Legendary Maofeng is born from a dramatic romance.
Only new buds, those that are white and hairy, and the leaf next to the bud, which are long and dark green, make up this light fresh tea. Maofeng comes from Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui Province where this Green Tea is legend. After a poor scholar and beautiful farm girl fell madly in love, the young woman’s father consented to marrying his daughter to a wealthy landowner instead. The young girl attempted to escape just before her wedding only to find the grave of her murdered lover, where she wept so uncontrollably that she became rain and the boy’s body a tea tree.