Meng Ding Huang Ya

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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This rare Yellow tea comes from the misty peak of Mount Meng, where tea cultivation dates back to the Han Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago. Meng Ding Huang Ya was an Imperial Tribute Tea during the Tang Dynasty and was recorded in many famous Chinese books.

Only the leaves picked in the misty peak areas of Mount Meng can be considered as true Meng Ding Huang Ya. Due to its limited supply and high demand, a lot of teas claiming to be Meng Ding Huang Ya are counterfiet. As our assurance to you, our Meng Ding Huang Ya comes with an anti-fake seal issued by China’s Quality Control Department (for 100 grams and above only).

Other names:
Mt Meng Yellow Sprout

The tea is grassy in nature but with hints of nutty and sweet taste and fragrance. A sensational and unique tea experience.

The beautiful and tender yellowish green tea leaves are perfectly made. The leaves point straight up during infusion.

Meng Ding, Sichuan Province

Harvest Period:
Spring ’09 (First Flush)

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This is a decent tea, but it’s not my favorite. Leaves are thin — not quite wiry or needle-like, but close. Aroma is nice: robust, rustic, and nutty. Flavor is very grassy, and very “traditional green tea”-ish. It’s noticeably astringent, but not unpleasantly so. This reminds me more of a darker green tea, or maybe an age-worthy oolong which hasn’t been aged. It certainly feels like a quality tea, but it’s not my personal style.

This is definitely a food tea; better with dinner or dark chocolate than by itself. I could see some people absolutely adoring this tea, but I don’t plan to order it again.

It took some experimentation to find brew settings that worked well. I had more success with a short brew time, and pre-rinsing the leaves twice seems to improve the texture. I usually got 3-5 infusions out of it, depending on brew time.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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89 tasting notes

Bumping the rating on this. Sweet, no bitterness. The flavors are very subtle. Definitly nutty. And vegital, but I’m not sure what. And, indeed, the leaves do stand up when infused.

170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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54 tasting notes

12 oz water
4g tea
very light steep in color, just a tinge of yellow. Kind of has a woodsy aroma to it, very light. The flavor of the tea seemed stronger than the aroma. This tea seems to have some body to it, even though its light in color. It doesn’t feel like water. Can’t describe the flavor much on this one, but its good. Not even remotely bitter though.

165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

Indeed… lowering the temperature produced a much better taste, which is deeper and more pleasant!

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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