7 Tasting Notes
The flavor of Huang Shan Mao Feng is still a bit too subtle for me but this one is definitely better than the last one I reviewed. The taste is rounder and fuller than the one I previously reviewed. But there is a weird sensation that is left on your tongue and in your mouth after a sip…I can’t quite figure out what it is.
This is was just packaged on April 22, 2010 and is considered their Grade 1 (which is high but there are still 4 higher levels than this). I gave away one that I had that was two levels higher, but I still have the top (Tea King, Cha Wang, 茶王) from the same harvest from the same company to try. So I’ll put up the review once I try that.
Also still have at least five other grades and companies’ versions of this season’s harvest of Huang Shan Mao Feng to try.
this is supposed to be one of the prized green teas of China (from one of the most sacred ancient mountains—the Yellow Mountain (黄山）but I was honestly a bit underwhelmed by this one. the flavor wasn’t that intense or noticeable—a bit too light for my taste (not a nice flavor with light presence you get from good longjing’s or biluochun’s).
It could just be this batch. I have about 8 other varieties of this Spring’s harvest from different tea gardens, producers, and companies just waiting to be compared. Will review those as I try them.
nice flavor—light and smoky, complex but not overwhelming—toasty notes at the end. I usually don’t drink such strong tea (like to stick to greens, whites, and tisanes) but thought I would try something different this morning and I enjoyed it. Tea Master Zhao gave this to me so I could become familiar with good Da Hong Pao.