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Vine Tea, A Chinese Traditional Medicine Herbal Tea

Moyeam, botanic name Ampelopsis grossedentata (Hand.Mazz.) W. T. Wang, belongs to Viacearum, Ampelopsis Michx. The English name Moyeam is spelled from the Chinese name “茅岩莓". Moyeam is a precious plant growing in the famous Chinese mountain Zhang Jiajie. It is the settlements of Tujia minority. Moyeam contains rich flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins; proteins and essential trace elements.It has both nutritional and medicinal Value.The leaves and stems are used to make a herbal tea called Moyeam tea(China) which is also a kind of vine tea. It is the wonderful tea drink.



1. “Nature active ingredients in plant -Flavonoids


According to the tests of 16 national medical authorities of China, Moyeam plant contains amazingly high level of natural active ingredients “white frost”, which are the flavonoids. The content of flavonoids is the highest in all the  plants resources in the world.

“KING OF FLAVONOIDS”, flavonoids are the main bio-active ingredients of Moyeam, the highest content reaches about 40% in Moyeam dried tea.

“KING OF AMPELOPSIN” , Ampelopsin(Dihydromyricetin) is the main part in flavonoids, the highest content reaches about 20% in Moyeam dried tea.


2. Complete and abundant amino acid,protein and micro elements


Moyeam Tea is rich in 17 kinds of amino acid.

Moyeam Tea has 14 kinds of micro elements., especially Fe, Cu,Mn,Zn are higher, which are essential for our physical health.


3. Compared with other teas not allowing to drink after hours,because the herbal tea water will become rancid, while Moyeam’s active flavonoids can kill bacteria, the moyeam vine tea tea is still able to drink even after one week; The same time, Moyeam tea can promote the function of both the Chinese and western medicine when take medicine by drinking the moyeam tea.


4, Moyeam contains the ingredient which can defend the pest so there is no need of pestisides during its growth, no any pesticide residues in the moyeam tea, much healthier to the body. 


 Old handmade production process


The process way of Moyeam loose tea is handed down from Chinese Tujia minority people 600 years ago, it is plucking, withering,rolling and fermenting. The fresh leaves should wither within 5 hours to avoid oxidization and losing nutrients. During the processing, the temperature and time should be strictly controlled. The finished tea is rendered”white frost” which are the flavonoids crude protein. More white, more nutrient, better quality.



vine tea is one of the tea herbs that can not just be eaten, but also taken as medicine. Growing in Enshi, Hubei in the southern part of China, vine tea contains 17 kinds of amino acids and 14 different microelements, which give the plant high medicinal value. Marie Smurthwaite from Australia has been in China for quite a long time, and known something about Chinese tea. So, vine tea certainly has aroused her interest. (CCTV English)

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