Xinyang Maojian – One of top 10 famous teas of China

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  • Xinyang City, Henan Province, China
  • 560 meters
  • Spring 2022
  • Thin round, light, straight
  • High aroma, fresh & tender, roasted aroma
  • Green-yellow
  • Fresh and brisk with slight hint of floral, long-lasting sweet aftertaste
  • Fertile, complete and beautiful
  • Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place
  • 18 months

China Green Tea Xinyang Maojian


Xinyang Maojian is a green tea and one of the top ten famous teas in China. As a traditional famous tea, Xinyang Maojian is named “Maojian” because of its tight shape, straight leaves, and full of pekoe. It is famous for its high aroma, long sweetness, and yellow-green soup color.

Xinyang Maojian


  • In 1915, Gold Medal at San Francisco World’s Fair
  • in 1959, it was praised as one of the top ten famous teas in China. 
  • In 1990, it won the National Quality GoldAward.
  • In 2007, Won a gold medal at the World Green Tea Conference in Japan.


Xinyang Maojian is produced in the southwestern mountainous area of Xinyang. Historically, Xinyang Maojian was mainly produced in Luhe District, Pingqiao District and Luoshan County of Xinyang City. But now the production area of ​​Xinyang Maojian has expanded to 8 counties and districts in Xinyang City, becoming one of the largest famous tea production bases in China.

Xinyang maojian


Xinyang tea area is an ancient tea area in China with a long history of tea production. It is generally believed that it began in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago. During the Tang Dynasty, Xinyang was already rich in tea, and Xinyang tea had already been famous.


Step one – raw pot:

Put fresh leaves into the pot, turn over rhythmically with round broom tea made of thin and soft bamboo branches for about 3 to 5 minutes, stir-fry until the strands are obvious.

Step two – deep fry:

Repeatedly grasping and tossing the strips, with free gestures and flexible movements, when the tea strips are tight, round, straight and smooth, it will reach 70% to 80% dry (water content 33-35%).

Step three – baking:

Bake with charcoal in a dark fire, the initial baking temperature is 70-90 ℃, bake until the water content is about 15%, and then bake and spread, and the spreading time is not less than 40 minutes. And re-baking (the re-baking temperature is about 60℃), until the water content is below 6%.

Brewing Method

Chinese Gongfu Tea Method

  • 85°C/185°F
  • 3.5g
  • 15 seconds
  • +5 seconds
  • 6
Western Cup Method

  • 85°C/185°F
  • 0.6g
  • 180 seconds
  • +60 seconds
  • 2

4 reviews for Xinyang Maojian – One of top 10 famous teas of China

  1. TrueT

    Bold and delicious green tea. I enjoy drinking this tea in the morning

  2. Joyce0906

    Really vegetal taste. Asparagus, green beans. Unique flavor not found in many other green teas I’ve tried. Probably not a daily tea for me, but something to try and broaden the flavor profile of teas in a collection.

  3. Allan

    I love this tea. I bought it because of sample received with my previous order and definitely go to my collection as it hits my taste. Colour is very light but do not be confused. Use clear glass pitcher and hold it against light. You will see how thick liquor is with lot of activity. It somehow fascinates me just watch all that particles within tea move around, like looking into fire. In taste I am finding caraway seeds in finish and it’s probably why I love it so much.

  4. Mark

    The item was received in good condition. Shippin was fast, less than 3 weeks. The tea is fresh with a remearkable strong flavour.

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