91

(Free sample provided by Teavivre. Thank you!)

Yesterday I found some scattered tea notes and one of them was Teavivre’s Huang Shan Mao Feng.

Dry leaf is very long with partially twisted first leaf. Apart from its usual green texture I noticed a few leaves with somewhat yellow and brown hue to them. With a deep sniff dryness with hint of sweetness to it is revealed, and when dropped in pre-heated teapot you get some starchiness rising to nostrils. When it comes to visual appearance his tea has hardly any broken leaf and seems to take a bit more volume than my other Mao Fengs I have in cupboard.

I steeped this tea in glass 250 ml teapot three times (and I could have gone for more if I wasn’t full) with 80 Celsius water, and 60 – 60 – 90 seconds steep.

1st

First infusion came out clear and really pale jade. During steeping barely any leaves sunk since I added them on top. Light bodied and sweet with lingering

fruity note (apricot, peach… not quite sure) that completes at tongue root after wallowing (peach). Every sip seems so thirst quenching, refreshing and amazingly good. As I empty pitcher I don’t see any kind of residue.

2nd

Second infusion is still clear like first but with more of jade tone to it. With slightly augmented peach notes comes a faint Tie Guan Yin-like note in background with just a hint of astringency. Few seeps in and I start to notice how my throat is getting a bit dry, almost sore-like, starchy…

3rd

The appearance of third infusion is identical to that of second. As I’m not intending to steep it further I removed wet leaves that filled my room with light Tie Guan Yin-like aroma. When it comes to tasting this infusion reminds me of 4th steep of Teavivre’s Tie Guan Yin (look it up in my previous notes) with grassy-vegetal body. At this point I thought that I might squeezed a bit too much out of the leaves and that I should’ve steep it just over a minute.

Although I can’t recall much of the experience with this particular tea I can, however, tell that this is the best Mao Feng I’ve had so far. I guess I should write more in-detail impression just after finishing my cup in future.

Cheryl

I did quick tests of 4 Teavivre’s green teas last week, and this ended up as my favorite (already love their Dragonwell and Tie Guan Yin, so this association makes sense to me now). Need to do longer testings, but this will probably be on my next order.

kOmpir

Their Bi Luo Chun is very good too, and I’m not a big fan of it. I’ll try to write a note for it today.
Mao Feng is great but it doesn’t fit in every occasion for me since it’s light. From other green tea samples they sent me I find those two Mao Jians to be very appeasing to my everyday palate mood.

Cheryl

Liking Upton’s Gu Zhang Mao Jian prompted me to put Teavivre’s Xin Yang Mao Jian on wishlist (may just take risk and order, as I want to make one more order of just green and stop ordering for a while). Which other Mao Jian do you refer to? (new to tea, but trying to learn)

kOmpir

Organic Tai Mu Mao Jian.

Cheryl

Thank you very much : )

kOmpir

I think it’s out of stock at the moment, though.

Tea Pantheon

I found even better Huang Shan Mao Feng. The tea name Shunagjing. Read my review on this tea. The new Ebay seller has it and so far nobody else. It is very special tea. No additives, pure taste.

kOmpir

@Tea Pantheon – The seller isn’t selling anything at the moment. I’ll check it out in future, I’m planning on moving out at the end of May and I won’t be making any orders until then.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Cheryl

I did quick tests of 4 Teavivre’s green teas last week, and this ended up as my favorite (already love their Dragonwell and Tie Guan Yin, so this association makes sense to me now). Need to do longer testings, but this will probably be on my next order.

kOmpir

Their Bi Luo Chun is very good too, and I’m not a big fan of it. I’ll try to write a note for it today.
Mao Feng is great but it doesn’t fit in every occasion for me since it’s light. From other green tea samples they sent me I find those two Mao Jians to be very appeasing to my everyday palate mood.

Cheryl

Liking Upton’s Gu Zhang Mao Jian prompted me to put Teavivre’s Xin Yang Mao Jian on wishlist (may just take risk and order, as I want to make one more order of just green and stop ordering for a while). Which other Mao Jian do you refer to? (new to tea, but trying to learn)

kOmpir

Organic Tai Mu Mao Jian.

Cheryl

Thank you very much : )

kOmpir

I think it’s out of stock at the moment, though.

Tea Pantheon

I found even better Huang Shan Mao Feng. The tea name Shunagjing. Read my review on this tea. The new Ebay seller has it and so far nobody else. It is very special tea. No additives, pure taste.

kOmpir

@Tea Pantheon – The seller isn’t selling anything at the moment. I’ll check it out in future, I’m planning on moving out at the end of May and I won’t be making any orders until then.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’m into loose leaf teas for few years now, and only one year into tea reviewing.

Location

Tuzla-Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Website

http://dobricajevi.blogspot.com/

Following These People