available only for royal tastes and sometimes even were used as tax payment. If any of the Tribute teas that did not satisfy the royal taste, they would be given to court officials, who could drink the tea or sell it illegally for profit.
In Chinese, “Mao” means fluffy, and “Feng” means mountain peaks. Our organic Mao Feng grows in the mountains of central Zhejiang province and is harvested only in early spring from leaves picked at the right moment and carefully processed. The highest grades use only one bud and the first leaf. Each day the leaves will be different, and they produce a slightly different batch of tea.
The leaf has a pleasantly sweet, mildly fragrant aroma, with a hint of apricot.
The brew in the cup usually infuses to a very pale yellow with a hint of green.
The taste is mellow and sweet with a nice hint of subtle grassiness.
Mao Feng Tea drinkers say that the first brewing is fragrant, the second brewing is sweet, and the third brewing is strong. The tea tastes clean and refreshing, and lasts a long time on the tongue.
Like a great wine, it also has to be a good year.
Heat water to 185-195 F, steep 3 minutes
First I want to say HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY from the SororiTEA Sisters! You know SororiTEA Sisters find ANY reason to drink…TEA, that is…so St. Patrick’s Day is yet ANOTHER reason to “drink up”!
My posts today will feature GREEN Teas. My first post for today is Mao Feng Green Tea from TeaVert!
I really enjoyed this tea! It’s a mellow-sweet, slightly buttery yet vegetable-esque and subtle grassiness type taste all wrapped-up into one with a grassy/dried apricot aftertaste.
In short, it’s a darn good Green! I’m VERY impressed with TeaVert’s Selection and am looking forward to sampling and reviewing more of their teas!