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Xin Yang Mao Jian (Xinyang Fur Peak)

Xinyang Maojian (信阳毛尖) is a green tea produced in Xinyang county, Henan. It is highly regarded as one of China's famous teas. This tea is distinct amongst other green teas, with its leaves generally smaller, with a darker green color, and its taste has a stronger and bolder character. There are many health benefits of drinking Xinyang Maojian. It can help reduce the risk of having cancer, promote good skin tone and delay aging. This explains it being hugely popular where many people like to drink it as a relaxing beverage after a busy day.

Xinyang county, Henan Province, China

Harvest period:
April 2013

Slightly dark-green color, straight and delicate edges, and thin and firmly rolled appearance with both ends in a pointed shape.

Tasting notes:
Sweet floral taste with refreshing aftertaste.

Health Benefits
With high levels of antioxidants, Xinyang Maojian helps reduce the risk of cancer, promotes good skin tone and slows down the aging process.

Recommended Brewing guide:
We recommend using glass-based or ceramic tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 grams of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at about 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.

The name Xinyang Maojian can be divided into two parts that are associated with two aspects. "Xin Yang", the first part, is the place in China that produces this type of tea. Located in southern Henan Province, Xinyang is a place with a mild climate and good conditions for growing trees that produce the tea's unique quality: Xinyang tea trees are planted at high altitudes where the weather is clearly divided by four distinct seasons. Mao Jian" are the words to depict the shape of the leaves. The leaves are slightly dark-green color, straight and delicate edges, and thin and firmly rolled appearance with both ends in a pointed shape.

The harvest season for Mao Jian tea is in spring and fall. However the best quality tea comes from leaves that are harvested in mid-April, which this Xinyang Maojian is produced from. Chinese call it "Yu Qian Tea", which means the tea is picked earlier in the spring before the lunar term 'Rain'. The leaves picked during this period are rare and fresh.

It is interesting to know that Xin Yang Mao Jian also won a gold medal in the Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, in 1914 and was selected for the top ten teas in 1958.

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