Dragon Well Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Dragon Well Tea, also known as Longjing Tea, is one of the most famous beverages from China. It boasts a sweet, rounded and wholesome flavour with notes reminiscent of nuts and butter. Many connoisseurs choose it for its outstanding reputation. We pack it fresh to order here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.
Additionally, scientific research has long recognised the Green Tea benefits of Dragon Well Tea. It can, among other qualities, improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Furthermore, studies suggest it can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This, in turn, enables the body to burn fat not only quicker but also more efficiently.
Story of Dragon Well Tea
This tale begins in the Chinese village of Longjing (hence the name of this Tea) during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). According to legend, if someone peered into the local well, they might indeed see dragons circling in the water. Yet this wasn't a cause for concern. In China, seeing a dragon is a symbol of auspiciousness and longevity.
The good luck found within the waters of the Longjing well soon found their way to the fields of Tea growing nearby. As such, any Tea harvested from around Longjing became part of the good luck! This is why many newly-weds in China drink Dragon Well Tea on their wedding day - for a long, happy and fortune-filled marriage together.
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Origin: Zhejiang province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew with fresh water at temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes, being sure not to burn or over-brew the leaves.
How to Serve: Serve without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This is a sweet, fragrant Tea from start to finish. Its flavour consists of grassy notes with earthy undertones, combined with hints of butter and nuts.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Dragon Well Tea Benefits
The antioxidants in Green Tea can afford protection against a variety of skin disorders. This is according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Dermatology in 2000. The same report noted that its anti-inflammatory properties could reduce skin swelling.
Furthermore, it can protect against sun damage and even reduce signs of ageing! What more could you want from your morning cup of Dragon Well Tea?
As it turns out, it can indeed offer more. Early evidence suggests that the antioxidants in Dragon Well Tea can improve brain function. In fact, it can even, very potentially, reduce the risk of developing Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. In one new study conducted at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Prof. Stefan Borgwardt found that extracts of Green Tea increases the brain's effective connectivity.
This refers to the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another. The effect of this connectivity also led to cognitive improvement as proven by the volunteers who, after consuming the extract, tested significantly better for memory tasks.
- TypeGreen Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelLow
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon