Anxi "Hairy Crab" Mao Xie Fujian Oolong Tea * Spring 2017

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Floral, Sweet, Vegetal, Green, Malt, Sugar
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 2 oz / 65 ml

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  • “Lovely light color. Subtle smell which intrigues i.e. it smells like there could be something rich and tasty afoot. The taste is very clean and pleasant. This is a tea I can easily drink all day...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “I started my day with monkey picked tie guan yin. As I was raking out the tea leaves from my small 70 ml clay pot from Crimson Lotus, I lost my grip, and the clay pot fell into our porcelain farmer...” Read full tasting note
    90

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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.

Spring Harvest 2017

Gan De Village in Anxi County

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Lovely light color. Subtle smell which intrigues i.e. it smells like there could be something rich and tasty afoot. The taste is very clean and pleasant. This is a tea I can easily drink all day without becoming tired of it. I originally gave it a 73 because it is subtle, but now that I find myself appreciating it for long periods of time it is being revised to 80.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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I started my day with monkey picked tie guan yin. As I was raking out the tea leaves from my small 70 ml clay pot from Crimson Lotus, I lost my grip, and the clay pot fell into our porcelain farmer style sink. It shattered into many tiny pieces on one side. Bummer.
So, I’m finishing the day with Anxi Mao Xie oolong. I really don’t know why this tea isn’t more highly rated. In a lot of ways, I like this more than tie guan yin. It’s a fabulous tea for introducing to new tea drinkers, especially American tea drinkers. It is very sweet. It actually tastes like it has been sweetened. It’s very delicate and mild. It’s very slightly vegetal, but leans more green and isn’t spinachy or asparagus flavored. It also lingers sweet in the mouth. I would just add that I consider it a great bargain at its current price.

Flavors: Green, Malt, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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