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“Ending my Monday with a few cups of Hairy Crab Oolong…heeheehee…I suppose the name turns some people off, but it makes me giggle :) The tea: a finely crafted product with a delicate...” Read full tasting note
“A lovely floral oolong. Second steep even better than first, richer, fuller,etc. Wonderful big leaves. A definite keeper” Read full tasting note
“love the reactions i get when saying the name to others. really really like the taste. love the fact that if i forget about it the flavor does not seem to ruin even if it get alot stronger...” Read full tasting note
From Anxi, Hairy Crab, or Mao Xie, is one of the representative Oolong teas. The leaves are covered with fine white down, which explains part of its name. The fragrance of the leaves is hard to put your finger on, but it’s slightly reminiscent of a fusion of jasmine and orchids. The infusion is a golden yellow color, very fragrant and smooth with a lingering aftertaste. This is a tea you can enjoy all day, every day.
Brewing: 1 tsp, 212 deg, 2 min, 5 infusions.
Brewing vessel: gaiwan, Yixing clay teapot. Gongfu or Kungfu brewing method strongly preferred.
Storage: Keep Hairy Crab cool and dry away from direct sun light and other spices
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love the reactions i get when saying the name to others. really really like the taste. love the fact that if i forget about it the flavor does not seem to ruin even if it get alot stronger >_< and i can reuse the leaf several times without it tasting just like plain hot water :)