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Origin: Hunan Province

Organic Green Mao Jian

Regular price $14.50
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Our special organic Green Mao Jian Tea (毛尖花), is an unusual mountain-grown tea from western Hunan Province. The tea is named for the abundance of tiny hairs covering the leaves when they are picked in the spring and for the sharply pointed shape of the leaves once rolled in the finishing process.

Green Mao Jian Tea is one of the most delicate green teas we have seen. Steeped normally, it produces a lovely pale green brew with meadow notes and light forest scents. A stronger brew may be obtained using more tea leaves, warmer water and a longer steep time. Even then, this tea is not bitter. An excellent tea for those who want to enjoy a green tea without the punch that so many ordinary greens carry.

Our organic Green Mao Jian Tea is pure whole leaf organic Chinese tea, Fair Trade certified and sublimely drinkable. A marvelous tea to accompany you throughout a busy morning and into the early afternoon, a tea both for the dedicated tea consumer and one for the casual tea drinker as well.

Green Mao Jian is available by 2.5 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our standard teas and good for two cups.


Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
Ben S.
The tea I’ve been looking for and a nice little business to support!

My regular supplier of Mao Jian stopped carrying it after 15 years. Crisis! Searching online for another organic source, I stumbled upon Little Red Cup Tea. So glad I did. I have my favorite tea again and also get to support a family business in the process. Win-win.

Ann P.
Tea Bliss

I was in search of a small family owned tea company that offered unusual blends. I found Little Red Cup Tea. From start to sipping, my experience has been heavenly. Mike, the owner, walked me through some blends and make suggestions. Prices are fair. Delivery was speedy and the tea arrived nestled in a carefully packed box. There was even a personalized note. I am such a fan of Little Red Cup.


This is the perfect tea if you love green tea, but tend to over-steep your tea. Having a toddler, most days I will start a cup of tea and be pulled away for all manner of toddler "emergencies", leaving my tea steeping on the counter. When I return 5-10 minutes later (occasionally, even longer), I know that the Green Mao Jian is not going to be overly bitter and unenjoyable.

Jessica G.
Amazing green tea!!

Loved it!! So delicious even through a second and third cup. Won’t buy tea from any other place!

Bartholomew A.
Great tea

Your tea is delicious and always delivered in good shape

The best green tea!

I have sampled nearly all of the varieties of green tea from little red cup, and Mao Jian is my favorite, second only to theirGreen Eyebrow. Earthy, light flavor, never bitter, and terrific hot or iced. I have so much regard for this little company and the quality and authenticity of their tea.