Pre-Ming Picked High Mountain Huang Shan Mao Feng
- Grown in Shexian(歙县) County, Huanshan City, Anhui Province
Harvest Time: March 28, 2015
- Pre-ming green tea, has curly strips, yellowish green color, beautiful tips.
- Dry tea has elegant aroma, fruity-like fragrance.
- Liquid is clear and bright, light yellowish green.
- High mountain tea has distinct fruity flavor with chestnut fragrance, tastes soft and smooth, can promote saliva secreting.
- After brewed, leaves present tender green and bright color, obvious one bud and one leaf shape.
- Spring tea contains a large amount of catechinic acid, with low caffeine.
The historic Huang Shan Mao Feng is well-known as one of the ten famous Chinese tea. This Ming QianHuang Shan Mao Feng is a kind of pre-ming green tea. Pre-ming tea has strict requirement of the picking time and its making standard, thus the bird-tongue appearance could been perfect formed, as well as the brisk flavor. Both of which are favored by tea lovers.
Our Nonpareil Huang Shan Mao Feng Green tea is Te Gong grade. Te Gong refers to two Chinese words: 特(tè) and 贡(gòng). 特 is short for 特级, which means the tea’s grade is nonpareil; while 贡 is short for 贡品, meaning that the tea was used to be paid as tribute to the emperor.
Beautiful mountains can produce good teas; higher places can engender better aroma. Our Huang Shan Mao Feng is grown in an area between 1200 meters to 1400 meters high, which has proper sunlight and is covered by clouds and mist. Normally green tea is rated based on two solar terms: Qing Ming and Gu Yu. Our Te Gong teas are picked and made before Qing Ming. Fresh tea leaves with one bud and one leaf which are in their early sprout are in the best quality. Through the process of fixation, rolling and drying, the slight curly leaves of Mao Feng teas will be shaped, with green bud hidden in. After brewed, the bud will reveal, looking like a spear while the leaf beside looks like a flag. This is what we called the Qi Qiang (旗枪, qí qiāng) shape.
The proper condition of sunlight and mist in high mountain areas brings the Huang Shan Mao Feng a brisk and fresh flavor, as well as mellow and sweet taste. Grown in high mountain environment makes the tea contain less polyphenol. As a result the tea tastes less bitter or astringent. The high mountain environment also makes the tea leaves thicker. A glass cup is recommended to brew this tea, for you can see clearer of the beautiful green tea leaves.
Recommend Brewing Guide:
|Western Method||Chinese Gongfu Way|
|Teapot: 17oz / 500ml||Gaiwan: 3oz / 85ml|
|185℉ / 85℃||176℉ / 80℃|
|Use 3 – 4 Tablespoons / 8 Grams Tea||Use 3 Grams Tea|
|3 – 5 mins||3 steeps : rinse,30s,60s,90s|
|Teapot may be your choice||Gaiwan may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds