The central processing steps to make this tea are de-enzyme (fixation) – rolling – drying.
More precisely, the drying method applied to this tea is hot-air fixation (烘青). In general, the aroma of hot-air fixation type green teas are not so strong as the stir fixation types, but the former has a higher leaf integrity degree than the latter.
On the market, Huangshan Maofeng, Tai Ping Hou Kui, Liu An Gua Pian are common hot-air fixation teas.
This Organic Tian Mu Mao Feng Green Tea comes from Tianmu Mountain, located in Lin’an, northwest of Zhejiang Province, a distance of 84 kilometers away from Hangzhou.
Right environment conditions are the basics for producing premium teas. Mao Feng (Clouds and Mist) always remind people of misty mountains and clear water.
The average annual rainfall here is about 1, 550 mm. Besides, the soil is high in organic content and has an acidic PH that is suitable for growing tea trees.
Ms. Liao has been in the tea industry for more than ten years. Ms. Liao, who always devotes herself to establish a model of the organic tea industry, owns more than ten tea gardens, including organic tea gardens over 8,000 acres. Several of her tea gardens get the strict organic certification of USDA, EU, JAS.
Tea Tree species
As regards of tree species, Cuifeng tea cultivar is a kind of small tree (medium leaf type). It is a newly bred Tian Mu Mao Feng green tea cultivar selected from the progeny of natural hybrid of Funding Dahaocha (福鼎大白茶) and Yunnan large-leaf species (云南大叶种). Today, this cultivar in Zhejiang, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Guangxi and other tea producing areas in China, especially in regions south of the Yangtze River., especially in regions south of the Yangtze River.