Mao Jian Green Tea

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Xinyang Maojian, also known as Yu Mao Feng, is a famous specialty of Henan Province. It is slender, round, smooth, and straight and featured with lots of Pekoe, high fragrance, rich flavour, and green soup. As early as Tang Dynasty, Tea Sage Lu Yu's book described in Tea Sutra that Xinyang as one of eight nationwide tea production areas. Su Dongpo, a great writer of Song dynasty, praised that "Tea from Xinyang tops Huainan area." The spring tea of Xinyang Maojian generally begins to be picked after Tomb-sweeping Day and is widely harvested before Grain Rain. It lasts 40 days. The autumn buds germinate in August and September. Then the tea is called autumn tea of Maojian. There is an old saying in the folks that "spring tea is bitter, summer tea is astrictive, autumn tea picked in White Dew is bestto drink".

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Product Description

Weight: 100 g (3.53 oz).

Includes: Tea Leaves, Packing Bag.

Quality Guarantee Period: 24 Months.

Brewing difficulty: Easy.
Best season to taste: Summer
Origin: Xinyang County of Henan Province.
Shape: uniform and straight,green color with Pekoe.
Liquid: bright and clear, orange liquid color. Aroma: thick aroma, with the smell of ripe fruit.
Taste: mellow, sweet and fluid.
Brewed tea leaves: bright, tender green uniform leaves.
Recognizing: Real Xinyang Maojian: liquid is green or yellow and green, and bright with thick aroma and fresh, mellow and sweet taste. Stems are round, and there is a small serrated margin on the edge of leaves. Leaves are thick and bright green. Fake Xinyang Maojian: Liquid is dark green and dim with no tea aroma, bitter taste,and odor flavor. The leaf stems are mostly square with non-serrated leaf margin. The leaves are dark green, thin and bright.
Water temperature: boiling water of 80℃ is appropriate. The mountain spring water is best.
Tea sets: glassware will do.
Amount of tea: The best ratio of tea and water is 1:50.
Brewing method: Middle-putting brewing method is mostly adopted for high-quality Maojian.
Storage: Tea is easy to absorb odor, so Maojian is stored in a special tea caddy and kept clean, sanitary and odor-free.

Xinyang Maojian, also called Yu Maofeng, is a king of green tea category. Its a specialties of Henan province, produced by chinese tea farmers in the early repulican period. Main producing area in xinyang, hsin-hsien, shangchengcounty and in dabie mountain area. Xinyang maojian tea has a unique style that "thin, round, smooth, straight, more pekoe, fragrance, taste thick, presenting green". The tea could relieve thirst and fatigue, bright eye, refreshing, to eliminate greasy, and other nutritional value. Xinyang Maojian has unique character in its color, aroma, tastes and shape. As we seen that its color is fresh, clean, without any impurities, elegant fragrance, pure and fresh, and also its taste sweet. Also if we look from the appearance, the tea also very even, bright, baekho evidently. Its effect on physical fitness and life has great value in use. Mao Jian is produced among the misty mountains of Zhejiang, Anhui and Henan provinces and literally translates as 'hairy tip'bor 'fur tip'. This is from Zhejiang and has a bright, fresh, clean and rounded character that is refreshing and suits any mood at any time of the day. The long, neat twists of dark, seaweed-green leaf give a vivid, pale lime-green liquor with a complex, slightly sappy aroma and a brisk clean taste that combines dry grass back notes and sweeter floral tones in the foreground.

Brewing Tips

Brew 3g (0.10 oz) in 250ml (8.5fl oz) water at 70°C (158°F) for 3 minutes. Add more water for a second infusion.

Chungu save folks

It is said that a long time ago there was no tea in Xinyang. The locals, oppressed by local officials, had got "fatigue fever". Lots of people died.

A girl called Chungu decided to seek a kind of precious tree to cure the villagers. Chungu walked for 81 days, and then found seeds of the tea tree which can treat the illness. Soon, the tea tree grew up and cured them. From then on, many people planted tea trees. Thus tea gardens and tea hills came into being.

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