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Cultivate Taste Mao Xie "Hairy Crab" Oolong Tea

Cultivate Taste Mao Xie "Hairy Crab" Oolong Tea

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She carries fond memories of drinking tea with Grandma following delicious homemade family meals. As a young adult, Jennifer discovered loose-leaf teas in Seattle in the mid-nineties that developed her palate even more. In 2005 she enrolled in the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City and immersed herself in the world of tea. Jennifer had found her passion and became acquainted with owners of tea estates, tasted teas not available in the United States, and learned from the experts. Jennifer is the only Certified Tea Specialist in Wisconsin since 2009 and continues to pursue her education with the Institute.

Jennifer owned and operated a teahouse in Milwaukee for three years before relocating to Northeast Wisconsin. Having visited a plantation in South Carolina, witness the Japanese tea ceremony, saw the Korean women’s ceremony, was one of eight people to represent the USA tea industry in two world tea conferences in China, and having enjoyed a samovar in Russia, her dream is to travel the world visiting plantations in India, China, Taiwan, and Japan. She has contacts with small farms in origin countries and gets many of her teas directly from them with a focus on procuring high-quality teas that are organic, fair trade and ethically sourced.

Mao Xie aka "Hairy Crab" is a type of Anxi oolong tea that grows in many places in Anxi county of Fujian. Mao Xie means literally “Hair of the Crab” and refers to the hairs on the tea leaves that break off when brewed and float on the top of your cup. Mao Xie has got a thicker and sweeter taste than its more floral counterpart Tie Guan Yin.

We always use environmentally friendly packaging of our teas. We never use candy, sugar, or flavorings in our teas.

Suggested Steeping

8 ounces of water
1 teaspoon
180°F
2-4 minutes

About Cultivate Taste Tea:

  • Organic and Fair Trade Tea sourced and curated by a Certified Tea Specialist
  • We use eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging, so you can feel safe that that by purchasing you are not hurting the environment.

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