Xi Hu Long Jing (literally Dragon Well tea from West Lake) is the king of Chinese green teas. You think it is an exaggeration? It might be, but you need to know that Long Jing has been one of the most famous teas in China for a long time. This marvelous tea has been described in Lu Yu’s Cha Jing (The Classic of Tea) as the four perfections – perfect color, taste, fragrance and shape. Therefore, Xi Hu Long Jing is famous worldwide for its “four wonders” – emerald green color, aromatic flavor, sweet taste and beautiful appearance.
Xi Hu Long Jing tea is still one of the most popular and beloved teas in China and commonly known worldwide. It is an incredibly esthetic, vivid and memorable tea. Xi Hu Long Jing is a very healthy tea with a high vitamin C content and many of the anti-oxidants, and one of China’s top ten teas.
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Xi Hu Long Jing is believed to help in a number of health matters:
- enhance digestion.
- strengthen the immune system and help keep viruses, bacteria and infections at bay.
- lower cholesterol and lower the risk for cardiovascular diseases.
- fight cancers and tumors.
- ‘melt’ and burn fat and thus, help in efforts to lose weight.
- fight against plaque and other oral problems.
- against arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammatory problems.
How to brew Hi Xu Long Jing:
Boil water and cool it to 80°C. Put 3-5 grams of tea into a cup, and add hot water. Infuse tea leaves for 1-2 minutes depending on taste preference. You can vary the quantity of tea depending on your tastes. Each portion of tea may be infused 3 additional times.
- Chinese name: 西湖龙井茶
- Other names: Dragon Well tea, Xi Hu Lung Ching
- Produced: Zhejiang, China
Harvest Time: Spring, 2016
- One bud with one or two leaves
- Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
We also recommend trying Long Jing tea.
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