I mistakenly pressed the ‘oolong’ button on my fancy tea kettle so ended up brewing this at a higher temperature than usual for green tea (90C) but it didn’t suffer for it, I actually found it increased the vegetal elements and gave the tea more character than my previous tastings.
The thing I like most about Mao Feng is it tastes refreshing without having a real top note. The tone of the tea is grassy without being ‘freshly mowed lawn’ grassy; it simply sits pleasantly on the palate like a good little green tea. I would recommend this with soy-based Asian food as I think it would complement well.
I’ve not had any other loose leaf Mao Feng (my only comparison is the Teapigs version in the UK) but I found this was a little too delicate in standard measures; I recommend more tea than usual and a slightly higher brewing temperature than usual for green to maximise the flavour.
Flavors: Grass, Vegetal