Picked only once a year in early spring from 100 year-old, wild-growing tea trees, this high mountain premium Long Jing, or more famously known as "Dragon Well", has an enduring reputation for being China's most famous tea. Long Jing has enjoyed the stature of being a tribute tea (gong cha) in ancient China being the Emperor's choice during the Qing Dynasty. This rare tea possesses the strongest Cha Qi ("tea energy") having longer buds compared to other Long Jing which can be attributed to its growth environment 1,300 meters high in the Hangzhou mountains of Zhejiang. Our premium Long Jing has a rich, thick and delicate sweetness that is pleasantly complemented by a lingering light orchid fragrance.
Origin: Zhejiang Province
Benefits: Green tea contains the second highest amount of catechins and amino acids next to white tea, having undergone minimal processing of pan-frying the tea leaves. Catechins have been known to do wonders to our well-being as shown in various medical and scientific research. Regular intake promotes weight loss, helps prevent and fight cancer, maintains oral health, and helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Additional Steeping Instructions:
1) Steep 5g of Long Jing tea leaves in a transparent, heat-resistant glass. Rinse the leaves once with hot water for a period of 20 seconds to prime and wake up the leaves.
2) Pour water up to 1/3 of the 250 ml glass. Make a gentle, swirling motion for 30-40 seconds and watch the leaves slowly descend to the bottom.
3) Add more hot water to fill up the glass and you're in for a treat as the leaves slowly and gently make its descent to the bottom of the glass.
4) It is ready to drink when 90% of the leaves have floated down.
5) Infuse the leaves for 60-90 seconds to drink.
Note: You can steep our Long Jing as many times as you like until you have fully extracted its full flavor, aroma and benefits. Unlike most green teas, you can leave our Long Jing steeping in water without turning bitter or astringent. Now, hold your cup and enjoy your perfect cup of tea!