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This Nonpareil Huang Shan Mao Feng is handmade from pre-ming wild tea. One of the Chinese Top Ten teas. Pre-ming tea has strict requirement of the picking time and its making standard, thus the sparrow-tongue appearance could been perfect formed, as well as the smooth sweet taste. Both of these characteristics are favoured by tea lovers.
Te Gong refers to two Chinese words: 特(tè) and 贡(gòng). 特 is short for 特级, which means the tea’s grade is nonpareil; while 贡 is short for 贡品(gòng pǐn), meaning that the tea was used to be paid as tribute to the emperor.
Enjoy charming sparrow-tongue shape, sweet and refreshing taste. Breath of fresh spring air anytime from this appealing pre-ming wild Nonpareil Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea.
Shexian County (歙县), also called as She County, is a famous historic and cultural city lying in the south of Anhui Province. It geographically locates at 118°15′E to 118°53′E, 29°30′N to 30°7′N. The county belongs to Huangshan City, covers an area of 2122 square kilometres.
Dailin Tea Garden is located in Da Guyun village in Huang Shan. Da Guyun originally was implicating high mountains and deep valleys. The tea garden lies in remote areas in high mountains, at which the air is clean, the climate is moist and the four seasons are distinct. People here only plant tea and chrysanthemum.
Wild tea grown everywhere around hillsides
Tea farmers climbed the steep slope of the hill to pick tea, it’s really a hard task.
Chrysanthemum seedling grown among tea trees. People here only grow tea and Chrysanthemum.
Mr Ke, who was born and grown up in the tea village, has been in tea industry for more than 40 years. He began to pick tea follow with parents early in his childhood and aspired to become a excellent tea maker. He started to learn making tea in his 15-year and quickly mastered the traditional skill of making Huang Shan Mao Feng tea. “I will devoted my whole life accompany with tea, as well as the innocent tea village” said Mr Ke.
At Dailing Tea Garden, Angel and Chris met tea farmer Ms Liu who introduced how they pick the tea.
The fresh tea leaves are from tea trees of Huangshan large-leaf species, originally distributes in Huang Shan. It is characteristic in early sprout, dense sprout, strong bud, numerous fuzz. The sample of one bud with two leaves of spring tea from this species contains about 5.2% of amino acid, 24.50% of tea polyphenols, 138.04mg/g of catechin and44.03% of aqueous extract.
Due to its 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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This is a great tea! One of my favorites sold on teavivre. Pleasant taste, no bitterness. Interesting flowery aroma! With that said, IMHO it is a little bit overpriced, as i have found a few other great green teas on this website that are about 30% cheaper but taste as great.
Very pleasant sublet tasting tea. Light and smooth. This is a good tea for sipping all day long, as its taste is mild and enjoyable.
Lovely umami taste. Clean crisp.
Another tea that is full of positive surprises. When rinsed, and later when water is spilled over leaves it sends strong, brisk smell of freshly cut grass. But taste is completely different - it is sophisticated, smooth and milky. Sweet aftertaste stays for a very long time. Just be careful not to have too much of this tea, for it can be heavy on the stomach.
The dry leaves a re medium long and yellow-green. It’s a very clean and sweet and mineral brew. Notes of green bean, chestnut, and sugarcane with a slightly floral finish. As the leaves open up they become bright green and reveal nice budsets. A nice and refreshing green, mao fengs are my favorite.
This tea is more subtle than apparent. The aroma is light and toasty, with balanced nutty and mineral notes that impart a neutral mouthfeel with an aftertaste that wets the palate. There is a delicate floral sweetness that builds and fades progressively with each passing moment. There is a particular quality to this tea, which is that it promotes salivation. It is the opposite of dry and astringent. This is among the best Huang Shan Mao Feng you will ever find. Pricey? Yes, but the experience is worth an investment. Money comes and goes. Good tea becomes part of you.
Dry leaves has scents of chestnut and fresh green. Brewing tea(using gaiwan) has little bit of floral and nutty aroma. Clean, fresh and delicate sweet taste. It doesn't have strong flavor and taste, but it is full of my mouth amazingly. Dragon Well Long Jing is a little bit strong to me, Huang Shan Mao Feng is perfect fit to my taste. Love it, thanks :)
Clean, sweet and refreshing. Complex and subtle. This grade of tea is for green tea lovers who have a refined taste, and can detect nuances. For average green tea drinkers, this tea may be expensive. TeaVivre offers a premium Huang Shan Mao Feng at a much more affordable price, which is also very high quality. This tea is more subtle than strong, more delicate than apparent. I love it because time and patience are required to appreciate its soft, floral, and clean flavors. The aftertaste is very cleansing. It is a quality not found in most other green teas. I infuse 4 times total at 165*F / 74*C.
This was not even 10 minutes out of the box before it was in my Kyusu! I even waited outside for the mailman... I opened the package and was hit with the most enticing scent. I was covered in a deep vegetal aroma and fresh grass. The leaves are stout vibrant green and yellow buds. I placed a generous amount in my warmed kyusu and inhaled. My senses were struck with a nutty and grass sensation. I brewed immediately! The taste was oh so good! A completely refreshing brew with a smooth sugary mouth feel. The initial flavor was watercress, oats, and chestnut. This brew caused some odd descriptive words to come up. These words include juicy, invigorating, refreshment, gushy, and lifey.All and all this was unbelievably fantastic!
This is an excellent tea which my wife and I are enjoying very much. Its aroma and taste are excellent. Highly recommended.
Reply: This Nonpareil Te Gong Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea is 2017 harvest. We will update the information later.
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