Huangshan Maofeng is a kind of green tea, one of the top ten famous teas in China.
The dried tea leaves are in the shape of bird tongue and are made of fat tea bags. After brewing, light green, mellow and lasting aroma. Drinking green tea regularly can help prevent cancer, fight aging, lose weight and so on. The price of Huangshan Maofeng tea depends on its quality, while in China, the price of premium Huangshan Maofeng tea is usually between 60 and 150 yuan per 50 grams.
Mao in Chinese means “hair or fur” and Feng means “mountain peak”. It well describes the appearance and planting region of this kind of tea. On the surface of this kind of dried tea is a layer of white hair which is like animal’s fur; the fresh tea leaves are picked from the peak of Yellow Mountain, also known as Mt. Huangshan, hence the name Huangshan Maofeng or Yellow Mountain Fur Peak.
Huangshan Maofeng Tea Benefits
Tea caffeine can stimulate the central nervous system, help people cheer up the spirit, refreshing the brain, improve the efficiency of thinking, eliminate fatigue, improve work efficiency.
Caffeine and theophylline in tea have diuretic effects and are used to treat oedema and hysteresis tumors.
Caffeine improves heart function, relieves cramps, relaxes muscles, relieves bronchospasm, and improves circulation.
Tea polyphenols and vitamin C in Huangshan Maofeng tea have the function of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis and preventing arteriosclerosis.
Polyphenols have strong antioxidant and physiological activity and are free radical scavengers in human body.
Polyphenols and their oxidation products have the ability to absorb the toxicity of strontium-90 and cobalt-60 in radioactive materials.
Huangshan Maofeng tea polyphenols are water-soluble substances. When used to wash a dirty face, it reduces the damage done to the skin by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Tea contains catechin, tea polysaccharide, catechin, can inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol in human cells, so drinking tea can reduce total cholesterol, reduce the content of high-density lipoprotein in plasma.
How to Choose Huangshan Maofeng Tea
For dry tea, there are five factors to evaluate Huangshan Maofeng: appearance, color, fragrance, high purity and suitable dryness. Generally speaking, a good Huangshan Maofeng should be flat, slender and slightly rolled. What’s more, it should be with rich pekoe on the tea surface. The color is yellow-green, with fresh and lasting orchid and chestnut aromas. After brewing, the color, aroma, appearance and other factors need to be considered. Tea soup should be clear and bright, light yellow color, light green. The aroma is long-lasting, the palate is fresh, and there is no bitterness. After brewing, the tea leaves are complete.