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Carefully picked and processed to deliver a sweet tea with no bitterness, HuangShan MaoFeng – like our Long Jing green tea – always makes it near the top of the list of China's top ten teas. TeaVivre's authentic, grade 1, HuangShan MaoFeng is grown near the peak of HuangShan mountain in Anhui province. Beautiful mountains can produce good teas; higher places can engender better aroma. Our Huang Shan Mao Feng is grown in an area between 1200 meters to 1400 meters high, which has proper sunlight and is covered by clouds and mist.
There is an old Chinese proverb that says “Famous mountains produce famous tea”, and this applies well to TeaVivre's HuangShan MaoFeng. Literally “Yellow Mountain's mountain peak shaped, fur covered tea”, because of the shape of the leaves - which really sounds a lot better in Chinese – this tea is grown and produced by traditional methods on the forested mountainous upper slopes of Mt. HuangShan.
This year we've managed to secure a very high quality, early spring harvested tea with one bud and leaf of a yellow-green color. A great refreshing tea, when brewed it has a pale apricot color, strong orchid like aroma and long lasting, light, fresh taste – that has, like all premium green teas – no hint of bitterness whatsoever.
Second only to white teas, green teas such TeaVivre's premium HuangShan MaoFeng, have high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. With high levels of vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, TeaVivre's HuangShan MaoFeng also promotes healthy teeth and bones.
For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
Like all Green Teas, HuangShan MaoFeng should only be brewed in clean, mineral free, water at around 176 ºF (80 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes, and can be infused 3 or 4 times.
As done in China, it is best brewed directly in a white ceramic cup or clear glass. This lets you enjoy the slowly changing shape of the leaves as they slowly absorb water while brewing.
For more information on some of the skills and arts of brewing tea, check out our article on How To Make Tea.
Our HuangShan MaoFeng green tea comes from Anhui Province. The tea is from plantation located on the slopes of HuangShan Mountain in Anhui. The historical birthplace and home to the best MaoFeng teas, this amazingly beautiful area is a mix of high rugged mountains and dense forests, with the cool temperatures and perpetually misty conditions ideal for growing the delicate buds and leaves used to make HuangShan MaoFeng.
This Huang Shan Mao Feng Tea is from Mr. Kong who have been engaged in tea field for more than ten years. He focus on providing high quality teas to tea lovers all over the world and always produces more and more natural, safe and healthy teas including the Green tea we choose : Liu’an Guapian, Dragon Well Green Tea (Long Jing), Xin Yang Mao Jian and Tai Ping Hou Kui.
Mr. Kong elaborated his feeling about the tea culture: Tea Culture is a general concept which is different for people in different area. Although it is complex but there’s one thing that can be sure, that is the same as manage the enterprise, tea culture also needs management along with its quick development in the modern world.
Due to it's ideal tea growing environment of high mountains, cool weather and cloudy weather, the area around Mt. HuangShan in Anhui has been used to cultivate high quality tea for centuries. Modern HuangShan MaoFeng tea however traces its roots back to the late 1800's and a merchant called Xie Zheng An, who fled the war at the time and decided to setup a family tea business at HuangShan Mountain. Naming it after where it was produced – HuangShan mountain – and its appearance – looking like a fur covered mountain peak - the tea his family produced quickly became very popular in China due to its excellent quality and great taste and aroma.
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A lovely, light tea. It has a smooth, sweet flavor with no bitterness. I would recommend this tea.
