Dry leaf aroma: Sweet and grassy.
Wet leaf aroma: Vegetal with hints of spinach and sweetness.
Preparation: 1.5 tsp in 10 ounces of water, brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug.
First steeping: 2 minutes at 175 degrees.
This Mao Feng is delightfully mellow with a buttery and delicate vegetal taste. I detect undertones of chestnut at the end of the sip, and as the cup cools there are notes of creamy water chestnut.
Second steeping: 3 minutes at 175 degrees.
The second steeping has deleveloped a lovely creaminess and has taken on more of a water chestnut undertone. There is a very slight vegetal tang at the end of the sip.
Flavors: Butter, Chestnut, Vegetal