Origin: Xin Yang, Henan province
A.K.A: Hairy Needle, 信陽毛尖
About: Our 2013 Supreme High Mountain Mao Jian is one of this year’s best green tea ever! Amazingly fresh and green, the colors of the tender tea leaves are deep and vibrant, and almost look like you just picked it off the garden last morning!
Being a true “High Mountain” green tea, the tea leaves were grown in Mt. Cheyun, in the Hennan province of China. Grown in the ideal warm climate, soil, and terroir, this green tea has a rich bright flavor, and conjures flavors of buttery Chinese Bok Choy and finishes off with a long and lingering, grassy, fresh, and mildly sweet tea aftertaste.
Health Benefits: Low in caffeine, super high in polyphenols—some claim as much as 30x more potent than vitamin C or E and 10x that of green tea, reduces blood pressure, reduces the formation of clots and is a formidable anti-cancer agent reducing the chance of DNA damage especially in the colon.