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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.
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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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Even though I mostly stick to blacks and oolongs I somehow picked up a sample of this in my last order. I brewed 4.5 grams in a 100mL gaiwan, and followed the steeping times indicated on this page. The liquor is so light it's almost clear. And the taste is just as light as the liquor would indicate. Quite floral with a bit of sweetness. Very reminiscent of honeysuckle. Zero bitterness and I personally can't detect any vegetal flavors either. Im glad I tried this one on a sweltering hot day like today, because it's just perfect for this type of weather.
Fantastic tea with beautiful leaves. Excellent flavor with a touch of natural sweetness. I'll be ordering again. Only thing that could make it better if it were organic.
The first time I tried this tea I wasn't impressed. It was too weak... no flavour... slightly vegetal. But the second time... WOW!! What a difference!! I used MORE tea and steeped it longer... 2 minutes, and now it is BEAUTIFUL!! Smooth, sweet, creamy, like butter and honey... yet sooo light and pure! It's really really beautiful. I'm so glad I gave it another chance!!
don’t usually drink light-tasting teas, but Huang Shan Mao Feng is one of my favourites during the hot summer days. What’s really amazing about this particular tea is that it can be steeped many times before loosing all its flavour. I remember tasting this tea for the first time back in 2011 when Teavivre was starting and Angel contacted me on Steepster and offered to send me a sample of this tea along with three others. Since then I haven’t had any of this tea from Teavivre and I took the opportunity to get it in a limited offer in April. Upon opening a sample bag an intensive fresh spring peas aroma was revealed and what I noticed with this tea is that it has a somewhat curly leaf shape compared to 2011 harvest which had voluminous leaves as well but more of a straight shape. As the sample contained 4gr of leaf, an exact amount for Gongfu method, I decided to steep it in gaiwan with the instructions at Teavivre’s site. I was a bit boggled by that it’s only a three steep show but I guess it’s for a reason. Upon rinsing the leaves I savoured the fresh vegetal aroma for a while before steeping it for 30 seconds. Moments after I got a very light emerald tone liquor, which is typical for this kind of green tea. First sip revealed light but rich taste of steamed peas followed with sugary note that lingered in the throat for a while. Second sip brought out a light flowery too as well and some tingling on the tongue moments after as well. Second infusion introduced additional note of stone fruits with moist, juicy sensation in mouth that was briefly put to an end with herbaceous finish. Very thirst quenching. With the last infusion I noticed some dryness and general absence of vegetal element with floral component leading through with a tad of sweetness. With last, cooled sips I savored some stone fruit notes and I realized that there was no place for a fourth steep. Very pleasing experience, I only wish it lasted a bit longer.
Much like the other teas I reviewed recently, I received this tea as part of Teavivre’s Limited 2014 Spring Green Tea Sampler. The dry leaves, like the other samples, have a fantastic fresh oily scent to them, this time light and slightly grassy, complementing their dark green color. Much like its dry scent, the taste of this tea is delightfully mild, only slightly sweet and grassy. It is neither savory like a Longjing, nor overly vegetal like Mao Jian. The flavor disperses evenly on the tongue with thick mouthfeel. My first thought upon drinking it is that Mao Feng is perfect for guests or as an (albeit high-end) everyday tea when one is looking for something that is a middle ground between other green tea choices. It has universal appeal. The second steeping increases in sweetness resulting in some hay-like notes. The flavor starts to accumulate more on the tip of the tongue in the second steeping’s aftertaste. The third steeping is by far the best though. The tea takes on a mild fruity taste, reminiscent of light nectarines. Even though other drinkers of Mao Feng commented on it, experiencing it myself honestly took me by surprise. I did not think a green tea could taste like that. Needless to say, I strongly recommend multiple steepings due to the variety of flavors that one cycles through during the tasting session. It’s also well-complemented by dessert after a meal.
I now have a full bag of Teavivre's Huang Shan Mao Feng Green tea with a production date of April 4, 2014, so I know that this is a new tea to me. I reviewed the 2013 before (at Steepster), but today's pot is of the fresh tea from the spring of 2014. I noticed that the leaves are lighter in weight and color than many Mao Fengs familiar to me, including last year's Teavivre crop. The leaves are also quite a bit longer than most Mao Fengs. They are crinkly, long and thin, creating a large volume for a small weight. This is a good example where a scale can come in handy since attempting to measure this tea by volume would be tricky indeed--there's a lot of air space! The appearance of the dried leaves led me to predict that the flavor would be less vegetal, and it is. I find the taste to be more smooth and buttery and light, not at all like dark cooked vegetables (as with some green teas, including some Mao Fengs...). The texture is also quite nice: like satin ribbons rolling over the tongue. This texture I have come to associate with haute green teas in general, as it greatly enhances the drinking experience. For today's tetsubin, I used 5 grams in 22 ounces of water at 79C steeped for about three minutes. The liquor was very pale peachy green, and I could see tiny white filaments floating about inside the glass. I'm already looking forward to the second infusion--plus many more fresh pots on the way!
Dry leaf aroma: Immediate warm grass. Buttery vegetal notes. Slight hint of cocoa. Hint of hay. Wet leaf aroma: Cooked greens, seaweed, cut grass Color: Thin, faint yellow with slight hint of green (very, very slight) Throat: Cooked greens, sugarcane Brew aroma: Cooked spinach, grass, cream, butter. Very intriguing combination. Taste: A bit of umami? :) Strong notes of spinach up-front. Thick body. Long length. Buttery mouth-feel. Ends with vegetal note. Pleasant slight bite that hits in the middle and remains. Second infusion: Spinach notes have calmed down. A hint of floral is peaking through. Ends with the smallest note of plum.
I love green teas and have neglected them lately. I usually drink tons at this time of the year cause they are so fresh. This tea tastes like sweet greens, spinach, asparagus. It’s very fragrant, its aroma is tantalizing. I used 5g of tea, so I get lots of flavour here, with a certain level of astringency due to the amount of leaves maybe. It’s bright but not bitter. This little tea has a lot to offer, strong body and character. A nice floral mouthfeel develops with the later steeps, like a nice gardenia scent. The sweetness also intensifies as I’m sipping on steep #5. This tea gave me an increasing amount of energy, I can see myself drinking lots of it in the morning. Very good, not as enjoyable as Long Jing to me, I miss the buttery notes they provide, but it’s something I will definitely have again.
Dark green twisty leaves that look like fresh mown grass. Fresh green scent. Brews a very pale clear greenish yellow hue. Tastes a bit nutty and fruity with some floral creaminess that is also present in the aroma. There is also a mild green bean taste and a freshness that gives a somewhat minty sensation. Smooth, gentle and refreshing – a lovely tea!
This tea has a sweet vegetal aroma. It is light in flavor with a hint of saltiness. I taste the vegetal green tea flavor and I also get some floral notes, too. There is a lot going on flavor wise: it has a little salty soup broth taste mixed with a floral/vegetal green tea and it still has a lightness to it.
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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