Where our teas come from?
Our founder, Peng's hometown Anhua is where many of TeeMaa's cooperating tea farms locate. Anhua is a remote mountain area in HuNan Province, middle-southern China. The area is around 5000 square kilometers, of which 82% is covered by forest. It has typical subtropical monsoon climate. The average annual temperature is around 16°C, annual hours of sunshine 1335 hours, and the annual raining is around 1700mm. There are enormous mountains in this area, 63 of which rise to over 1000 meters above sea level. A huge reservoir in Anhua creates a special sub-climate for the surrounding 85 square kilometers area which is perfect for tea plantation and fruit plantation.
Our white tea is from cooperating farms in FuJian Province and Pu'er teas from YunNan.
Lightly oxidized; went through withering and drying. White tea contains most antioxidants; anti-ageing and helps prevent certain kinds of cancer; Rich in caffeine.
Yellow tea is processed similarly as green tea, but with a slower drying phase which leads to its color turning yellow. Yellow tea is famous for its effects to improve digestion.
A partially oxidized (8% - 85%) tea. The taste of Oolong varies widely among different sub-varieties. It can be fruity, sweet, with honey aroma or woody aroma.
Oolong tea is well known for its fat burning effect.
FLOWER SCENTED TEA
Scented teas are very different from flavored tea. In China, people still use the traditional method to make scented teas. Through weeks of time, tea leaves slowly absorb the fresh flower's aroma and benefits.
None oxidized tea. Rich in antioxidants, which helps to fight free radicals. It is anti-ageing, improves the brain function and lowers the risk of type II diabetes.
Known as red tea in China. Black tea is fully oxidized. Black tea has a warming nature. It warms up the stomach. Regular consumption of black tea could reduce the risk in cardiovascular disease.
Dark tea is a post-fermented tea. The tea matures through aging. The young dark tea cleanses the grease from in the digestive system and improves digestion. The older dark tea becomes milder and has more benefits in preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Flowers and herbs are picked and dried. They can be brewed on its own, or blend with other teas to complement, contrast or enhance the aroma, taste and benefits of the tea.