Long Jing Pre-Qingming Organic Green Tea
Long jing or "dragon well" is one of the most celebrated green teas in China. The tea is harvested in early spring before the Qingming Festival. A must-have for green tea lovers.
- Flavor profile: Fragrant with vegetal and nutty aroma. Notes of chestnut, honey, and almond. A touch of umami.
- Caffeine content: Medium-low
What's green tea?
Green tea differs from black or oolong tea because it's less oxidized. In oxidation tea leaves are exposed to the air to dry and darken. The more oxidized a tea is, the stronger it is. From strongest to lightest are black, oolong, green, and white teas.
Green tea is believed to have various health benefits. A large study in Japan showed a link between daily consumption of green tea and lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases. Another Japanese study showed that "higher consumption rates of green tea were associated with a reduced risk of stroke."
Green tea has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, aid in digestion, and decrease inflammation in the skin.