Mao Xie

A Oolong Tea from


75 / 100

Calculated from 6 Ratings
Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Butter, Flowers, Marshmallow, Roasted Barley, Apple, Apple Candy, Apple Skins, Cream, Creamy, Grass, Lemongrass, Metallic, Roasted, Soybean, Spinach, Vanilla, Wet Rocks, Custard, Floral, Green Apple, Hay, Herbs, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Lime, Pear, Vegetal, Autumn Leaf Pile, Burnt Sugar, Caramel
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Typical Preparation
Use 6 oz / 177 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 5 g of tea
Steep for 1 min, 0 sec
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7 Tasting Notes View all

“This Hairy Crab Oolong is a light oolong with a floral aroma. It tastes like buttered flowers and marshmallows. It is a good tea, nice feel, no astringency, but it is just not for me.” Read full tasting note
“So I am not a big fan of this type of wulong, but got a sample ( thanks ) and gave it a try. Nose is very floral, plumeria, gardenia, sweet, light grassy note. Palate sweet light, floral,...” Read full tasting note
“This is from the Spring 2015 harvest. Dry: It’s very floral with concord grape, orange and clove and a big wiff of cut grass Wet smell: lettuce, roasted wheat, caramel Flavor: Barley and copper. ...” Read full tasting note
“I was really excited to try this mao xie, but honestly I was pretty disappointed by it. I have the autumn 2015 harvest, which went out of stock about right when I bought this. At first, it’s very...” Read full tasting note


Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is the native varietal to Daping. The village is extremely proud to be a birthplace of Maoxie varietal, and Master Zhang is excited to share this tea. Grown without pesticides and nourished with natural canola flowers for fertilizer, this tea is uniquely savory and autumnal with spiced apple and brandy notes.

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