Mao Jian / 毛尖綠
$8.00 – $133.00
This Mao_Jian (Hairy Tip) green tea is from Hunan Province, China. It’s hand-picked in the spring and then tightly rolled and pan-fried. After processing is completed the dry leaf appearance is compact, curly/wiry, with a slight eyebrow shape. The dry leaf is dark green with white tips throughout. Once steeped the leaf produces a light, green liquor and emits a fresh, slightly grassy aroma. The liquor is semi-sweet with subtle vegetal, grassy notes. This tea can be infused several times using a very low temperature water (80C) and short steeping times – 2~3 minutes. This is a very refreshing, light tasting tea!
China is famous for its “Ten Thousand Teas”, a poetic number to suggest the abundance of teas produced in China, the majority of which are green. Green tea is consumed throughout the day in China; enjoyed as a social beverage, appreciated as a source of health and offered to guests as a sign of respect.
China green teas are traditionally pan-fried, which prevents the leaves from oxidizing (usually called fermenting), which occurs during the production of black teas. Chinese green teas are known for their subtle and complex flavours and refreshing aromas. They are rich in Vitamin C and generally smoother than black or other green teas. Unlike black teas they can be infused 3-4 times by adding 1 minute to each steeping.
50g / 1.77oz, 100g / 3.53oz, 250g / 8.82oz, 500g / 1.1LB, 1Kg / 2.2LB