Huang Shan Mao Feng (黃山毛峯) is a supreme green tea produced in south-eastern part of Anhui Province of China. It is a highly regarded tea that can almost always be found on the most famous tea lists of China.
This tea is grown at the foot of Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) mountain range, an area that is very famous for green tea production. Mao Feng translates into English as ‘Fur Peak’, referring to the small white hairs that cover the young dry leaves. So the full name of Huang Shan Mao Feng green tea can be translated into English as ‘Yellow Mountain Fur Peak’.
This Huang Shan Mao Feng green tea, grown at an elevation of over 800 meters, was hand picked in April 2016, using only carefully selected young leaves. This tea then undergoes careful processing. The finished dry leaves are mostly whole, exhibiting a bud plus one or two young leaves. The appearance of them is very straight and pointed, the result of the skilful processing of this tea. It is of a very high grade and this is evident from the dry tea leaves.
The long green leaves of Huang Shan Mao Feng tea produce a pale liquor with a slight floral aroma. A brilliantly light tea, it is also smooth and balanced. It is very mild with no astringency or aftertaste. It is a little grassy and vegetal, but also exhibits wonderful sweet fruity notes of apricots.
This green tea is best brewed at 80°C for 2-3 minutes according to your taste and can be brewed more than 3 times, increasing steeping time with each next brew if desired.