Xin Yang Maojian, first flush green tea

Xin Yang Maojian, first flush green tea

USD 17.70

A pine-needle shaped green tea, roasted and baked

In the green tea grand tradition, a fine quality is defined not by a single virtual, but rather a balance of several epicurean characteristics. Such as that between the floral and the chestnutty aspects of this tea. Or that between its sweet and herbaceous characters. To contain such richness in these pine needle like tiny tealeaves, it requires not only a great horticultural environment but also mastery in harvesting and production processing. The multiple steps of roasting, rolling and baking have to be optimally timed, temperatured and delicately performed. We proudly present Xin Yang Maojian, the essence of a grand tradition humbly packaged in these delicately rolled minuscule leaves.

Whether you come onto this page for the name of this “one of the 10 most famous Chinese teas”, or that you want to find a better tasting version than the last one you bought somewhere else, Tea Hong’s Xin Yang Maojian is a fine green tea that is suitable for whole day drinking or that special aficionado tea competition party.


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Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

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Taste profile

Sweet floral aroma overtone with accents of caramel, chestnut, vanilla and baked seaweed. Cooling undertone. Tints of sea salt. Smooth, lightly savoury liquor suggesting sweet baked pea on a long, yet mild malty base. Cool and sweet aftertaste.

Infusion tip

85°C to 90°C at 2g to 100 ml for small vessels at 5 min; or 1.2g to 100 ml for larger vessels at 8 min for an infusion balancing strength and smoothness. For shorter infusion time, 4g to 100ml at 20 sec after an initial blanch, if you are a tea aficionado. Adjust leaf to water ratio for balance between strength and smoothness.

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Weight 170 g
Dimensions 18 × 9 × 5 cm
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