Mao Feng means Hair tips in Chinese.
A very rare jasmine tea composed almost entirely of tips.
This tea disappeared for a long time before the Fujian province began producing it again in very small quantities. It contains no flowers; they are removed to avoid bitterness when the tea is infused. The smoothness of the liquor and its subtle bouquet makes this an exceptional tea.
About jasmine teas: In China, the best jasmine is gathered in August in the middle of the afternoon when the flowers are slowly beginning to open at the approach of twilight. The next step is the mixing of the dry tea leaves and flowers, which is done by placing 4 to 5 alternating layers of leaves and flowers on top of each other, each 4 to 6 inches deep. They layers are left in contact with each other for around 10 hours and are stirred regularly to reduce the temperature at the center of the pile, which should remain at about 98°F. The flowers are then picked out by hand, one at a time. The quality of the tea will depend upon how meticulously the workers remove the flowers. This process in repeated up to 7 times to produce the finest quality of jasmine tea, each with a new batch of fresh flowers.
A delight with white chocolate