Green Tea

IMPERIAL GREEN - PRE QING MING - Pre Qing Ming Long Jing, Dragonwell Green Tea

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Quantity: 40g


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Pre Qing Ming 2016 harvest of one of China’s most loved green teas. Lush and aromatic with satisfying vegetal notes of cut grass and asparagus with toasted hazelnuts.


SEASON: Spring 2016 (March 20th)

CULTIVAR: Xiao Ye

ORIGIN: Zhejiang, China

PICKING: Bud and 2 leaves

ELEVATION: 600m

 


GREAT TASTE AWARD WINNING TEA (2014)

This is China's most famous green tea, absolutely revered for its rich yet refreshing flavour and the fragrance of lush spring grass.

 

Authentic Long Jing tea (otherwise known as Dragonwell) must be grown in Zhejiang province. If it is grown anywhere else then it is considered a fake (much like champagne).

 

Every year we taste many samples of Long Jing to find our batch for the year. This year we have selected a tea from outside the West Lake area because we felt that it had a much higher quality compared with the West Lake tea. It is from a less commercial cultivar too (Xiao Ye vs Long Jing 43).

 

This is a Pre Qing Ming tea picked on 20th March giving a lightness and delicacy combined with a powerful fragrance and taste. Any Pre Qing Ming tea from Xi Hu (West Lake) is exorbitantly expensive and whilst it is often excellent tea, we felt that this batch won out in terms of flavour and we are not paying the extra price tag for the reputation of Xi Hu. We are sure that you will love our 2016 batch of Imperial Green (Long Jing).

 

Please note that you may find white yellow fur on the tea and little balls of fur in the tea. This is NOT mold but is tea fur showing that the tea is a very early spring tea - it demonstrates the quality of this Long Jing.

 


A WORD ABOUT OUR TEA TASTER BAGS

These taster bags are a great way to sample a tea without buying a larger pack. Each taster bag has enough tea leaves to brew a large family pot or can be split in half if you want to make an individual mug of tea. Do not forget to reinfuse your tea according to our brewing guide recommendations. This means that each taster bag will provide around 4-10 mugs depending on the tea selected.

 


Directions:

To brew Western style, infuse about 2g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 80c water for about 2 minutes. You can reinfuse up to 3 times by adding 60 seconds for every subsequent infusion.

 

To brew Gong fu style, infuse about 5g of leaf per 150ml of 80c water for about 5 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 5 times by adding about 5 seconds for every subsequent infusion.

 

For details on correct brewing check the Tea Brewing Chart and watch the Video Guide to Brewing Tea.

 


Scent / Taste:

Fresh, grassy and rich with toasty overtones.

 


Indications:

Here are just a few known health benefits associated with drinking green tea: Boosts your immune system - Lowers blood sugar levels - Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay - Slows the aging process - Helps reduce the risk of cancer - Lowers Cholesterol - Aids in weight loss by burning calories - Reduces high blood pressure - Helps prevent arthritis - Reduces the risk of heart disease - Reduces the risk of stroke - Lowers the risk of blood clot.



Secondary Name:

Shifeng Long Jing Cha, Dragonwell Green Tea




Quantity:

40g




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