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Yellow Mountain Furry Peak

Huangshan Maofeng

19 €

Maofeng tea from Anhui’s Yellow Mountain is one of the the oldest and most famous green teas in China. The beverage is pleasantly mellow with delicate overtones of currants and apricots.

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Additional Information

English name:

Yellow Mountain Furry Peak

Type and Grade:

Supreme-quality green tea.

Chinese:

黄山毛峰

Pinyin:

huángshān máofēng

Name origin:

Huang Shan – is the name of the mountain in Anhui province where this tea is grown. Mao means fur or hair, which referes to the tiny furry coating on the leaves of this green tea. Feng means peak.

Ingredients:

Buds and leaves of Camellia sinensis.

Harvest year:

2016

Origin:

Anhui, China

Steeping suggestions:

one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
water: ~ 80 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 175°F, 3-9oz)
time: 30-120 seconds
number of infusions: 5-7
discard the first brew

Packaging and storage:

We pack our teas in resealable insulated kraft paper bags. Tea should be stored in a cool and dry place. The expiry date is stamped on the bag.

Shipping:

Worldwide with Express Mail Service (EMS tracking) or China Post

Product Description

Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea

Maofeng tea from Anhui’s Yellow Mountain is one of the the oldest and most famous green teas in China. Pour a bit of hot water over these dainty emerald-green leaves, and they will fill the air with a rich fruity fragrance. The beverage is pleasantly mellow with delicate overtones of currants and apricots.

Why we like it?

One of the greatest things about this tea is its fruity fragrance. Smell the leaves in gaiwan in between the brews, and you will notice that the mellow aroma of currants will be there even after six-seven brews. The shape, color, and the white coating of the leaves is quite appealing visually. For us personally, huangshan maofeng is a must-have green for tea ceremonies. The spectacle of delicate leaves dangling and swelling up in water in combination with invigorating fruity fragrance is the easiest way to captivate the audience and preclude a lecture on tea-related topics.

Roman’s personal score: 90/100
Miha’s personal score: 87/100

The scores above represent how the Daoli co-founders Miha and Roman feel about each particular tea. The ratings are given on 0 to 100 scale and are absolutely subjective. We simply translate into numbers our first impression about this tea.

General steeping suggestions

Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.

The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and should be discarded. Pour the hot water again. This time, steep it for longer periods. Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, about six grams of tea leaves can yield several middle-size cups of excellent tea.

Chinese people enjoy the original taste of tea, so they never use milk, sugar, or lemon.

Steeping suggestions for Huangshan Maofeng

Start with this, then experiment:

  • one serving: 6 grams (0.2oz – about 1 tsp)
  • water: ~ 80 °C, 100-250 ml (~ 175°F, 3-9oz)
  • time: 30-120 seconds
  • number of infusions: 5-7
  • discard the first brew

Maofeng is a very delicate green tea, and although it could be infused for up to several minutes, we recommend keeping infusion time around 30 seconds. You could also try cold-steeping huangshan maofeng – it will take a while, but you will be able to harness all of its goodness.

huangshan maofeng

Have you tried this tea? Do you have any comments? Please use the space below to share your thoughts and ask us questions.

  • Stanko

    I let the tea steep for a little over a minute, water temperature slightly below 100°C, probably about 90-95°C. I prefer this one done in clay rather than in porcelain.
    The aroma is very light. It’s somewhat sweet, but definitely not too sweet. If I had to describe it with one word I’d say that it’s a really light tea, it’s both light colored and light tasting.
    Generally I prefer black teas over any other tea, but without doubt this is my favorite green tea, and among top 5 overall.

  • Miha Rekar

    This is a very good tea. A piece of advice: keep it in a little longer as longer steeps give it a really wonderful taste.

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