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Yellow Tea

Mogan Mountain

Floral, Mellow, Complex

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A mellow and smooth Chinese Yellow Tea joins our exclusive rare tea range, with its distinct sappy-sweet and sumptuous floral aromas.

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Mogan Mountain Yellow Tea

莫干山闷黄牙

The Origin Story

This is a genuine yellow tea, meaning it has undergone a unique process known as menhuang (闷黄). Menhuang can be loosely translated as “sealed yellowing”, involving gently heating damp leaves to force them to oxidise over 4-6 hours. It’s a delicate and highly controlled process that risks ruining the leaves at every stage. The result of the yellowing process on flavour is unique and utterly delicious as it tones down the grassiness of the green tea, making it more subtle, but highly complex. There’s a mere handful of genuine yellow teas in China and finding examples, let alone quality leaves, is very difficult.

We can’t recommend this yellow tea highly enough, not only is it a fantastic glimpse into this rare tea category, but it tastes incredible – mellow and smooth with a distinct sappy-sweet and floral aromas. To allow the leaves to open and extract the full flavour and texture from this yellow tea, Tom recommends using 80 degree water and a full 3 minute infusion. Read about this year’s tea sourcing.

China - Zhejiang

Mr. Lu’s Xianrenkeng Tea Garden

Mogan Mountain is a beautiful and relatively famous scenic spot close to Hangzhou. The mountain takes its name from myths around two famous swordmakers, a husband and wife with surnames Gan and Mo respectively.

  • Cultivar
    jiukeng
  • Oxidisation Level
    10%
  • Picked
    Spring

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Dark olive and black curls of rolled tea with silvery twisted tea tips.

Aroma

Subtly fruity and vegetal - reminiscent of greengage jam, and geranium leaf.

In the Cup

Clover-lime yellow.

Taste

Barley sugar-sweet, with notes of tart greengage, and a structured complexity.

Make the Perfect Cup of Mogan Mountain

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 4g or 2stp per cup (250ml)

2
Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 80°C

3
Infuse
Infuse

Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min
4
Reinfuse
Re-infuse

You can infuse this tea up to 3 times

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