Typical Mao Feng tea is known for its needle-like leaves and a slight floral overtone. Our premium Huang Mao Feng leaves nothing to be desired. Harvested in April, it is plucked with one bud and two leaves resulting in a fresh dark/medium green leaf. The infusion produces a pale yellow/green cup color with a floral aroma, luscious buttery texture, soft notes of lychee and delicate sweet grass.
About the leaves:
Our Huang Shan Mao Feng is grown at 800 meters above sea level in She County, Anhui. The hand-plucked leaves contain one bud and 2 to 3 leaves. Harvested in mid-April, the 5 cm long leaves are grown from plants that are 4 years old.
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.
Huang Shan Mao Feng translates to “Yellow Mountain Fur Peak”, due to its fine white hairs that cover the leaves and the shape they take after processing. It is a green tea grown in the Anhui province of China. Considered to be one of the most famous teas from China, it can almost always be found on China’s Famous Tea list. When it comes time to harvest this tea, only the new buds and a single leaf are picked. Local farmers often say that the leaves resemble orchid buds.
The ideal growing conditions for this tea are a high altitude with cool and cloudy weather, making the area surrounding Mt. Huang Shan in Anhui ideal for cultivation. The version of Mao Feng that we see today dates back to the 1800s. It was then that a war refugee decided to try his hand at farming tea and set up a family business in the Huang Shan Mountain. The tea proudly takes its name from the area where it is grown as its leaves resemble a fur-covered mountain peak.
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.