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Our organic Huangshan Maofeng tea comes from Xiuning County, which is a nationally renowned organic tea-producing county in China. The plucking of this tea was carried out at Ming Qian period in early spring when the tea buds were very tender and rich in nutrients. Only the one bud and one leaf or one bud with two leaves is allowed to be hand-plucked for making this tea. For making this tea, the plucking and processing procedures must be completed in the same one day. The finished tea leaves are fine and straight and have combined not only yellowish green color, but also strong fragrance. This tea has delightful fresh aroma and can give you a comfortable smooth, sweet drinking feeling rolling over the tongue without any bitterness.
As one of our highly recommended high-mountain teas, this Organic Huang Shan Mao Feng Green tea has sweet taste and lovely greenish color.
Yutian organic tea garden is located at mountainous area in Xiuning County, Huangshan ( 黄山 ), with an elevation of 1,200 meters. The cloud-covered mountains, rich soil, meandering streams, sufficient sunlight and plentiful rain - all these advantageous natural conditions make this area deserves its long-held reputation as an ideal tea producing area. It is no wonder that teas from this garden with wild flowers, grass and trees around carry a natural sweet taste.
Our HuangShan MaoFeng green tea comes from Anhui Province. The tea is from plantation located on the slopes of HuangShan Mountain in Anhui. The historical birthplace and home to the best MaoFeng teas, this amazingly beautiful area is a mix of high rugged mountains and dense forests, with the cool temperatures and perpetually misty conditions ideal for growing the delicate buds and leaves used to make HuangShan MaoFeng.
Huangshan large leaf species belongs to dwarf variety whose leaves tend to grow in the horizontal direction and the buds of this species are very tender and always covered with numerous microvilli (fuzz). This species has strong ability to put forth buds in spring and better resistance to severe cold in winter. Tea leaves of this species are high in phytochemicals. For one bud tea with two leaves, just as an example, the contents of amino acids, polyphenolic compounds and water extract account for 5.20%，24.50% and 44.03% respectively. Besides, each gram of dry leaves contains up to 138.04 mg of catechinic acid.
Due to it's ideal tea growing environment of high mountains, cool weather and cloudy weather, the area around Mt. HuangShan in Anhui has been used to cultivate high quality tea for centuries. Modern HuangShan MaoFeng tea however traces its roots back to the late 1800's and a merchant called Xie Zheng An, who fled the war at the time and decided to setup a family tea business at HuangShan Mountain. Naming it after where it was produced – HuangShan mountain – and its appearance – looking like a fur covered mountain peak - the tea his family produced quickly became very popular in China due to its excellent quality and great taste and aroma.
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