Mao Feng Imperial Le Palais des Thes

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 17 oz / 502 ml

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  • “This afternoon I tried some of the “test tube” loose-leaf Mao Feng Impérial from Palais des Thés. My first impression was that the dried tea does not look at all like Mao Feng. I’ve tried several...” Read full tasting note
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Origin: China, Zhejiang

Tea colour: green tea

Dry leaves:
Aspect: twisted leaves.
Colour: dark green.
Scents: a pronounced vegetal note (cooked vegetables, cut grass) and a mineral hint.

Brewed leaves:
Colours: green.
Scents: vegetal to start (cooked vegetable, cut grass), a mineral hint, a floral scent, a subtleanimal aroma and a toasted note.

Liquor:
Colour: a green liquor with a hint of yellow.
Texture: a very delicate astringency to start, which coats the mouth and gives the tea a goodpresence.
Aromas: vegetal, mineral and metallic to start, with nuts, a toasted hint, and floral scents inthe middle.
Aromatic profil and lenght in the mouth: a lively, pleasant length with vegetal (rawvegetables) and cut grass notes.

Our verdict:
Throughout China, “Mao Feng” stands for good quality tea with plenty of buds. This deliciousMao Feng, grown at an altitude of 300 metres from Fu Ding plants, is produced on a smallfamily plantation run with a true passion and a never-ending quest to improve the qualityof its tea. The plantation is located in the Zhejiang mountains, some 30 kilometres fromYiwu, and produces this green tea in accordance with excellent environmental standards,without the use of pesticides. The plants are tended to entirely by hand using traditionalmethods. The plantation is surrounded by five kilometres of fallow fields which helps ensurethe consistent quality of Mao Feng Imperial. The result is a pure delight! This tea is a real findand perfectly capable of rivalling the most prestigious names. You’ll love it!

INFUSION TIME
3’ – 4’

QUANTITY
6g /30cl

TEMPERATURE
75°C – 80°C

TIME OF DAY
Morning

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This afternoon I tried some of the “test tube” loose-leaf Mao Feng Impérial from Palais des Thés. My first impression was that the dried tea does not look at all like Mao Feng. I’ve tried several different Mao Fengs, and they all have a dark wiry and pretty uniform leaf form. The contents of my aluminum test tube contains every kind of leaf and its mother, brother, sister, father, uncle, and cousin. There were even little broken twigs—like tiny tree branches. Really!

The liquor was pale greenish gold, and the taste was good, but not specifically Mao Feng—at least not to me. I take both the visual and the gustatory evidence to support my conclusion that this is a blend, not a single-origin Mao Feng. To me this seems more like a cross between Tamaryokucha, Long Jing, and Mao Feng (or even Mao Jian)!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 17 OZ / 502 ML
Blodeuyn

I picked this up from MyHabit and have yet to try it. I do like the test tubes… ;)

sherapop

I am obsessed with the aluminum test tubes, Blodeuyn! I’m probably going to use them to store Teavivre and Golden Tips samples. ;-)

Blodeuyn

I’m trying to find somewhere to purchase them. :)

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