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Xinyang Mao Jian: Chinese green tea for nice and easy cup

What is Xinyang Mao Jian tea?

Widely recognized as one of China’s most famous and well-loved green teas, Xinyang Mao Jian has been featured as China’s favorite hot weather tea for centuries. It is native to the Henan Province, where high altitude forests and their cold, humid environs and fertile soil give the tea its rich, refreshing notes. The tender, dark green, pointy leaves are picked in early spring and twisted into narrow spindles enclosing young tea buds.

What does Xinyang Mao Jian taste like?

Xinyang Mao Jian makes a “tarnished gold” infusion with a “clean-sipping, silky-smooth” texture, with a “strong vegetal smell,” and a “pleasantly full and pronounced” aftertaste. The first brew is “creamy and fresh with flavors of green beans and peas,” while the third or fourth might develop “brisk and grassy notes.” Xinyang Mao Jian’s bold aroma with some astringency might not be as delicate and sophisticated as some other high-end Chinese green teas. Nevertheless, it is a great everyday green tea, priced accordingly.

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Authentic Mao Jian leaves can be identified by their long, narrow, needle-fine dry leaves, with a roasted nutty aroma as well as a subtle floral scent.

Other famous Chinese green teas are Dragonwell, Bi Luo Chun, Yun Wu, and Gunpowder.

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Xinyang Maojian Tea High Mountain Organic Green Tea 250g
Xinyang Maojian Tea High Mountain Organic Green Tea 250g

Xinyang maojian is one of the China ten famous teas, renowned specialty of Henan. Xinyang maojian is always world-famous for its thin, round, bright, straight, rich aroma, thick taste and green tea soup. Xinyang maojian brand has taken the third place in public brand value of Chinese tea region.

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