Duyun Maojian

Initially an imperial tribute tea, the downy buds and leaves in striking contrast of silver and dark green have been a rising star since Chairman Mao singled it out for increased production—and its winning qualities are immediately apparent. The dried leaves brew a sweet opalescent liquor that emanates a medley of flavors: the crisp vegetality of broccoli, thyme, and sweet green melon, as well as traces of molten butter that compliments its oily texture. Leaving a soft caress on the palate, this tea is sure to hook the drinker as it has many for centuries past.
  • ORIGIN:  Guizhou, China
  • MEANING:  Duyun downy tips (duyun mao jian)
  • CULTIVAR:  Da Bai Hao
  • HARVEST TIME:  20 March 2023
  • TASTE:  Broccoli, thyme, molten butter


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.