Xin Yang Mao Jian
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Loose leaf Xinyang Maojian, 16 oz/pack, sourcing from tea farm directly!
Xin Yang Mao Jian is one of China's Ten Famous tea and is treasured for its refreshing taste and pleasant aroma.
Mao Jian literally means "hairy tips" referring to the appearance of the tea leaves. Henan's Xinyang prefecture has been famous for its Maojian tea since the Tang dynasty. Today it is one of the country's most thriving areas of agricultural and sideline production, quite often visited and written about, so its tea is being sampled by more people.
Though Xinyang is on the edge of the arid North China plain, the mountainous southern and western parts, crisscrossed by streams and brooks, have plenty of the clouds and mist needed for good tea. The processed leaves are in fine, taut strips. They make a delicious tea with a chestnut flavor and a long-lasting aftertaste.The finest and most tender Xin Yang Mao Jian tea leaves are picked from tea trees growing in the high mountain area of Xin Yang.
This harvest area is interestingly known as the "5 Mountains and 2 Pools".
Xin Yang Fur Tip, Xin Yang Hairy Tip
Xin Yang, Henan Province of China
This tea has been produced with only very simple equipment.
What make it different are the skillful hand movements of rolling, adjusted to the heat and softness or dryness of the tender leaves.
Xinyang Maojian made up of "single bud only" to "one bud one leaf" tea leaves. Truly the finest quality of Xin Yang Mao Jian.
Grade & Inspection
The brewed tea is pale-gold in colour and has a grassy fragrance with a sweet, long lasting aftertaste.Full bodied tea with distinct floral aroma with a hint of cool minty note. Very refreshing aftertaste.
Silver-tipped tea leaves that yield a light yellow liquor.
When infused, the tea leaves quickly sink to the bottom of the cup.
1. This tea protects the body against free radical damage and hence slows down the process of aging.
2. It reduces the level of cholesterol in our body and hence prevents heart disorders.
3. It protects the body from various harmful effects of alcohol, viral hepatitis and liver tumors and hence prevents liver diseases.
4. It efficiently regulates the level of sugar in the blood and thus controls diabetes.
5. It has anti cancer properties which kill free radicals and reduce certain cancer types.
In general, it aids in stomach ailments, digestive disorders, headaches and depression too.
How to Brew
We recommend using glass-based or porcelain 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 70 degree C (158 degree F) to 80 degree C (176 degree F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing.
Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
How to Store
The higher the tea quality, the more easily it loses its flavor.
Put some effort and it should keep fresh for a longer time.
Keep tea away from moisture
Once a bag of tea is opened, please finish it within 3 months if you wish to enjoy its freshness.
From the medical point of view, it is safe to consume the tea even if it is kept for a few years.
However the freshness disappears if it is kept for too long.
Tea must be tightly sealed before it is kept.
Tea should be kept in ambient and dry conditions such as in the living room, but it must be completely away from humidity.
Tea should not be kept in the kitchen as the environment is very humid.
Avoid enclosed area such as inside the cupboard or drawer as these places are damp.
Also avoid opening the bag of tea in humid atmosphere.
It is recommended to open the bag during a sunny day or under air-conditioned atmosphere.
Once tea leaves absorb moisture, deterioration of tea will be triggered within a few days.
Tea will then give an astringent taste, sometime it tastes sour. The fresh aroma also becomes weaker.
Beware of keeping the tea in the fridge
If the tea is sealed, keep in a freezer. Cover with a box to insulate from temperature change.
Once the package has been opened, store away from light, moisture, smell and heat in an airtight container.
The quality of tea lasts longer if it is kept in the fridge. However we strongly recommend you not to keep tea in the fridge.
When tea is withdrawn from the fridge, there is usually condensation. Once tea is exposed to moisture during condensation, the quality will deteriorate within a few days. The higher moisture content in the tea leaves will trigger oxidation and it will completely destroy the quality of tea.
Here's one frequently asked question:
What happens if bag is sealed using tape or tea is packed in zipper bag and kept inside the fridge?
For your information, these simple sealing methods are not sufficient. When the bag is withdrawn from the fridge, it is cold inside the bag and therefore causes negative pressure.
Air will be drawn from outside and condensation will occur.
In addition, if the bag is taken in and out from the fridge very often, this will cause heat stress to the tea leaves as temperature is increased and decreased very frequently.
If tea is kept in the fridge, when it is withdrawn from the fridge, it is necessary to leave it in ambient atmosphere for more than 24 hours in order to warm up the tea leaves.
Based on our experience, 12 hours is not long enough. We may think tea is warmed up, but inside the bag, the tea leaves are still cold due to insulation effect.
IMPORTANT: Get tea with teaspoon instead of hand.