Pre-Ming Picked High Mountain Huang Shan Mao Feng
- Grown in Shexian(歙县) County, Huanshan City, Anhui Province
- Harvest Time: April 1, 2016
- 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.
Once of the 10 best historically well-known Chinese teas is Huang Shan Mao Feng. This kind of tea is considered pre-ming green tea. Pre-ming tea requires stern picking period and high level making standard to get the perfect bird-tongue leaf shape and bustling flavor which is widely favored among the tea lovers.
Nonpareil Huang Shan Mao Feng Green tea is of Te Gong grade, which refers to two Chinese words: 特(tè) and 贡(gòng). 特 is short for 特级, meaning that the tea’s grade is nonpareil, while 贡 is short for 贡品, which confirms that the very tea was use in order to 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 honor to the emperor.
As a rule, the tea is grown in the mountains, that is the basic of great tea production. The higher the mountain, the richer aroma. Huang Shan Mao Feng rests at 1200-1400 meters high mountain sides with fitting sunlight, but also concealed by clouds and mist from time to time. There are two solar terms by which the teas are normally rated: Qing Ming and Gu Yu. Te Gong teas that you can find here are produced before Qing Ming. Only first early sprout of one bud and one leaf comprise the best and fresh tea quality. During the making of Mao Feng teas, after fixation, rolling and drying, the main thing is to hide a small green bud in a curly leaf. After the infusion the bud will be revealed, that represents the spear the flag that is formed by the leaf. Such shape was called Qi Qiang (旗枪, qí qiāng).
The main traits of the Huang Shan Mao Feng is freshness and briskness of flavor and a smooth sweet taste, that is due to the appropriate sunlight condition and location in the high mountain ranges. This also provides extremely low levels of polyphenol. High grown tea is famous with its absence of bitterness and astringency in taste. The heights effect the density and thickness of the leaves. It is recommended to use a cup made of glass in order to see the dazzling green tea leaves.
Recommend Brewing Guide
Teapot: 17oz / 500ml
185℉ / 85℃
Use 3 – 4 Tablespoons / 8 Grams Tea
3 – 5 mins
Chinese Gongfu Way
Gaiwan: 3oz / 85ml
176℉ / 80℃
Use 3 Grams Tea
3 steeps : rinse,30s,60s,90s
Gaiwan may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds