Jade Dragon Mao Feng Green Tea

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Green Tea
Green Tea
Butter, Vegetal, Lima Beans, Nutty, Creamy, Spinach, Sweet, Umami
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 4 g 12 oz / 369 ml

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  • “Now this is actually a very nice green tea, greener and creamier than the pricier Huang Shan Mao Feng it replaced and different than the Emerald Mao Feng I suspected they would use as a...” Read full tasting note
  • “Teavana is what started this huge tea journey for me years ago and while I have mostly moved on to other tea companies that have better quality teas that are typically cheaper, I still come back to...” Read full tasting note
  • “I had someone asking about this…yesterday? Saturday? the past crazy weekend is a blur…but since I hadn’t tried it yet, I called over a co-worker of mine who is big into greens. He stated that he...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is by far the best Teavana tea I’ve tried, and they had it for 75% off, so it only cost me a few bucks. The brewed tea is EXTREMELY light in color – the first time I steeped it, I was really...” Read full tasting note

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This top-grade green tea is grown in Huang Shan, the famed mountain in Anjui Province of China, named after the 1st Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Treasured for almost 1,200 years, this tea infuses a bright, emerald jade liquor. The wet leaf aroma is highly fragrant and its terroir, located in high elevation of 3,000ft above sea level, covered with “heavenly shade,” clouds and mist for 2/3 of the year produces a soft, sweet liquor with lingering complex notes, ‘umami,’ that deserves the coveted Top 10 tea title.

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27 Tasting Notes

14 tasting notes

The Jade Dragon Mao Feng’s color is very light and has a vegetal taste, so if you aren’t a fan of that kind of flavor, stay away. Drinking it invokes a feeling of gently waking up on a sunny spring morning. There is a pleasant aftertaste and it almost feels refreshing. It also seems to be more delicate than other green teas I have encountered. The leaves are long and unwieldy; it’s a bit of a challenge to get an exact teaspoon amount when brewing. I make sure to steep the tea for about 3:30-4:00 minutes on a second steep for maximum replication of the taste, and I have never brewed a third cup for fear of severe dilution.

This is easily one of the best and pure-tasting green teas I have had. I am quite disappointed that Teavana has elected to remove this tea from their collection. I made sure to purchase a couple of pounds from their clearance section.

Flavors: Vegetal

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Matcha/Green TTB #6

I had to grab this one since it was the lonely Teavana tea asking to be steeped. While the leaf looks a little dark, it actually brews a beautiful light colored liquid that has a faint smell. The taste is mild, but pure with a very smooth touch from the first sip to the last. The after taste doesn’t leave a dry taste in the mouth either. Overall this is a pretty nice tea, however the flavor is a bit mild for what I would want. Somewhat hard to pick up.

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48 tasting notes

Nice light crisp flavor. The flavor is straightforward without a lot of subtlety, but that flavor is pretty good.

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73 tasting notes

I picked this up at Teavana a few weeks ago, after one of the sales associates alerted me to a glitch in their system that caused this tea to ring up at less than $2 per ounce. I can’t remember the actual retail price of this tea, but I happily bought 4 oz since the store was required to sell the tea at the incorrect price until the problem was fixed. I figured it would be a great chance to add some loose, unflavored green tea to my collection.

This is definitely one of the most subtle teas I’ve had. I brewed it double strength, and the taste is still extremely light – creamy, nutty, and reminiscent of lima beans. It’s also light in color (I only steeped for 1 min, as per Teavana’s instructions) and has a faint buttery aftertaste. Overall, I like it! It’s a great introduction for me into the world of pure, loose green tea.

Flavors: Lima Beans, Nutty

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72 tasting notes

Delicious! This Mao Feng is uncomplicated and straightforward. Light, creamy, savoury taste with an aroma of…let’s just call it “dinner”. You know that feeling you get in your stomach when dinner is ready and the plate is in front of you and you are just about to dig in? That’s what this smells like. It smells like that good feeling…

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508 tasting notes

In general, I’m not a big fan of straight green tea. But this one was a pleasant surprise! It wasn’t bitter or grassy or astringent like others I’ve tried; it was sweet and flavorful and had a wonderful creamy, silky mouth feel. Adding this to my wish list. Thanks for the sample, carol who!

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Spinach, Sweet, Umami

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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5 tasting notes

One of my favorite teas, smooth without any bitterness. It’s very mild. As with all my teas, I drink it straight, adding nothing. I don’t like sweet, sugary drinks. This tea tastes perfect the way it is. The lady at TEAVANA said I can get up to five brews within 24 hours if I rinse it with cold water before putting it in the fridge so I often do that. Usually when I start drinking this tea in the morning, I continuously drink it throughout the day. I rate it at 100% for taste but wish it had more antioxidants. In fact, that’s the reason I just bought TEAVANA’s Gyokuro Imperial. It’s healthier.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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1737 tasting notes

So glad that I picked up two envelopes of this tea at the Teavana holiday sale, as Jade Dragon is a quite decent Mao Feng! I brewed up a big pot today as the weather is cold and drizzly and there is no way that I’m going out. Perfect weather to celebrate the onset of spring with Mao Feng!

As always, the liquor is pale yellow veering green with a slightly vegetal taste and a smooth texture. I could drink another pot of this—and I shall. Second infusion coming up later today!

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Tea #11 from Considering a new TTB

This is another tea from teavana I really enjoy, I’ve actually had it before, but haven’t gotten around to posting a tasting note about it yet. It has a slight vegetal flavor with no astringency and is slightly sweet, which appeals to me since I’m trying to eliminate sugar from my diet, but still crave sweet things. While I do enjoy it, like the gyokuro I had a few days ago, I feel it is overpriced at $14.98 per 2 ounces. I managed to pick some up just after Christmas during the 75% off sale (3.75 per 2 ounces is a much more reasonable price) and I wish I had purchased more because it was gone before January was over.

This tea will not be continuing on, thanks for adding it the box Blue Lotus.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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21 tasting notes

Oh Monday. Why art thou Monday? Why do you have the pleasure of being the first day of the week? Why cannot another day trade with you once in awhile?

So this tea, ah alas, I fell to the Teavana sales lady on this tea. I was there for the 50% off sale and I wanted to try a green tea. But, lo-an-behold the lady tells me “8 oz minimum on sale teas”. Wha? I was just there cough 24 hours before an no such min, but she says the manager insists.

Well ok, 8oz, sure ok, well I grab a 50% off 5-8oz canister and we start filling. She ONLY gets ALMOST 3 oz into it. We try a bigger container. So now I have a HUGE tub of this tea in my home, and there was still 2 oz she sent me home with in a bag. Sigh

The TEA:
Luckily, I like this tea. Its been an education though. First time I burned it and it tasted very grassy. The 2nd steeping was even more grassy, exactly like high school football turf. How do I know what football turf tastes like? Hmmm, well…. grade school kids do odd things.

Anyways, 2nd try was oh so much better. This tea definitely likes cooler temperatures. I’m not sure if I’m using enough, since I only get the palest of color, but it is so pleasant.

I learned something else with this tea. It does NOT like being left in a non-air tight bag. Doesn’t taste much like anything, until you brew it too long and then its like cheap bagged tea.

So on this Monday of Mondays, I moved some leaves from my well endowed mega tub into a smaller workable container and brewed some fresh. Ahh so light, refreshing, slightly sweet with something else. I think that is the Umami? Its a concept I’m still struggling to understand when I drink tea (and other foods). But ahhh, it hits the spot.

160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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