New customer? His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi. Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is the native cultivar to Daping.
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Hairy Crab is a semiball-rolled, modern-style, greenish oolong made in the villages around Anxi in southern Fujian. Fall is when the crabs are fattest and the meat is sweetest. Unlike the Hairy crab oolong which is produced in one specific region of small villages, most of these namesake crabs are the product of freshwater aquaculture as are many frogs, turtles and eels in China in several locations along the Yangtze river in eastern China.
But seriously, it is an Oolong tea, and has a mild, nutty, flavor, very soothing. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.
Mao Xie has got a thicker and sweeter taste than its more floral counterpart Tie Guan Yin. The looseleaf is made up a really pretty rolled balls of emerald green and a few little bits of orange. It is quite light, not very oxidised.
It can keep fresh a long time. Using high tempeture water close to boiling may result in unwanted bitterness in the tea. Water tempeture around F C and 3 minutes of steeping time is most ideal for brewing this tea.
Oolongs can be a confusing category for consumers, who most likely encounter their first cup in a Chinese restaurant. This can be a low grade Shui Hsien if the restaurant is generous or a caramel colored cup with some aroma but not much flavor. Oolongs occupy a fascinating and wide part of the tea spectrum in terms of oxidation, offering cups that are light gold to deep amber. I will use Hairy Crab Oolong as one example.
Add to cart. Information Reviews. It is a full leaf that is rolled, and will unfurl after a few infusions, that produces a pale golden liquor.