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Lincang Maofeng
Famous Chinese Green Teas
Lincang, Yunnan, China
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Flavor Profile:Rich, floral, vegetal flavor and aroma that stays smooth, even with long steepings.Ingredients:100% Organic Green Tea Leaves.Certified Organic by:Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Lincang prefecture lies just to the north of Simao and Xishuangbanna in southwestern Yunnan province between Myanmar and the Lancang (Mekong) River. Yunnan is considered the birthplace of the Camellia Sinensis and is home to the largest array of tea plants in the world 199 varietals.

Large Leaf Varietal
Yunnan is famous for its large leaf (Da Ye) varietal teas. To make Lincang Maofeng a particular large leaf varietal was chosen for its beautiful leaf shape as well as its strong, yet smooth flavor and aroma.

Pan Firing
After plucking, the leaves are gently withered to reduce moisture and then pan-fired using a large wok. After firing, the leaves are rolled and then re-fired. This process is repeated several times until the correct shape, aroma and residual moisture is achieved.

Water Temp
°F (°C)
Quality of WaterQuantity of Leaf
(tsp / 8oz water)
Steep Time
160°F (71°C)Best with Spring water22-33
Smaller, twisted leaf Chinese green teas are known for their bright, vegetal flavor and smoothness. To bring out these desired qualities while avoiding too much bitterness or astringency, we recommend using slightly cooler water. If the water is too hot, the leaf will “stew”, creating a bitter, “spinachy” cup. Moderately hot water, 150 to 170 F, with one teaspoon of leaf per cup and a steeping of 2 to 3 minutes provides 2 to 3 satisfying infusions.

Another common method would be to enjoy the tea “Chinese style”. Merely place a few leaves at the bottom of a cup or glass, add hot water, and cover. After a couple minutes or so the leaf will unfurl and sink to the bottom of the vessel allowing you to drink from the top. When the water is down to just over the leaves, simply add more water. This style provides many infusions for a small amount of leaf.

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By the Ounce 25
Classic Size Tin (4.0 oz.) 75