What is Huangshan Maofeng tea?
Huangshan Maofeng is a strip-shaped roasted green tea, its predecessor is called Yunwu Tea, according to Huangshan Chronicle: “There is a stone crevice next to the Lotus Temple to raise tea. .”
Regarding the origin of Huangshan Maofeng, according to the records of the Huizhou Chamber of Commerce, during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, tea merchant Xie Zhengan opened Xie Yu Tea Shop. The fat and tender buds and leaves are carefully crafted to produce high-quality tea with excellent flavor. Because the tea pekoe is covered with body and the buds are like peaks, it was named Maofeng, and later it was named Huangshan Maofeng.
Characteristics of Huangshan Maofeng Tea
The appearance of Huangshan Maofeng tea is like a sparrow’s tongue, the pekoe is exposed, the color is like ivory, and the fish leaves are golden; after brewing, the soup color is clear, the taste is fresh and sweet; Among them, the golden color of the fish leaves and the color like ivory are the two obvious characteristics of the premium Huangshan Maofeng tea. The brewed Huangshan Maofeng tea leaves are suspended upright and then slowly sinking. Even if the tea is cold, there is still a fragrance, which is called cold fragrance.
Huangshan Maofeng tea grade
Huangshan Maofeng is divided into six grades: Huangshan Maofeng is divided into first-class, second-class, third-class, and first, second, and third.
Huangshan Maofeng is very particular about the grades. The super-grade Huangshan Maofeng is made of fresh leaves with one bud, one leaf, and two leaves at the beginning of the development. The standards for picking fresh leaves in the first to third-level Huangshan Maofeng are one bud and one leaf, one bud and two leaves, and one bud, two and three leaves.