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Longjing Tea Essential
  • Harvest : 2021
  • Origin: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Caffeine : < 50mg/Cup
  • Grade: Supreme ★★★★☆
  • Brew Ratio : 1:50
  • Expired Date: 18 Months
  • Storage Conditions: Dry, Refrigerated, No odor, Well-Sealed, Sunshine Shielded, Low Temperature;

Longjing Tea & Health Benefits

Do you know longjing tea has been used for many years, but it had not been spread to other parts of the world until recent times?There are several types of longjing tea which are Shi Feng Longjing tea, Mei Jia Wu Longjing tea, and xi hu Longjing tea, including others. The Shi Feng tea leaves have a yellow and green color with a strong flavor. Mei Jia Wu leaves have an unusual jade-green color. Xi-Hu has concentrated potency and is used continuously in several infusions.


What is Longing Tea?


Longing tea is a green tea variety that is commonly known as Dragon Well Tea. It is prepared using hand by heating large pans or woks. This tea is roasted right after being selected stopping the oxidation process. By preventing the oxidation process, the tea is able to hold a high concentration of antioxidants, polyphenolic compounds, and catechins. The longing tea has a mild astringent, similar to other green teas. But it is light yellow in color, rather than yellow-green color compared to other similar teas.
There is also another variation of Longjing which is made by assorted Osmanthus. People always want to make more aroma from teas they created this assorted Longjing with Osmanthus. They use dried osmanthus which has a strong aroma blended with new harvest Longjing tea. Subsequently, get this famous Longjing tea, which is also liked by the young generation. If you are interested in Osmanthus Longjing, Please Click Here.


Here Is A List Of The Longjing Tea Benefits

The top benefits of Longjing tea are weight loss management, prevention of cancer, relief from stress and anxiety symptoms, and reduced risk of heart ailments.
longjing tea health benefits

1. Weight Loss

Green tea contains oxidants that can aid to burn fat inside our body. But based on studies, Longjing tea has the highest amount of oxidants, which is known as catechins. When this oxidant is mixed with caffeine contained in Longjing tea, it may lead to increased metabolism and burn fat.


2. Stress Relief

The Longjing tea has soothing properties and contains amino acids known as L-Theanine. The amino acid can soothe our heart and makes us feel refreshed and energized.


3. Cancer Prevention

The Longjing tea has a high concentration of catechins and polyphenols that can reduce your risk of developing various types of cancers.


4. Improves Heart Health

The tea is known for lowering blood pressure and keeping the body's cholesterol levels under control. It can thus prevent atherosclerosis and lower your risk of heart attack, coronary heart problems, and stroke.
longjing tea health benefits

5. Great Coffee Substitute

The Longjing tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine and is a great coffee alternative. The tea can keep you awake but is not as strong as coffee.


6. Improves Oral Health

Longjing tea contains fluorine that is helpful for reducing bad breath and tooth decay. You may consume this tea daily to attain a healthy smile.


Longjing Tea Side Effects

There are not many side effects related to the longing tea but it may sometimes lead to gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea, constipation, and stomach problems. In addition, drinking too much tea may lead to the nervous system and sleep problems.
longjing tea health benefits

FAQs Of Longjing Tea

Q.1. How do you serve Longjing tea?
A. The Longjing tea is prepared by boiling some water. After that, allow the water to cool down and add a teaspoon of the Longjing tea to a cup. Then pour the water. Allow it to diffuse around three to four minutes. Do not add sugar as the tea is already sweet and you may want to enjoy the tea at its absolute best.

Q.2. Are pregnant women allowed to consume Longjing tea?
A. It is not advisable for pregnant women to consume Longjing tea. Since the tea contains caffeine, it may lead to birth abnormalities.

Q.3. What is one fun fact about the tea?
A. One fun fact is you can consume the leaves after infusion. And it is also known by the nickname imperial tea.

Q.4. What is the best way to brew Longing tea?
A. The most suitable teaware for brewing Longjing tea is a glass cup or mug. A longer and transparent cup is prefer. This is because you can also watch the tea leaves dancing during brewing and steeping. That's also called "Enjoy Tea" as Chinese Tea culture.

Q.5. How many times for steeping Longjing tea?
A. Longjing tea is not as same as black tea or puer tea which can steep for much time. Usually, you should steep not more than 3~4 times and drink within 1 hour.

      How to Make Longjing Tea

      Scoop 1 spoon of Long Jing green tea (About 3-5g) and threw it into GlassTea Cup (or Gai Wan) about 150-200ml. The ratio between tea and water should be around 1:50. Pour boiling water with a temperature of about 85°C (185F) and steep for about 3~5 minutes then serve.

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