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Xinyang Maojian Tea

Xin Yang Mao Jian tea is a famous green tea produced in Xinyang, Henan, China. Its name can be divided into two parts that are associated with two aspects: "Xin Yang", the first part, is the place in China that produces this type of tea. "Mao Jian"(Hairy Needle) are the words to depict the shape of the leaves.

The tea's name is also translated as Xin Yang Fur Point, Xin Yang Hairy Point, Xin Yang Hairy Needle, and Xin Yang Fur Needle.

With a history of 2,000 years, Xin Yang Mao Jian tea is considered as one of the ten top teas in China. People in Henan Provice like to drink it as a relaxing beverage after a busy day.

Xin Yang is a place with a mild climate and good conditions for growing trees. The tea trees are planted at high altitudes where the weather is clearly divided by four distinct seasons. Many high mountains, such as Mt. Cheyun, Mt. Jiyun, and Mt. Tianyun, also surround the location in order to support environmental humidification and moisture. Moreover, there is an abundance of forests, clouds, rainfall, and a large temperature difference between day and night. These geographical advantages help keep Xin Yang's soil healthy and fertile, while trees more efficiently absorb chemical elements to produce higher quality green tea.

The appearance of the Mao Jian tea's leaves are commonly known as "hairy tips”, a name that refers to the leaves' slightly dark-green color, straight and delicate edges, and thin and firmly rolled appearance with both ends in a pointed shape. The regular length of a Xin Yang Mao Jian tealeaf is about 0.5–1 inches. Comparing it with other famous types of green tea, Mao Jian leaves are relatively small.

After brewing Mao Jiang and pouring the water into a teacup, the aroma will flow into the air with a hint of cool minty note and create a peaceful atmosphere.

The brewed tea is pale-gold in color and has a grassy fragrance with a wonderful long lasting aftertaste. Very refreshing!

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