Oolong Tea

Anxi Oolong Hairy Crab

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About Anxi Oolong Hairy Crab:

An uncommon, low-production, specialty tea from the village of Da Ping, Anxi County, in the Fujian Province of China. Also know as Mao Xie, this is a refreshing low-oxidized oolong, sometimes referred to as a “jade” oolong since it’s closer to a green tea. It is a full leaf that is rolled, and will unfurl after a few infusions, that produces a pale golden liquor. The light aroma is very fresh vegetal, and crisp floral with a citrus / melon character. Tasting notes included savory like buttered greens, some fruity pear, hint of cinnamon spice, and slight floral/vanilla note.

The unusual and distinctive name of Hairy Crab (毛蟹) has a simple origin from the shape of the rolled leaf, and the fact that there are tiny silver hairs on the underside of the leaves of Mao Xie tea bushes. Someone at some point made the connection that some crabs also have some tiny hairs on their shells.

Ingredients:

Oolong Tea

Instructions:

 Quantity: 1-2 Teaspoon
Steep Time: 1-3 Minutes
Water Temperature: Under Boiling, 180° F
Caffeine Content: Yes