One the most favored types of tea in China is Mao Jian (毛尖 - hairy tip) style. It's similar to Mao Feng (毛峰 - hairy peak) style* but uses only the tips and buds of the tea plant rather than all the leaves to give a lighter more floral character.
Yunnan province in southern China is the ancient home of the tea plant, and the rich red hills are filled with old, large tea trees with thick and hearty leaves, most of which get turned into various cakes, bricks, and nuggets in the traditional manner of Puer Teas.
So it was a delightful surprise to find Yunnan leaves being made in the more delicate Mao Jian style. The light tippy floral notes of these long fuzzy leaves are well grounded by strong, nutty, umami flavor, delivering a rich savory cup.
Ordinarily these leaves are packed into green puer cakes and aged before drinking but we found the freshness to be a delicious precursor to the deeper and danker tastes of raw puer cake.
Since we've been enjoying this tea ourselves recently we thought we should share with all of you a discount on this tea for the next month so you can add some to your next order to give a try.
So, for the rest of April, enter "Yunnan Maojian" at checkout to get 15% off this already economical tea.
After you've tried it, let us know what you think in the reviews. We like getting your feedback on all of our teas, so if you have a minute, please share your tasting notes on your favorites.
* Far Leaves Yunnan Supreme is a Mao Feng variety