Dry leaf aroma: Sweet and grassy.
Dry leaf appearance: https://www.instagram.com/p/_FSdi5lcHZ/?taken-by=blodeuyn
Wet leaf aroma: Vegetal with hints of spinach and sweetness.
Wet leaf appearance: https://www.instagram.com/p/_FShs5lcHg/?taken-by=blodeuyn
Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug.
First steeping: 2 minutes at 175 degrees.
This Mao Feng is delightfully mellow with a buttery and delicate vegetal taste. I detect undertones of chestnut at the end of the sip, and as the cup cools there are notes of creamy water chestnut.
Second steeping: 3 minutes at 175 degrees.
The second steeping has deleveloped a lovely creaminess and has taken on more of a water chestnut undertone. There is a very slight vegetal tang at the end of the sip.
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Flavors: Butter, Chestnut, Vegetal