I bought this tea for those late nights when I’m reading a good book and I crave a cup of something hot, but I really don’t want a jolt of caffeine. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at the subtleness of this full-leaf Mao Feng green tea.
The leaves are in great condition: whole, for the most part, and they have a distinct (though soft) smell of freshly cut grass.
After four minutes in 180ºF water, I get a straightforward cup of green tea. Sure, it lacks those sweet, buttery, almond notes that a great green tea should have, but it makes up for it with a subtle, vegetative taste with a gentle sweetness. It’s far from unpleasant, but it does leave me wanting more. It’s still something that I’d buy again, if only for the convenience.