Dragon Well (Long Jing) Green Tea
This is one of China's top teas, often part of tea ceremonies given to foreign dignitaries and high profile visitors of state. Some facts about Long Jing tea:
- Grown in Xihu(西湖) near Hangzhou in province Zhejiang.
- Subtle, rich orchid taste with not a hint of bitterness.
- Low levels of caffeine.
- Put 2 grams of tea in a 250 ml teacup
- Add water at 85 degrees Celsius
- Let steep for 3-5 minutes
- Pour into your glass cup and enjoy your dragon well long jing green tea!
- You can re-steep the same serving of tea several times for different flavours!
Chinese Gongfu Method:
- Use 4 grams of tea with a 110 ml gaiwan.
- Use water at 85 degrees celsius.
- The first batch of water is used to rinse the tea.
- The second batch of water steeps the tea for 20s before being served.
- The third batch of water steeps the tea for 35s before being served.
- The fourth batch of water steeps the tea for 70s before being served.
Second only to white teas, green teas such as our Long Jing, have high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. High in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, they also promote healthy teeth and bones.
Long Jing tea is also widely renowned in China as a good tea to help calm the mind, cheer you up and clear your thinking.