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Longjing Tea, or its literal translation Dragon Well, is a variety of roasted Green Tea from the area of Longjing Village, Zhejiang province in China. The region is known for a mild temperature and often rainy climate, creating the perfect conditions to maximise flavour.
Green Tea comes from tea plant (Camellia sinensis). It is a flowering evergreen shrub usually trimmed below 6 feet when cultivated for its leaves. The flowers are yellow-white with 7-8 petals. It belongs to the Theaceae family and leaves or leaf buds are used to produce tea. The tea plants are native to East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, but today it is cultivated across the world in tropical and subtropical regions.
Green Teas have been known and used for the last 5000 years as medicinal plant, but Dragon Well was not well-known until the early 1700s. Dragon Well is roasted early after harvesting to stop the natural oxidation process. Tea is produced according to an ancient 10-step process by craftsman who wok with their hands as their ancestors did.
In ancient China and Japan, Green Tea was consumed for daily maintenance, prevention and for a weakened constitution. It has been also used for improving performance (mental and physical), losing weight, fighting tooth decay, strengthening the immune system, improving blood flow and for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
This Green Tea is known for its emerald colour, flat leaf and earthy aroma. The taste is sweet with light layers of astringency, mellow and rounded. It has affinity towards metabolism, weight loss, blood, veins, arteries, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, immune system, temperature regulation and the stomach.
How to use:
Brew Green Tea by pouring 150ml (the leaves: water ratio should be about 1:50) of 85°C water into a cup with 3gm of tea leaves. Wait for seven minutes until the tea leaves have dilated, owing to the absorption of the water. Drink the hot beverage in the following three minutes and you can enjoy a perfect cup of Longjing Tea.
Cautions & contraindications:
In large quantities Green Tea might interfere with iron absorption. And those with caffeine sensitivity as well as pregnant and breastfeeding woman should practice caution.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.
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