Xin Yang Mao Jian green tea is one of the Ten famous teas of China. It comes from Henan Province. Intense nutty-green scent and incredibly sweet aftertaste are the best words to describe this tea.
Name: Xin Yang Mao Jian Green Tea
Tea vendor: Teavivre (China)
Type: Chinese green tea
I have to admit that Bi Luo Chun from the same tea vendor absolutely amazed me, I still cannot forget that beautiful taste of tea which I drank more than half a year ago. I was really impatient to try one more #classical” tea from their assortment.
Xin Yang Mao Jian green tea – description
Xin Yang Mao Jian green tea is one of my favorite Chinese green teas. First place belongs to Ri Zhao green tea from Shandong Province and second place to Mao Jian. Xin Yang Mao Jian green tea found its place on the list of Ten famous Chinese Teas.
Xin Yang Mao Jian green tea comes from Xinyang, Henan Province. Mao Jian is produced in other areas, therefore it is advisable to know where your tea comes from. Even though it is cheaper than popular Mao Fang or Bi Luo Chun, I do believe that this tea could become favorite to many of you. I would like to mention that I noticed that this tea does not react well to long storage time, so I would suggest you use it up fast. It really would be a shame to let it go stale. I had the same problem with few Mao Jians, and I also read many similar comments, so repeating it one more time would be wise.
Price is 13.90 USD for 100 grams.
Leaves are long and thin, needle like, full of buds with white hairs and they leave really a lot of fluffy white hairs in the bag. Scent definitely corresponds to visual appearance: deep, roasty, green and fresh, sweet and little subdued, a bit nutty. Color of the leaves is grey-green with a lot of tips.
7 gram of leaves for 150ml of water, temperature of 80 degrees Celsius, 20,40,60, 90 seconds steepings. Placed in a heated teapot they give a special fluffy and fizzy feeling, very deep and again, extremely sweet.
First steeping results in a very mild liquor without a trace of bitterness. Second one gives a hint of astringency, but not highly noticeable, it’s full and little bit smokey, quite sharp. Third one leaves more astringency, but all three leave an incredibly sweet aftertaste in the throat. Fourth steeping is really too much for this tea, that murky washed out scent of used-up leaves can be noticed. They all result in a yellowish, little bit blurry liquor. Taste absolutely corresponds to the scent, with all those green, subdued, sharp and fluffy notes. It does offer a dose of freshness, but it definitely does not predominate. A little comment, please take into account that tea in the photo looks a bit darker because it’s in a large and brownish cup.
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