Mao Jian Black Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Mao Jian Black Tea comes from Anhui province in China, although it was originally the product of neighbouring Henan. In fact, many examples of Mao Jian Teas exist in provinces across the country. The reason we chose this particular one, however, is due to its extraordinary quality.
It consists of twisted black leaves with golden tips which, when brewed, have a malty, buttery character. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it can even improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. We pack it fresh to order.
Chinese Tea Facts
- Did you know that China is the original home of Tea?
- Did you know that China Green Tea dates back some 5,000 years?
- Did you know that China Black Tea only dates back a few hundred years?
- Did you know that the first Black Tea was Lapsang Souchong?
- Did you know that China produces the most Tea in the world today?
About Anhui Province
This province, located in eastern China, spans an area of 54,431 square miles (139,600 sq kilometres). It boasts a sizable population of 60 million, with thousands working in the Anhui Tea Industry.
Tea production has taken place in Anhui since the Qin and Han Dynasties some 2,000 years ago. Famous Teas produced throughout the province include Huang Shan Mao Feng, Keemun Black Tea and, of course, Mao Jian Black Tea.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Anhui province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This is a strong, hearty, full-bodied beverage from first to last sip. It boasts flavoursome malty notes with chocolate undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Mao Jian Black Tea Health Benefits
Here's another fact for you: Mao Jian Black Tea can improve oral health. Research funded by the Tea Trade Health Research Association has suggested that it can reduce plaque formation as well as restrict bacterial growth. And they are not the only ones to say so, either.
A collaborative study conducted in conjunction with the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa and the Institute of Odontology at Göteborg University in Sweden has long supported this idea. Better still, it comes with evidence!
The study found that the polyphenolic compounds present in all Types of Black Tea can kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria from either growing or producing acid. It also affected the bacterial enzymes and prevented the formation of the sticky-like material that binds plaque to teeth. That'll put a smile on your face!
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Evening