Mao Jian refers to the plucking standard of this tea, one bud, that is both hairy (mao), straight, and pointy (jian). The shape of these leaves form the shape of a bird's beak. Many teas are produced in the Mao Jian style. Our Maojian is plucked in the earliest days of the harvest and handmade in this distinct shape, capturing the light & sweet vegetal notes of an early spring green-.
Regarded as one of China's top ten teas it has been well-known since the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is distinct amongst other green teas, with its leaves having a darker color and it is has a stronger, more robust flavour. Widely drunk in China during hot weather or after work, it is great when you're thirsty and need a refreshing, relaxing tea to drink.