Tea Master Li
Yixian Maofeng Tea
Our Maofeng is from the same plantation as the Shimo Tea. High mountain (>1000 meter), natural green tea. We pick and process only one time per year, the spring harvest. Our tea is widely regarded as one of the best Huangshan Maofeng teas available.
Order your tea when it's fresh. Green tea, white tea, black tea and yellow tea re picked in spring, when you order in April/May you'll have the fresh tea. We'll write down in the details in which year and at what time the tea was harvested. Light oolongs and Dancong oolongs will be available at the start of May and Wuyi Oolongs around July. If you buy Puehr tea, then buy aged puerh teas or fresh puerh with suitable for drinking directly.
If you're not familiar with natural teas, then we suggest you to order a number of varieties first. However, when you have some favorites, then we suggest you to buy the amount for a whole year. If you're not a very heavy tea drinker, then around 250gram of tea of 2 or 3 teas will be enough for a whole year. If you order for at least 100usd, we can ship by express, which will be fast. Fresh tea is the best, therefore we recommend to order at least 100usd per time.
When you make a purchase on Teazaar, the tea will be shipped from the tea farm. Most of the tea shipments will go through our Xiamen or Hong Kong office, but big shipments will go directly to you. Wherever you are in the world.
Our shipping costs are 20usd (or equivalent in other currencies) per order. All flat rate. All products are shipped from tea growers in Asia, therefore we suggest you buy a number of teas or a slightly bigger volume per time.
Shipments can be traced and take between 5 to 15 days till they arrive. We will send you an invoice and the price will also be written on the package. If your country requires import fees or other taxes, then you're responsible for this.
Once shipped, we will send you an email or sms with the tracking code.
Yixian County is located just between the Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) and the Keemun black tea producing area, near the famous Hongcun Village. This region is very suitable for growing high mountain teas and is one of the reasons why Anhui teas are famous all over the world. Because of the high altitude, you will find mainly yellow soil with stones. In the healthy tea areas, this soil is covered with layers of organic minerals. The average temperature is 16.4°C and the pH-value between 5.0 and 6.5. The annual rainfall is about 1750mm and the high mountains are often covered in a thick layer of mist (tea trees love this!).
The Li family from Yixian, is a tea family for many generations already where knowledge is passed down from father to son. The youngest Li is now in his twenties and learning from his father how to make good tea. Besides Tea Master Li, there are also the owners of the this tea farm and the tea factory that processes the tea. Nowadays most of the teas are processed with a production line but, they will focus on making a small batch of hand-processed tea every year. Although their speciality is the Shimo tea, they also produce a natural Maofeng and Taping Houkui too.
Location Tea Farm: Meixi Township, Yixian County, Huangshan City
Spring Tea: Only one harvest, between Qingming and Gu Yu
Taste: Sweet & bean flavour, slightly baked. Full-round taste and obvious aftertaste.
Feeling: You feel both refreshed and like you were given a treat from nature :).
Don't use boiling water, but water at around 80°C or 176 Fahrenheit. If you prefer your tea light, then use around 3 grams tea leaves, and around 5 grams for a stronger taste. Steep for a short time - around 30 seconds - otherwise the flavour gets too strong. You can steep for longer once you find the taste gets lighter. When you purchase this tea through Teazaar, you buy directly from us. Any suggestion about our tea, just let us know. Moreover, you're always welcome to pay us a visit. A natural tea world requires transparency. Let us change the world of tea together!
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