Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tea Review Tuesday - A Review of Drink The Leaf's Hong Tao Mao Feng Black Tea

A Review of Drink The Leaf's Hong Tao Mao Feng Black Tea

Noticing that the last tea I drank that had "Mao Feng" in the title was a green tea, this made me curious, so I first went and looked up what "Mao Feng" meant. According to the "wonderful source of all knowledge," Wikipedia, Mao Feng "is a term in tea manufacture denoting the picking of a bud and two leaves of equal length." It goes on to tell about their broad, curved shape and the desirability of this design.

Dry, these leaves are long, thin, and wiry. The aroma is mild and a bit malty. After steeping for the recommended time, the aroma really opens up, revealing delicious smelling honey tones.

Taking my first sip, the flavor explodes across my tongue, drenching it in much the same flavors as were smelled in the completed liquor: a bit of a malt, with sweet, dark honey tastes.

What seems to be a simple tea actually contains a myriad of experiences for the senses, all coming together to make this a nice tea experience and a delight to drink. I rate it a 75 out of 100 on my personal enjoyment scale.

Drink The Leaf's Hong Tao Mao Feng is no longer available on their website.
Photo credit to Drink the Leaf.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.

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