FINALLY, we have sourced a small batch of Huangshan Maofeng which meets our expectations. Small batch so hurry if you want in!
Despite being one of China's most famous Green teas, we have not purchased Huangshan Maofeng for many years. The reason? This is a tea type which generally looks sublime but disappoints in the experience. These types of baked Green teas need to have a rare combination of lightness, purity and delicacy with depth, complexity and character. Too often with Huangshan Maofeng, the experience somehow feels empty.
Our Fur Peak is a perfect example of this much sought after combination of delicacy and character. It tastes elegant and pure yet brings a thick, brothy body, complex aromatics and a warm yet refreshing character.
This tea was picked on 15th April 2020 which is the prime time for Huangshan Maofeng. Beware of any Huangshan Maofeng picked much earlier as the taste will often be underdeveloped or the tea will be made from less desirable cultivars and flatlands.
The leaves are from around 35-year-old Heirloom variety tea bushes. They have been processed by hand, pan-fired over woks before baking in drawers over charcoal ash. The result is a light but deep, warming, savoury aroma with a fresh juicy finish.
This tea is perfect for Grandpa style brewing.