Origin: Shexian County, Huang Mountain, Anhui Province
Harvest time: 2021 spring before the Qingming Festival (Ming Qian)
Material: tender bud and 1 leaf
-use 80’C water and porcelain covered tea bowl or glass cup to brew 3 rounds
-the color of the soup is clear and bright, light green or yellow green, clear but not turbid
-the aroma is rich and long, pure and orchid fragrance
-the taste is mellow and sweet, fresh, strong but not bitter, and the aftertaste is sweet and refreshing
Huangshan tea can be traced back to the prosperous Tang Dynasty 1200 years ago, Huangshan tea was very famous in Ming Dynasty. Huangshan tea in Ming Dynasty not only has great improvement in production technology, but also has more and more varieties. At this time, Huangshan tea has become unique and famous, and the rudiment of Huangshan Maofeng Tea has basically formed.
Huangshan Maofeng originated in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (around 1875). At that time, Xie Zhengan, a tea merchant in Shexian County, set up “Xie Yutai” tea shop to meet the market demand. Before and after the Qingming Festival, he personally led people to the famous mountain gardens in Huangshan, such as Chongchuan and Tangkou, to select tender buds and leaves. After fine roasting, he created a high-quality tea with good flavor. Because the tea is covered with white hair and the bud tip looks like a peak, it is named “Maofeng- Hair Peak” and then the place name was added “Huangshan Maofeng”.
In addition to the natural conditions of humid climate, soft soil and unobstructed drainage, Huangshan also has its own characteristics, such as high mountains and deep valleys, many streams and clear springs, high humidity, steep rocks and steep slopes, lush trees and good water and soil. In such natural conditions, it is very suitable for the growth of tea trees, so the leaves are rich and juicy, and can endure soaking for a long time. In addition to the Mount Huangshan orchid, when the tea picking is coming, the mountain flowers are blooming. The scent of flowers makes Mount Huangshan tea particularly fragrant and unique.
Huangshan Maofeng is one of the top ten famous teas in China, which belongs to green tea. During the Qingming Festival every year, the newly developed plump buds of the improved tea species “Huangshan species” and “Huangshan big leaf species” are picked and fried by hand. The shape of the tea is slightly curled, like a sparrow tongue, yellow in green, silver hair is exposed, and it has golden fish leaves (commonly known as golden flakes).