Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: In Nature
Alpine Mao Feng is our premium grade green tea. Only the finest and freshest buds find their way into this outstanding product.
This tea brews to give a pale yellow-green colour with a characteristic aroma and rich flavour with a clean and refreshing aftertaste. Words are insufficient to describe its taste, the only way to truly know it is to taste it.
After reading the above description from the In Nature website, I have to say that I completely agree. Words ARE insufficient to describe the taste of this tea. I am struggling as I type this to try to adequately describe what I am experiencing as I sip this tea. Definitely a challenge, this tea!
But I mean that in the best way imaginable. This tea is truly sublime. It brews to a beautiful pale green color that possesses a very faint vegetative aroma, offering only a hint of what is to come with the sip.
The flavor is delicate. Beautifully delicate with a crisp, clean taste. It has a very smooth flavor with a pleasant sweetness. In the background there is a faint whisper of the aforementioned vegetative notes. It doesn’t taste grassy, only lightly vegetable-like. There is also a hint of butter to this cup, but it doesn’t leave your mouth feeling “coated” with butter like some green teas can.
Just before the end of the sip, the faintest note of sour is introduced to the palate. It is a very refreshing note, it perks up the palate and keeps it from feeling too overwhelmed by sweet tones. The astringency here is also quite refreshing – cleaning the palate and leaving it ready for another sip.
I love the soft presentation of this tea. It doesn’t need to be an overwhelming flavor, instead, this tea offers an intriguing mystery that keeps me sipping. I really have enjoyed this experience with In Nature!