Xin Yang Mao Jian Green Tea

Xin Yang Mao Jian

Xinyang Maojian is a traditional Chinese tea with a history stretching back over 1,000 years.  It's name comes from the area it was first grown – Xinyang county in Henan – while Maojian refers to the teas appearance (fur covered tips of the leaves).  Xinyang Maojian has a distinctive appearance and taste compared to most other Chinese green teas that originated and are grown mostly in the warmer Fujian and Anhui provinces.  This tea's leaves are generally smaller, with a darker green color, and its taste, while still unmistakably that of a premium green tea, has a stronger, bolder character that sets it apart. Our spring picked Xinyang Maojian green tea is produced in Xinyang county, Henan province, and is regarded as one of China's top ten teas.  It is distinct amongst other green teas, with its leaves having a darker color and it is having a stronger, more robust flavour.  Widely drunk in China during hot weather or after work, it is great when you're thirsty and need a refreshing, relaxing tea to drink.This tea super good with pastries, snacks, and dessert. This tea also helps to get rid of all the toxins at the same time.

A premium Chinese green tea

Produced in Xinyang(信阳) in Henan province

Harvest time: April

Long, thin, dark green leaves, with straight tips

Produces vibrant yellow-green colored tea

A very refreshing, lingering aftertaste and aroma

Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Brew Instruction:

Brewing tool: cups, bottles, tea wears, tea bags

Water temperature: 160° - 170° F

Amount of tea: 1 teaspoon

Amount of water: 6-10 oz.

Steeping Time:

Put the hot water into the cup with the  tea, stirring the tea will make the tea flavor come out faster, stir about 40 seconds to 1 minute for the first cup, strain it out. Later if you want more tea, put more water back in the cup, steep for another 30 - 50 seconds, then strain it. This amount of tea leaves will make 3 - 4 cups of tea.

Drinking tips:

  • Do not steep green too long. Green tea is non-fermented and has a lot of tea polyphenols, alkaloids and other nutrients, if you drink it too strong the nutrients have a too strong reaction it will irritate the stomach or dilute the stomach acid causing digestion problems or stomach aches. For more experienced green tea drinkers a strong brew will be fine.
  • If brew green tea with hot water, drink the tea while still hot. We suggest drinking all the green tea you brewed within 60 - 90 minutes. If the green tea sits too long it will oxidize lose the nutrients. If you want drink cold tea, use cold water to brew. It will take about 20 - 90 minutes to steep. Once the tea turns green and brown color, it is ready to drink.
  • We suggest drinking the green tea 30 - 60 minutes after meal. Drinking too soon after the meal, the tea will reactor with the nutrients of the food, especially the iron and protein. So if you have anemia, do not drink green tea, black tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea.


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