Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: TeaVert
The leaf has a pleasantly sweet, mildly fragrant aroma, with a hint of apricot.
The brew in the cup usually infuses to a very pale yellow with a hint of green.
The taste is mellow and sweet with a nice hint of subtle grassiness.
Learn more about this tea here.
What a lovely Mao Feng!
There was a time when I didn’t really care much for green tea. Back then, I found most “unflavored” green teas to be too grassy for my liking. I drank a few green teas, but most of them were flavored green teas (my favorites were a pear flavored green and a cherry and rose flavored green tea … both of which were teas I flavored myself). I preferred the flavored green teas back then because, well, they flavoring managed to help mask the grassy tones of the green tea.
Since that time, I don’t know if it is due to changing taste buds or the fact that I’ve learned better ways of brewing tea (or perhaps a combination of these two factors), I’ve done an ‘about face’ and I find that I generally prefer unflavored green teas to flavored ones. Don’t get me wrong, I still do enjoy flavored green teas quite a bit, but, there is something about the fresh flavor of an unflavored green tea that has won me over to the “green” side.
And this Mao Feng from TeaVert is a perfect example of what it is I love about green tea. The flavor is sweet, with a mild floral note in the background. It has a light grassy tone to it … although it is no longer off-putting to me the way that grassy tone once was. There is a fruity overtone to this tea, and a subtle nutty background and an undertone of creamy butter-like flavor.
If you are one who finds the grassy flavor of green tea to be a little bit much for you, you might find that you’re not quite ready for a Mao Feng, but if you love green tea, this is one you really should try!