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

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Broccoli, Butter, Floral, Grass, Spices, Spinach, Asparagus, Cantaloupe, Drying, Peach, Rainforest, Soybean, Wet Moss
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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, 45 sec 5 g 52 oz / 1529 ml

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  • “After trying this tea in a gaiwan I decided to do the western brewing and steeped the heck out of it. I used out 3 grams and let it sit in the amount of water equivalent to a large coffee mug for...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Even though the tea is lightly oxidized, the liquor remains very light green and medium bodied. The green grassy notes are also present in the taste, but overall it’s a more floral affair than what...” Read full tasting note
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After trying this tea in a gaiwan I decided to do the western brewing and steeped the heck out of it. I used out 3 grams and let it sit in the amount of water equivalent to a large coffee mug for 3-4 minutes. It produced a very lightly-colored yellow-green brew with a pleasant strong taste: grass, tulips, peaches, and a lot of naphtalene mothballs – but in a good way.
By the way, “but in a good way” became my perennial copout for an usual but pleasant taste… although my wife keeps making fun of me every time I use it after I described one of the raw puers to her as “It tastes like throw up – but in a good way”.

In any case, this tea is very forgiving to a long Western-type brewing, and while not as complex as doing it gong fu style it produces a lot of tea with intense pleasant smell and taste ( I got three steepings out of it for 3-4 large coffee mugs). A keeper for sure.

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Even though the tea is lightly oxidized, the liquor remains very light green and medium bodied.

The green grassy notes are also present in the taste, but overall it’s a more floral affair than what is the case with most green teas. There is also a noticeable sweetness reminiscent of cantaloupe and edamame.

The aftertaste is mostly sweet with a hint of spiciness and induces a drying sensation. For the price, this is an awesome deal!

Flavors: Asparagus, Cantaloupe, Drying, Floral, Grass, Peach, Rainforest, Soybean, Wet Moss

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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