Xin Yang Mao Jian Green Tea


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A distinctive, unique premium green tea, Xinyang Maojian has a stronger, bolder aroma and flavour than other green teas.  PureTea's grade 1 premium quality tea is made from Spring picked leaves and comes from Xinyang county in Henan province.  If you want to get all the health benefits of green teas, but with a bolder taste, this tea is for you.

A premium Chinese green tea
  • Produced in Xinyang(信阳) in Henan province
  • Long, thin, dark green leaves, with straight tips
  • Produces vibrant yellow-green colored tea
  • A very refreshing, lingering aftertaste and aroma
  • Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Our spring picked Xinyang Maojian green tea is produced in Xinyang county, Henan province, and is regarded as one of China's top ten teas.  It is distinct amongst other green teas, with its leaves having a darker color and it is having a stronger, more robust flavour.  Widely drunk in China during hot weather or after work, it is great when you're thirsty and need a refreshing, relaxing tea to drink.

Recommend Brewing Guide:
Western Method Chinese Gongfu Way
Teapot: 17oz / 500ml Gaiwan: 3oz / 85ml
185℉ / 85℃ 176℉ / 80℃
Use 3-4 Tablespoons / 8 Grams Tea Use 3 Grams Tea
3 - 5 mins 4 steeps : rinse,20s,40s,60s,90s
Teapot may be your choice Gaiwan may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds

Xinyang Maojian is a traditional Chinese tea with a history stretching back over 1,000 years.  It's name comes from the area it was first grown – Xinyang county in Henan – while Maojian refers to the teas appearance (fur covered tips of the leaves).

Xinyang Maojian has a distinctive appearance and taste compared to most other Chinese green teas, that originated and are grown mostly in the warmer Fujian and Anhui provinces.  This tea's leaves are generally smaller, with a darker green color, and its taste, while still unmistakeably that of a premium green tea, has a stronger, bolder character that sets it apart.

PureTea's Xinyang Maojian is grade 1 tea, made from the Spring picked leaves that produce the best quality and best tasting teas.

Brief Health Info

Xinyang Maojian has high levels of antioxidants, and so will help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and reduce the affects of aging.

How to make Xin Yang Mao Jian

Though with a unique and distinctive taste and style, Xinyang Maojian should be brewed like all other green teas, in water that is not quite at boiling, but instead is 176 ºF (80 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes.  It can be infused 3 or 4 times.

Where is our Xin Yang Mao Jian green tea produced

Our Xinyang Maojian green tea is chosen from the origin place in Xinyang country of the more northern Henan province, Dabie Mountains District.  This area has high, steep forest covered mountains that guarantee a humid cloudy growing season needed for high quality tea.  However compared to the more southern provinces, Henan is colder and the mountains are usually snow covered in winter.  This leads to a distinctive tea bush, with smaller, more robust leaves.

Map of Henan province

About Tea Farmer

This Xin Yang Mao Jian Green Tea Tea is from Mr. Kong who have been engaged in tea field for more than ten years. He focus on providing high quality teas to tea lovers all over the world and always produces more and more natural, safe and healthy teas including the Green tea we choose : Liu’an Guapian, Huang Shan Mao Feng, Dragon Well Green Tea (Long Jing)Xin Yang Mao Jian and Tai Ping Hou Kui.

Mr. Kong elaborated his feeling about the tea culture: Tea Culture is a general concept which is different for people in different area. Although it is complex but there’s one thing that can be sure, that is the same as manage the enterprise, tea culture also needs management along with its quick development in the modern world.


While tea production in the Xinyang county of Henan province probably stretches back over 1,000 years, the origins of the modern Xinyang Maojian tea trace back to 1903, when the local government brought in tea masters from Anhui to help develop the local tea industry.  After several years improving growing and production techniques, this unique tea took shape and begun to be recognised within China as a fabulous, unique green tea.

In 1915 it gained international recognition by it winning Gold Medal at the World Expo, held that year in San Francisco.  Later in 1958 it was officially recognised in China as one of China's “top ten” teas.  It is now still widely grown in its birthplace in the high mountains of Xinyang, and much sort after by tea drinkers in China.

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Category: Green Tea

Type: Green Tea

Vendor: PureTea

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