Anxi "Hairy Crab" Mao Xie Fujian Oolong Tea * Spring 2016 [Duplicate]

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 3 oz / 88 ml

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  • “Dry leaf – HERBAL, SPICE, HONEY (fragrant and bitter green herbal like dill, cilantro; dry baking spice: cinnamon, allspice; hints of Mexican hot chocolate and vanilla extract). In preheated...” Read full tasting note
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Mao Xie aka “Hairy Crab” is a type of Anxi oolong tea that grows in many places in Anxi county of Fujian. Mao Xie means literally “Hair of the Crab” and refers to the hairs on the tea leaves that break off when brewed and float on the top of your cup. Mao Xie has got a thicker and sweeter taste than its more floral counterpart Tie Guan Yin.

Our Mao Xie Oolong is the highest grade normally available.

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Dry leaf – HERBAL, SPICE, HONEY (fragrant and bitter green herbal like dill, cilantro; dry baking spice: cinnamon, allspice; hints of Mexican hot chocolate and vanilla extract). In preheated vessel – rich fragrant floral, honeysuckle, bitter honey

Smell – VEGETAL, HONEY (bitter green, bitter honey, herbal notes still there)

Taste – VEGETAL, HERBAL, FRUIT, SWEET. Arrival has dill, cilantro, buttered lima beans, and honeysuckle. Development of cream, cinnamon, and fragrant floral (orchid maybe?). Finish lingers on cream, cinnamon, and green apple notes. Aftertaste of peach and green apple, with lingering creamy sweetness.

It’s called Hairy Crab, and I bought it because the name made me laugh. Also, it’s cheap. Better yet, it’s good. Lots of great flavors, it’s dynamic in the mouth and throughout the session.

Nice balance of green/vegetal/herbal notes with sweet notes of honey and fruit. The creaminess and “spiciness” of it were nice surprises as well. Never unpleasantly bitter or “green” or just overly vegetal as many green oolongs can be. Strong hui gan that is refreshing and satisfying.

Price to quality ratio on this one can’t be beat. Great choice for an affordable and delicious oolong.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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