Ming Qian Huang Shan Mao Feng Tea

A first flush Huang Shan Mao Feng picked in early spring before the Qing Ming festival. Enjoy a smooth texture, a delicate flowery aroma, and a sweet aftertaste with citrus notes. One bud and one/two leaves pick.

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How to Brew Huangshan Maofeng Tea in Gaiwan

This early spring green tea can be brewed in a simple teapot or glass, or prepared in a traditional gaiwan. Watch the video below now and see how the beautiful Huangshan Maofeng leaves are steeped using a gaiwan:


A highly prized Chinese green tea from Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui Province. Leaves are picked in early spring, before the Spring Festival, when the buds are still tender and full of flavour. The Chinese Department of Foreign Affairs serves this fine green tea to important foreign visitors, while monks in the Yellow Mountain love this tea for its taste and meditative effect.

Huang Shan Mao Feng Region

This Mao Feng is grown near Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain), a famous scenic spot in China, home to many famous varieties of Chinese green teas. The misty mountain peaks provide the perfect participation and soil for growing the most spectacular Mao Feng tea in China.  

Huang Shan is a truly beautiful place characterised by granite peaks and twisted pines. It's iconic beauty has inspired Chinese poets and painters and it's ideal natural conditions resulted in the development of a truly amazing tea. To some tea lovers, simply sipping a cup of this tea while enjoying the breathtaking view of the misty peaks makes them feels like they're in heaven. Go for this Huang Shan Mao Feng to enjoy your moments of tranquillity.

How to steep Huang Shan Mao Feng?

Huang Shan Mao Feng has a beautiful slightly curled shaped due to hand-frying. The green tea shape resembles the peaks of the mountain area where it originates from, hence the name 'Mao Feng' (mountain peak).

Watch this video to see how enjoyable it is to steep Huang Shan Mao Feng in a glass teapot:

 

What are the health benefits of Huang Shan Mao Feng?

Drinking Huang Shan Mao Feng, (and other Chinese green teas) helps reduce stress, not only because its floral aroma brings significant soothing effects, but also because the theanine, which is a kind of amino acids in green tea, can help relieve stress and anxiety.

Additional Info
Additional Info
Steeping time 4-5 min
Steeping temperature 80 °C - 175 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 1.5 tbsp
Tea Year 2018
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content low
Tea Region Huang Mountain
Tea Province Anhui
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 明前黄山毛峰
Reviews
Customer Reviews (3)
This Mao Feng is Delicious!
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Overall, I love this tea! It's much lighter than many other green teas but has a mellow tannic grassy flavor a touch of floral notes. Also, I'm very sensitive to caffeine and haven't had any issues with sleeping after drinking a few brews of this tea in the morning.

My one main issue. Teasenz did a bait-and-switch on me. Several months ago, I ordered a sampler of the Huang Shan Mao Feng and thought it was decent, but not excellent. Then a couple months ago, I noticed Teasenz had some Ming Qian Huang Shan Mao Feng so I bought a 70 gram pack. Delicious!! So, I have almost run out of my Ming Qian HSMF and JUST received my new order of 200 grams of Ming Qian. At least, that's what I ordered and paid the price for. However, I ACTUALLY received the regular Huang Shan Mao Feng. I was pretty sad about that. Either way, I decided to try a taste test between the two this morning. Both are good, but the Ming Qian is more flavorful. My co-worker agreed. (I brewed each for 4 minutes and used 2.5 grams in each tea cup. They suggest slightly different water temperatures, so I followed those directions too. The Ming Qian is just superior. That's what I ordered and DIDN'T receive.

I suspect I received the 2017 harvest HSMF as we're awfully close to the 2018 harvest. Bummer. I just spent $38+ tea that I didn't specifically order. I've ordered several times now from Teasenz and this is the first time I had a problem.

So, the 4 stars for quality are an average. I give the Ming Qian 5 stars and the regular HSMF 3 - 4 stars. The service for THIS SINGULAR purchase 3 stars. Otherwise, Teasenz gets 5 stars for all my other purchases.

Answer: Dave, thank you for the review. We're glad that you love both Mao Feng and we've very sorry for the confusion regarding the labels. In the past we offered both the 'normal' mao feng as well as the 'ming qian' version. However, since 2017, we only offer the ming qian maofeng. As a result, we've been using both labels for the same tea. The tea may taste different, because we ran out of a first initial batch. We had to switch to another farmer, who still had Ming Qian Mao Feng available. Though we always aim to keep the quality and tast as consistent as possible, it's unfortunate that you didn't like it as much as your first order. We hope to exceed your expectations with the 2018 batch!
Review by Dave (Posted on 3/22/2018)
The real stuff
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Just received your parcel and all I can say is that the maofeng smells great. I used to buy my own maofeng green tea when I used to live in China. Now I am back in Europe I have a hard time to find the real thing. Your product for sure kosher and the smell just brings me back to China. I will definitely place another order with you in the future. Review by Patrick (Posted on 7/12/2015)
Second infusion was the best
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For the first infusion the aroma was very floral, I smelled orchids and slightly a hint of Jasmine. The fragrance was reminiscent of a flower shop, if that makes any sense...

The first infusion had a strong scent but the taste was delicate. Usually I use mineral water for my tea, but because the taste is so subtle for this tea, that I decided to use tap water. Subtle tap water will not overrule the subtle taste.

The second infusion was much much better than the first one. The aroma was toned down slightly while the flavor was stronger, this made the whole taste experience more balanced. It had a hint of sweet fruits I can’t quite pinpoint.
Review by Shino (Posted on 9/30/2013)
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