Preparation notes: Around 3 tsp. of tea leaves in 500 ml. water at the below parameters, with no additives. Dry Leaf: Dark green and very thin, like pine needles. There were leaves and bud pairs interspersed throughout and it smelled very clean and floral. Steeped Leaf: The floral characteristics were still evident after steeping, but with a nutty overtone – and there’s a brownish tint to the pale green liquor that reminds me even more of nuts. It’s not a roasted nutty note like with genmaicha, however – maybe more of raw walnuts or pecans? The texture is buttery and smooth, and there is no bitterness at all in the taste. This makes me think that it could probably be quite forgiving if the tea were oversteeped. There is some grassy flavor in the tea itself, but it is a sweet grassy flavor, not overpoweringly vegetal. Overall: This and the Dragonwell are probably my favorite greens from TeaVivre so far – and this would be the one I recommend to anyone who prefers a green tea on the less vegetal side, or someone who is just starting out with greens and needs a wide margin of error as far as preparation goes, and a gentler introduction to the flavor profile. It is definitely going on my shopping list! This review was originally published on Steepster by JoonSusanna in February, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from JoonSusanna.
I see that some reviewers are having trouble with this tea. I personally love this tea -- it is one of my favorites. When brewed correctly, it reveals complexity of flavor that is marvelous, especially at this price point. It has a nice honey and toasted spice flavor and aroma. I did notice, however, that the Mao Feng from TeaVivre requires a different method than I usually use for green teas. When I brew LongJing from TeaVivre, I use only 168-172F temperature and about 9 grams/2 cups water for about 3 minutes on the first infusion. But the Mao Feng teas are not as strong flavored, so I increased tea to 10g/2 cups, increased temperature to 176-182F, for the 3 minutes, then stir and let sit for another 15-20 seconds, then into the glass through a strainer (I always let teas brew loose-leaf and freely in the glass container, never inside a ball or anything). It is amazing the difference the increased tea and higher temperature makes. Everyone has their own preferences for strength of tea, but this one really does need a bit more tea and a higher temp, otherwise it is not flavorful. The color is quite pale, even when brewed correctly.
This is very high grade tea at a very good price. Good taste, aftertaste and never any bitterness. If you like Mao Feng this is a bargain.
The dry leaf smells very fresh and grassy, and they’re also very long leaves! I used my bamboo spoon, since it is rather wide and flat by contrast to a regular teaspoon. I brought the water to a boil and let it cool a few minutes before using with about 2 spoons of the dry leaf. I think I may have let the water cool too much, as my brew is very very mild, and I am not getting really much flavour at all. I did notice that some of the leaves hadn’t been fully submerged in the water, so I am having a second steeping to see what happens. So far, I like the Taimu green tea better, but it might’ve been my technique and brewing. Thanks to teavivre for sending this one to me. I still have one more green to try, the Bi Lou Chun. This review was originally published on Steepster by Heather Martin on May, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Heather Martin.
Having just been introduced to the "Famous Teas of China" a few years ago I was anxious to try a few that I hadn't before. Unlike other tea dealers Teavivre has the date and year of harvest on the package. I can tell you that upon opening the bag I stod and just breathed in the wonderful aroma of this tea. I had never smelled anything so fresh. As with most spring harvest teas I prefer short steeps of increasing time. This tea managed to give me 4 good steeps at 15,20,and 25 seconds,and finally 1 minute. It has the vegetal of a Long Jing but also a sweetness and lovely mouth feel of a more mature tea. Both delicate and satisfying. I have yet to buy a tea from Teavivre that not only do I love, but feel the need to always have some on hand. Thank you.
Nice flavor! tasteful!
This is a relatively light tea so using more leaf and steeping for a little bit longer makes up for this if you like yours a little stronger. The liquor is a very pale yellow but it packs a lot of flavor! It tastes rich and every sip a bit different; some more vegetal, others indulgently buttery, others slightly nutty. And there is no bitterness, even after my longer than suggested steep. It's definitely a winner.
This is the tea that won my husband over to green tea. He used to drink black tea with milk and sugar, but now he asks for this one, plain, in the evenings. It is wonderful with food, too. It resteeps very nicely and is a staple in this house. Delicious, not grassy, and not even a hint of sourness.
Reply: The Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea is not appled for chemical residues test by the tea farmer. But this tea is planted and produced in ecological and natural enviornment. It is safe for drinking.
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