This was the last of the Huang Shan Mao Feng from Red Blossom. I had about 5g left. Since the last bit of it had a lot of the tea dust and broken leaves I put the dry leaves into a strainer and gently shook off the small bits. I was left with about 3g of dry tea.

The aroma of the wet tea leaves was reminiscent of yuzu; a citrus fruit that’s woody and refreshing. There was also a bit of toasty-nuttiness to it.

The liquor was easily drunk. The flavour was subtle. I found the mouth feel to be juicy but slightly astringent. In fact the astringency was a very nice compliment to the juiciness.

I like this tea but I feel it’s a delicate brew to make. For me, its not an everyday tea but one that takes some time and dedication to appreciate.

Overall, I think it’s a good green tea. Even though my cup is empty the taste lingers on my tongue.

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Tea purist: high quality teas, spring water & a gaiwan

Typically drinks Chinese greens, oolongs, and black teas. As well as matcha.

Occasionally drinks Japanese greens.

Will try but not store Indian, Sri Lankan, African teas.

Dislikes bagged tea, rooibos, mate, and most scented blends.



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