Feather Tip (Xin Yang Mao Jian)

mmmm. That sums it up well. Normally I turn off as soon as I hear “nutty” mentioned in a green tea. Reluctantly I tried this one, mainly because it was a sample, but to my surprise it was far more vegetal and green than nutty… actually I wouldn’t use the word nutty at all in a description.

Light, smooth, vegetal, and Chinese (I know that isn’t a description but it is inherently Chinese and not like Japanese greens… again words escape me for how to better convey it). All the things I love in a green. The downsides are that one steep is about all these leaves have to offer, and the leaves themselves aren’t so pretty or full, but small and broken and they weren’t as downy/hairy as I had hoped. So is it good for the first steep? Damn straight! Anything else? not so much. It would bee a good green to keep on hand for a little variety since it is much different from a japanese green like sencha/bancha. 2-3oz. would be enough though.


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