2011 Pre-Qingming Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain Peak) Semi-wild from Life in Teacup

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Life in Teacup

Tea Description:

This top quality Huang Shan Mao Feng was harvested from abandoned tea fields in Yellow Mountain. The fields are isolated from mobile roads. Therefore, only simple manual management is possible. The tea didn’t have any pesticide or artificially synthesized fertilizer. Although it’s not certified organic, it’s organic tea by the real sense.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a very refreshing green tea.

The dry leaves are very beautiful, long and withered with a beautiful variety of hues of green starting from a very pale, almost yellow green to a bright, deep green that reminds me of the colors of the Pacific Northwest in the late spring.  Very vibrant and beautiful.

The flavor is remarkable as well.  The sip begins with a delicious sweetness that has a savory side to it as well as the sweet, remind me a bit of the sweet taste of green beans.  As the sip continues, I notice that the savory tone develops slightly as the sweet subsides.  This is the kind of flavor I think of when someone uses the term Umami.

Toward the tail of the sip, there is a fair amount of astringency that is clean and dry, leaving only a hint of the sweet, savory tastes that the palate enjoyed throughout the sip.  With this aftertaste, the palate is almost begging for another sip.  This is the kind of tea that is difficult to put down once I’ve started drinking it; and makes me long for more once the cup is empty.

A wonderful tea experience is in store for those who seek the “Semi-wild” side of this Huang Shan Mao Feng!

2 thoughts on “2011 Pre-Qingming Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain Peak) Semi-wild from Life in Teacup

  1. Beautiful, almost poetic review of one of my favorite tea sellers @gingkoseto – The “deep green of the Pacific Northwest in the spring” that you describe, makes me wish I was sipping her tea right now. Thanks for reminding me of this lovely little company. I think Gingko is traveling at the moment, I’m wondering if it was China, and I can’t wait for her to get back and tell her tales on her Tea Trade blog: http://lifeinteacup.teatra.de/

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