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This is the first loose tea that I have tried. Previously, I have drank tea in sachets by Harney & Sons and I have gradually made the transition to starting to drink loose tea. I have been told by many that they prefer the taste of loose teas and believe that it is better quality and provides a better taste. After this experience, I agree.
When I opened the tea sample, I was a bit fascinated by the sight of these tea leaves. They were long thin leaves. Most of the leaves with a nice bright green and a few had a bit of yellow in the leaves,which might be as a result from the fixing of the leaves via hot woks during production.
I brewed the Huangshan Mao Feng to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.I steeped the tea for about 3 minutes. The first flavor that I tasted was a grassy flavor. While I continued to drink the tea,I tasted vegetal flavors with subtle smoky flavor. I also tasted a bit of a toasted nutty flavor. The liquor was a light green to a light greenish yellow. I believe that the vegetal flavor is complemented by smoky and nutty flavors that I tasted.

I appreciate Russel from Harney & Sons for sending me this tea sample. Harney & Sons continues to offer it’s customers great quality tea. Hopefully I can visit one of their shops soon. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
SimplyJenW

I have been to both shops…SoHo in May of 2011, and Millerton last August. I thoroughly loved both visits. Highly recommended.

Erika M.

I’ve wanted to visit for such a long time! I guess it’ll be worth it, when I finally get the chance. Which shop do you like better, Millerton or Soho?

SimplyJenW

I think I felt more relaxed in Millerton….more because I am a midwest gal and the big city is kind of intimidating for me. However, we did have a lovely dinner in Little Italy after visiting SoHo….

Erika M.

I’ll eventually will visit both locations but I think I’ll like Millerton better. I used to be a city girl however since I’ve moved upstate, I prefer living here better. I think Millerton is about 50 mins from here, so it would be closer to take a day trip.

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SimplyJenW

I have been to both shops…SoHo in May of 2011, and Millerton last August. I thoroughly loved both visits. Highly recommended.

Erika M.

I’ve wanted to visit for such a long time! I guess it’ll be worth it, when I finally get the chance. Which shop do you like better, Millerton or Soho?

SimplyJenW

I think I felt more relaxed in Millerton….more because I am a midwest gal and the big city is kind of intimidating for me. However, we did have a lovely dinner in Little Italy after visiting SoHo….

Erika M.

I’ll eventually will visit both locations but I think I’ll like Millerton better. I used to be a city girl however since I’ve moved upstate, I prefer living here better. I think Millerton is about 50 mins from here, so it would be closer to take a day trip.

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I’m huge Harney & Sons fan.

I love trying new teas. Every tea that I try allows me to have an experience to learn my likes and dislikes.

I am continuing to learn how to properly brew teas. I’ve learned so much so far since I’ve been a member.

I love buying Forlife products. I think that they are made with great quality!

I love eating organic foods when I have the chance.I’ve recently become a vegetarian.

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