China Long Jing Premium Green Tea
Ingredients: green tea
Sometimes called by its literal translated name Dragon Well tea, is a variety of pan-roasted green tea from the area of Longjing Village in Hangzhou Zhejiang Province China. It is produced mostly by hand and renowned for its high quality, earning it the China Famous Tea title.
Like most other Chinese green tea, Longjing tea leaves are roasted early in processing (after picking) to stop the natural oxidation process, which is a part of creating black and oolong teas. The actions of these enzymes are stopped by “firing” (heating in pans) or by steaming the leaves before they completely dry out. As is the case with other green teas (and white teas), Longjing tea leaves experience minimal oxidation. When steeped, the tea produces a yellow-green color. The tea contains vitamin C, Amino Acids and, like most finer Chinese green teas, has one of the highest concentrations of catechins among teas.
For best infusion results, water at around 70-75 °C or 167-176 °F should be used to brew the tea leaves.