Mao Feng Black

$27.25
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Black tea is one of the most recent types to be produced: it was first made in China, possibly in response to European tastes, in the late 1700s or early 1800s. 

This new style of Chinese black tea is a worthy addition to the category; its sleek black leaves yield a dark amber infusion and earthy aroma. Produced on an organic farm in Zhejiang Province at 2,400 feet elevation, its rich flavor—with distinct notes of ginseng and sweet potato—holds up through a few infusions. Fans of Keemun or Assam will enjoy the depth and strength.

Country: China
Region: Zhejiang Province
Tasting Notes: earthy, ginseng, sweet potato
Harvest Season: Spring 2019

4 oz or 1 lb

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Brew temperature 210º F

Western style brewing 3-5 grams, 3 minute steep

Gaiwan style brewing ¼ full, 1 minute steep

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Hi Alberta, Thanks for the feedback! Brewing time for the Mao Feng will depend on how much leaf you're using, as well as the size of your brewing vessel and the desired strength. For Western-style brewing, a good place to start is ~3 g leaf in 8 - 12 ounces of boiling water for a minute or two. A deeper flavor will appear with increased infusion time. Or try this tea in a gaiwan or small teapot; fill about 1/3 full of dry leaf, and steep for around 15 - 30 seconds, increasing the infusion time with each subsequent brew. Enjoy!
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