Green Tea and Tea History

Tea-drinking is a constituent part of Chinese culture. China is an original producer of tea and is renowned for its skills in planting and making tea. Its customs of tea-drinking spread over to Europe and to many other regions through cultural exchange via the ancient "Silk Road" and other channels of trade. The Chinese nation has written a brilliant page for its tea culture in the history of world civilization. The development and promotion of tea has been one of China's principal contributions to the world. Traditionally, there are ten most famous teas, but not all "best ten" lists are in agreement. Xi Hu Long Jing Tea is one of most famous teas in china.
Xi Hu Long Jing Tea
 
Dragon Well Tea, as an important part of Hangzhou culture, expresses the living attitude of locals as well as the Chinese people.Generally speaking, it takes 6 hours for the Dragon Well tea to pluck, it takes more than 4 hours to fry and make this one that shows dragon well green tea squarely is wonderful. The Dragon Well tea, line with having yellow again in the color and luster is completely green, green. The tea form is flat, smooth, after washing bubbles, each is hung in water, the bud stands upright, tea is fragrant and lasting, dark brown and dark green and bright, flavor glycol.

Dragon Well name derives from a local spring that legend has it is the lair of a dragon. Also known as Longjing, it is the best known of China's green teas, justifiably so. It had been presented as tribute to many generations of Chinese emperors, and was the tea served to Richard Nixon in his memorable encounter with Mao Tse-tung. In local parlance, it is praised for its "four characters": jade color, vegetative aroma, mellow chestnut flavor and singular shape.
Top 7 Benefits of Green Tea
  • Reduce atherosclerosis and risk of heart disease
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Reduce inflammation in arthritis cases
  • Improve bone density
  • Improve memory
  • Prevent cancer

How to Brew Longjing Tea

1.You may use a glass to brew your Longjing tea. Enjoy the whole brewing process of leaves rising and falling and see the true color of your tea.

2.Spring water will be the best choice for you to make tea, mineral water and purified water will be your second choice, as they will avoid possible impurities and odd flavors.

3.The ideal water temperature should be around 85ºC (185ºF). At this temperature, you can enjoy the strongest fragrance and the best taste.

Storage:

Keep airtight in a dry and cool place and away from light to preserve tea in its original flavor, color and taste. Store it in a fridge is a recommendation.