Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
This is likely the most famous, and indeed the most popular Green Tea to come from the Chinese Anhui province. Some might argue that it's one of the best Chinese Green Teas, period. Huang Shen Mao Feng Green Tea has earned this accolade after years of quality-assured cultivation and production. When brewed, one can only describe it as purely exquisite.
The name "Huang Shen" means "Yellow Mountain Fur Peak". This refers to the small white hairs covering the leaves. It also alludes to how the processed leaves resemble the peak of a mountain. Workers pick the leaves used for this Tea in the early spring. This is when the first fresh buds begin to unfurl. These leaves grows exclusively in the Huangshan yellow mountain range.
Huang Shen Mao Feng Green Tea produces an enticingly grassy flavour and an enchanting aroma. Its frequent consumption likewise comes with well-documented Green Tea benefits. According to research, Green Tea can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol, thus improving cardiovascular health. It can also enhance brain function and even reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
About China Green Tea
According to legend, Green Tea was the product of a pure accident. In 2737 BCE, an ancient Chinese Emperor and sage named Shennong came to rest underneath an unknown tree. He fell asleep in the midday sun with a cup of boiling water to hand. When he awoke, he found that leaves from the tree above had dropped into his water.
An avid herbalist, Shennong decided to try the strange infusion. Upon his first sip, he fell in love with it. Without realising it at the time, Shennong had discovered Green Tea - or so the story goes. Despite only being a myth, it makes for a beautiful tale.
Teas from the Anhui Province
Anhui, located in eastern China, is famous for two Teas: Keemun Black Tea and Huang Shen Mao Feng Green Tea. In 1990, the Huangshan Mountain range, where this particular Tea grows, became a UNESCO World Heritage site. This significantly helped to preserve the Tea trees, thus ensuring quality with every cup of this Tea.
The rich red clay and higher elevations around the mountains make for perfect terroir for Tea. Our Huang Shen Mao Feng Green Tea is undoubtedly the best example of these outstanding Tea-growing conditions. Better still, we pack it fresh to order here in our Kent-based factory. This ensures not only quality but also consistency.
Type of Tea: Green Leaf Tea.
Origin: Huangshan, Anhui Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew with fresh water at temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes, being sure not to burn or over-brew the leaves.
How to Serve: This Tea tastes best served without any accompaniments. However, some might choose to add a slice of lemon or even a dollop of honey for added flavour.
Tasting Notes: Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea has a soft, crisp aroma and a bright, cleansing, buttery taste. It boasts traditional grassy notes combined with hints reminiscent of apricot.
Colour in Cup: Green liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Huang Shen Mao Feng Green Tea
Huang Shen Mao Feng Green Tea, like all Teas, contains a wealth of antioxidants in green tea. These antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. When left unchecked, oxidation can wreak havoc on the body by introducing free radicals, which are unpaired (and unsafe) electrons.
Green Tea, however, can slow down the process of oxidation by neutralising free radicals. This, in turn, reduces the risk of developing several chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.