Xi Hu Long Jing 2020
The highest quality Chinese green tea, so-called "Dragon Well" tea from the West Lake area of Zhejiang Province, one of the ten most famous Chinese teas. Only the youngest leaves are used for its production. They are longitudinally compressed, light green.
There are several legends about this tea. One of them tells about emperor's grandson, who arrived at the Hu Gong Temple and was offered this tea, He and the emperor were so delighted that 18 tea trees growing in front of the temple received imperial status. Tea is produced from these trees until today and the price per gram is higher than the price of gold!
The infusion is golden with a nutty note. After brewing, the leaves regain their vigor, show their natural shape and color.
3g / 150ml
75-80 degrees C.
1-2 min. (3 brews)
For over a thousand years, green tea has had an important place in Chinese traditional medicine - it is believed that green tea consumption cools down and hydrates the body, so it is especially recommended during Summer days. Due to its refreshing and invigorating properties (it contains more theine than black tea) some of the Asian peoples recommend drinking it only up to afternoon hours. The Chinese use it to cure sluggishness, poor digestion, headaches, poor (blurry) sight, alcohol poisoning and stomach upset.
Ingredients of a green tea:
- caffeine (known as theine)
- tannins (polyphenols)
- microelements (fluoride, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, zinc)
- vitamins (A,B1,B2,C, E, K)
- essential oils
- Eases concentration, improves memory, clears the mind (due to the presence of caffeine, known as theine, which has an invigorating effect, but in contrast to caffeine contained in coffee, its effects are not instant, but long-lasting.
- Lowers the risk of heart attack, atherosclerosis and blood clots (because polyphenols contained in the tea limit cholesterol building capability)
- Lowers blood pressure (prevents the formation of deposits in the blood vessels)
- Has a role in the prevention of cancer (some of the polyphenols contained in tea can halt the influence of chemical compounds responsible for cancerous growths)
- Antiseptic effect - theine contained in green tea can fight off viruses and bacteria, helping to cure infectious diseases (influenza, common cold, diarrhea, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity)
- Antioxidant effect, slows down aging
- Green tea infusion improves digestion and removes the feeling of an overstuffed stomach, e.g. after a stodgy meal (through the activation of digestive juices)
- Strengthens the teeth and protects from tooth decay, freshens up the breath (high fluoride contents in the green tea and antibacterial effect of polyphenols)
- People suffering from insomnia, nervousness or having a fragile stomach should not drink excessive amounts of tea.
- Patients with stomach ulcer should avoid drinking green tea, as it increases the production of digestive juices.
- Green tea should not be drank together with medicine!
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