Dragon Well Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Enjoying our Dragon Well Tea. Known in China as “Longjing Tea”, this high quality, delicious beverage has quite the reputation. In fact, Dragon Well Tea is arguably the most famous Green Tea in China. It is adored around the world and continues to garner the interest of aspiring tea connoisseurs every year.
Dragon Well Tea is unfermented with heat applied soon after picking to halt the natural fermentation process. Its taste, meanwhile, is sweet, rounded, and wholesome with a nutty, buttery texture. And if that wasn’t enough, then drinking Dragon Well Tea on a frequent basis has the potential to improve your everyday way of life.
Like all Green Teas, Dragon Well Tea can improve cardiovascular health, support cognitive function, boost the metabolism, and even reduce the risks of developing Type II Diabetes. It also contains a wealth of antioxidants capable of maintaining skin and dental health. Ultimately, Dragon Well Tea is the gift that keeps on giving. So, what are you waiting for? Wake the dragon today.
But what do Dragons and Tea have in common? Surprisingly, quite a lot. One of the oldest legends has it that in the village of Longjing during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), if you peered into the local well you could see dragons circling in the water. Yet this wasn’t a cause for concern as dragons in Chinese culture are very auspicious and symbolise long life. Essentially, dragons brought good luck to those who drank and used the water from the well. And those who drank the tea harvested from the nearby land, tea cared for with water from the well, had similarly good luck. So, Dragon Well Tea, by rights, quite literally is a “Dragon Well” Tea.
When it comes to China’s unique culture, Dragon Well Tea plays a big part. Giving Dragon Well Tea to your in-laws when you get married, for example, is a tradition from the Zhejiang province, home to this tea, where the marriage ceremony lasts a whole day and at a particular point of the ceremony, the brides makes a cup of Dragon Well Tea for her in-laws, bowing and presenting it to them.
Why, you might ask? Tea has roots that go deep into the soil, so this is an indication that the marriage will likewise have deep, healthy roots. It is no real wonder, then, that even outside of a marriage, giving loved ones Dragon Well Tea is a valuable gift. Is it time that you shared in the tradition, giving your family good health and longevity? Or do you prefer to keep your head in modern science? Either way, Dragon Well Tea is a great choice as determined by a multitude of scientific studies. Please see the “Health Benefits” section below to find out more information.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Origin: The Zhejiang province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: The aroma of Dragon Well Tea is fragrant, sweet, almost fruity while its flavour is smooth, grassy, and earthy.
Colour in Cup: Vibrant yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: In the United States alone, 29.1 million people suffer from Diabetes. Globally, on the other hand, 85-90% of all diabetes sufferers have Type II Diabetes. So, what can Dragon Well Tea do to reduce these risks? One 2006 Japanese Study demonstrated clearly that people who consumed up to 6 cups of any Green Tea variety a day were 33% less likely to develop Type II Diabetes.
Furthermore, Dragon Well Tea also has metabolism-boosting abilities, making it an excellent weight-loss tool. A boosted metabolism enables the body to burn fat quicker, and far more efficiently. Providing you consume this brew alongside a healthy and active lifestyle, Dragon Well Tea might be able to help you lose those pesky pounds once and for all!
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon