The Xi Hu Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Organic Green Tea was carefully selected in order to guarantee an high quality product and so a rich tasting experience.
In this green tea, in fact, you can already recognize from the name a lot of aspects that make the Long Jing unique and valuable.
First at all these leaves come from gardens in the lake area of Xi Hu, in Hangzhou, where it began and was developed the selection of camelia cultivar for Long Jing production.
Moreover, the fields where this green tea was cultivated following the organic protocols in order to guarantee an high quality product without any alternating elements.
Talking about the taste, you can expect a rich flavor profile because this Long Jing is a Pre-Qing Ming, so a tea harvested before the 4th of April. The leaves picked and processed before this date are still very young and so full of aromatic polyphenols, amino acids and other elements capable of giving an intense tasting experience.
In the Xi Hu Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Organic Green Tea infuse you can mostly find sweet and toasted flavors like the ones of some dried fruits.
This peculiar aspect of a young Long Jing will persist for quite a while in the mouth but it doesn’t cover the vegetal aspect of this tea that has a grassy and refreshing tone.
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Place of origin
Hangzhou – Zhejiang, China
The Xi Hu Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Organic Green Tea has a processing style strictly linked to the tradition. The leaves, after a brief withering phase under the sun, are cooked in big iron wok heated at a temperature around 180°C. This practice stops the enzymatic activity in the vegetal mass and, so, it prevents the oxidation of the product.
In the end the green leaves are banded and left to rest for a while so they can fix their final shape and loose some residual humidity.
Brewing instructions for the Xi Hu Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Organic Green Tea
We invite you to brew the Xi Hu Pre-Qing Ming Long Jing Organic Green Tea in the traditional Chinese style (Gong Fu Cha) with a Gaiwan of an approximate capacity of 100 ml. Following this brewing technique you can, with 4 grams of leaves, do multiple infusions and have the most complete tasting experience of your tea.
After a brief rinse of the leaves in water at a temperature of 80°C you can do a first infusion of 10 seconds and, after that, maintaining the same water temperature, you can continue to brew the product rising up the previous steeping time of 5 seconds (10 – 15 – 20…).
In order to have a more traditional brew in the Western style we suggest to steep 3 grams of leaves (about 2 teaspoons) for one minute and an half, using water at a temperature of 80°C in a mug with an approximate capacity of 150 ml.
For a better tasting experience, we recommend filtering the infusion as soon as the set steeping time has elapsed. The infusion times we suggest, however, can also be slightly modified to your liking to obtain a more or less intense flavour.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Green Tea benefits
Green Teas are always the most mentioned category when it comes to the health benefits of this beverage.
Instead of other teas, in fact, the tender and young leaves of this product has an higher concentration of useful and easily assimilable molecules for our body.
The most relevant benefits in Green Teas are related to antioxidants, amino acids and caffeine. The effects of these three elements could cut down the level of sugar in blood, slow the cellular aging process, and reduce the sense of fatigue through the day.
So, a daily dose of Green Tea is surely positive for our health but it’s also suggest to not exaggerate the assumption of this beverage in order to avoid a too high assumption of caffeine.
Discover all the benefits on our blog: Benefits of Green Tea