Ma Liu Mie

Ma Liu Mie

Name: Ma Liu Mie (Monkey Picked Tea)
Category: Oolong Tea
Origin: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province
Shape: Rolled to semi-ball shape in sand-green color
Color: Yellowish green

Description: Ma Liu Mie is an oolong tea tastes smooth with clean refreshing finish. It is normally harvested in May from 10 years old trees. Its picking standard is one bud and 2 or 3 leaves, the tea leaves are then fired by hand and roasted once.

History: The tea that grew wild in the Wuyi Mountains was once so difficult to harvest that it was said only monkeys could gather leaves from such inaccessible mountain cliffs. Tea merchants called their best oolong tea as monkey picked tea to signify its rarity.

Benefits: Ma Liu Mie and other oolong teas can clear mind, reduce fatigue, improve digestion in Chinese medicine. Some studies suggest that oolong tea can lower bad cholesterol levels.

How to prepare Ma Liu Mie

Simple Method
Tea Cup: 12oz / 355ml
Temperature: 212 degree Fahrenheit / 100 degree Celsius
Amount: 3 Teaspoons / 5g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins

Gongfu Style Brewing Method
Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
Temperature: 212 degree Fahrenheit / 100 degree Celsius
Amount: 7g Tea
7 steeps: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 80s, 100s, 120s

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