What are the health benefits of Mao Jian?
Scientific studies found out that drinking Mao Jian and other loose green teas helps prevent high blood pressure by repressing angiotensin, a peptide hormone that causes vasoconstriction and a subsequent increase in blood pressure. In addition, the polyphenols and polysaccharides contained in green tea help lower your blood sugar level.
How to steep Mao Jian Green Tea?
The water for brewing Mao Jian tea should be at 80°C to make sure your cup of tea taste delicate instead bitter and grassy. A glass teacups or teapots are the best for brewing maojian, because the unfurled leaves of maojian tea are beautiful to appreciate. Apply 3-4 g Mao Jian green tea leaves into a glass teapot, add 1/3 teapot of 80°C hot water. As the leaves are small and delicate, they unfurl easy and steep fast. A 30-60 seconds steep should be enough. Mao Jian can generally be brewed for up to 3 times, however the second and third brewing will have a weaker taste. For optional taste, refill around 70% full of hot water when one-third of the first brew remains.
Which region of China is Mao Jian Tea from?
Mao Jian is a type of green tea grown in the city of Duyun in southern Guizhou Province. Most tea gardens are in the mountains in the midst of trees and creeks. The weather is especially mild there with just enough amount of rain and an average temperature of 16°C throughout the year. The soil is fertile and moist, containing large amounts of iron and phosphate great for the growth of tea.
|Steeping time||3-4 min|
|Steeping temperature||80 °C - 175 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||1 tbsp|
|Tea Caffeine Content||medium|
|Tea Region||Duyun Village|
|Tea in Chinese||毛尖|