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drank Mao Jian by Bruu Tea
232 tasting notes

This is tea from one of those golden pouches Bruu adds to their tea subscription. As in general I´m more of a black tea lover, I hadn´t tried this tea before, but I must say that I really like this green tea : needle-like appearance in loose tea, with an almost floral aroma (not grassy at all!), and when brewed, very light in colour and almost sweet in mouth. Floral again in finish. Nice.

How does Bruu describe the tea? I copy everything :
What it is? Mao Jian, is a sweet and floral green. There is an honesty in its flavour, reflecting the stress the tea bush goes through, due to the winter snows and altitude. As a result of the climate and temperatures the tea bush is exposed to, the season for the perfect Mao Jian tea is short, with the perfect crop coming from early spring.
Why we love it? Needle-like in appearance, and made from only the buds, Mao Jian leaves are commonly known as ‘hairy tips’ due to their appearance, the downy hairs (Mao) are what gives the tea its name.
Where it’s from? Hunan, Xinyang, China. Bai Yun mountains. 750m above sea level.
How our drink hits the senses? This Mao Jian is super fresh and packed full of flavour. Produced by smallholders in the Bai Yun mountains, you can almost taste the Chinese air!
The taste journey : It is a light, sweet cup, with a gentle floral aroma and a sappy freshness.

Flavors: Floral, Green, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Introduced to tea by my sister-in-law in my country of birth = Belgium more than 30 years ago, I still love tea, mainly black, which I enjoy without sugar or milk. Having lived in UK, near good tea shops (e.g. Betty´s all over Yorkshire), I tend to buy most of my tea in bulk from tea shops (as such, most of these are not represented in my on-line cupboard). Nowadays, I live in Spain where tea gives me another sensatory bliss (as wine or beer or coffee can give me too).

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