Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
A dragon is a sign of good luck and longevity in China. Embrace this tradition with our Dragon Well Toppest. This beverage, also known as Longjing Tea, comes from the Chinese Zhejiang province. Legend has it that in the village of Longjing, one can gaze into the local well and see dragons circling the water. Villagers indeed use this same 'lucky' water to tend to the Tea plants harvested for our Dragon Well Toppest. Best of all, we pack it fresh to order, ensuring quality and consistency with every cuppa' brewed.
But what 'good' is good luck in this day and age? Modern science has the answer. According to research, Green Teas such as our Dragon Well Toppest can improve daily living in small yet significant ways. It can improve cardiovascular health by lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol. It can ward off colds and the flu by supporting the immune system. It can even help you lose weight by boosting the metabolism of fat cells in the body!
Dragon Well Toppest in Chinese Culture
Did you know that this Tea's significance also extends to newly-weds in China? Giving Dragon Well Toppest to one's in-laws when getting married symbolises the deep roots of the relationship. It also brings even more good luck, which of course is a blessing on one's wedding day! Indeed, if this Tea really does bring good luck, then perhaps drinking it frequently can bring about a happy marriage! What more could you want from your morning cuppa'?
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: Dragon Well Toppest, unlike its other Dragon Well Tea counterparts, has a delicate taste. Its notes consist of grassiness and earthiness with a refreshing finish.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Dragon Well Toppest Benefits
Dragon Well Toppest contains a particularly beneficial antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This antioxidant, more than any other, can combat free radicals in the body. This, in turn, slows down the process of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. Ultimately, this reduces the risk of developing several chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.
But that's not all it can do. According to a study conducted at the University of Fukuoka, Japan, Green Tea can even improve oral health! Researcher Dr Yoshihiro Shimazaki saw male participants aged between 49 and 59 examined for three indicators of periodontal disease.
These indicators were periodontal pocket depth (PD), clinical attachment loss (CAL) of gum tissue, and bleeding on probing (BOP) of the gum tissue. The research indicated that for every one cup of Green Tea consumed daily, there was a decrease in all three indicators. This, therefore, signified a lower instance of periodontal disease in subjects who drank Green Tea regularly. This, of course, includes Dragon Well Toppest.