gingko wrote:Traditional only teas made with certain green tea processing method (roasted/baked to kill enzyme) would be called Mao Feng. If you harvest some tea leaves, dry them out without any additional processing, it's white tea. So theoretically white tea can be made in any tea region, although some teas will be bitter unless they are processed with the kill-enzyme procedure.
So Mao Feng is white tea processed using grean tea processing methods? Or isn't Mao Feng white at all, but always green? That would explain why the web shops mentioned earlier call it green. I'm pretty confused though.
Mao Feng is a way to make green tea (typical representative is Huang Shan Mao Feng). But there are no strict rules about tea names. If a tea can be called "English Breakfast", I think it's all right to call another tea Mao Feng or whatever
The tea in your photo does look to me more like a white tea than a green tea. Ultimately if a tea is made without killing-enzyme procedure then it's a white tea. But don't feel too frustrated about the names. Some of the tea names (even traditional names used for hundreds of years) were just made to be confusing
I am writing a blog about confusing names of white tea, and I may
finish it if I don't get exhausted by all those names