- Harvest: 2021, Ming Qian
- Origin: Kaihua, Zhejiang, China
- Tea Type: Loose Green Tea (Tribute tea in Qing Dynasty)
- Caffeine : < 50mg/Cup
- Grade: Supreme ★★★★☆
- Brew Ratio : 1: 40~50
- Expired Date: 18 Months
- Storage Conditions: Dry, Refrigerated, No odor, Well-Sealed, Sunshine Shielded, Low Temperature;
What is Kaihua Longding Green Tea?
The history of Kaihua Longding Green Tea began in Zhejiang, China when it became one the most popular teas during that time. In 1985 this particular type won an award for being amongst some amazing samples given out at competitions and ever since then there has been a strong demand within both domestic as well international markets due to its high-quality taste along with beneficial nutrients which promote weight loss among other things.
How to Brew Kaihua Longding Tea?
Brewing Kaihua Longding Green Tea is easy, just be sure not to over steep it as this can release too many tannins and make the tea taste more bitter than desired. Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb is to steep for around 1-2 minutes using water that's around 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit. Doing so will produce a cup of tea that has a sweet and grassy flavor with light vegetal notes.
Health Benefits of Kaihua Longding Green Tea
Include better cognitive function, stronger immune system, regulated blood sugar levels, reduced inflammation, and weight loss. So if you're looking for an all-around healthy beverage to enjoy regularly, then this is definitely one you should consider.
Like other green teas, Kaihua Longding is packed with antioxidants which scavenge harmful toxins and byproducts that can damage cells. Additionally, it's a rich source of catechins (polyphenolic compounds) which have been shown to fight obesity and improve overall cardiovascular health.
In fact, one study showed that those who drank green tea containing catechins lost an average of 2.9 pounds over a 12-week period, without making any other changes to their diet or lifestyle. And another found that participants who consumed the most catechins had a 17% lower risk of developing heart disease than those who consumed the least.
Kaihua Longding Side Effects
People with diabetes should speak to a physician before beginning a green tea regimen since Kaihua Longding can have an effect on blood sugar levels. In general, you shouldn't exceed more than 2 cups of Green Tea per day as it could cause side effects such as: nausea and insomnia.
The caffeine in green tea may also lead to heartburn in some people, especially if consumed on an empty stomach. Finally, overconsumption of green tea can also lead to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues.