"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty." – Japanese Proverb
One of China's most famous green teas. Dragonwell or Longjing or Lung Ching as its often called, is harvested pre Qing Ming. It's recognizeable by its flat, smooth, sword-like shaped leaves; its distinct fragrance and mellow, sweet, nutty flavor. We like to brew in a glass infuser to watch the leaves dance around in the water and yield a beautiful yellow-green liquor that can be steeped many times. If you haven't tried this green tea, you are missing out on a real treat.
Available in 2oz size only.
Ingredients: Chinese green tea
Directions: Heat 6-8 oz of fresh water (175ºF preferred) over 1/2 -1 teaspoon of tea. Steep 2-3 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
HOW TO MAKE GREEN TEA
In general, green teas should be brewed anywhere between 1 - 3 minutes. The longer you allow green tea to steep, the more bitter it may become. So keep an eye on your timer.
Water: Fresh filtered water is preferred. Do not use distilled water. Depending on your area, tap water may contain chemicals or high levels of minerals which may affect the taste of the tea.
Temperature: Water temperature is just as important as timing. Green teas like to be around 170-180˚F. If you use boiling water, allow it to cool off for a few minutes to bring the temp down before pouring over loose tea leaves.
*Gyukuro Japanese Green Tea: Water temperature should be at 140˚F.
Time: In general, green teas seem to taste best brewed for 1-3 minutes. That said, you may prefer your tea lighter and/or stronger. Play around with the times to see what tastes best to you!