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|Dragonwell (Lungching) Green Tea Cert. Organic (Camellia sinensis) 1 lb: K
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This tea, honored since the 8th century Tang Dynasty, is one of the premier representatives of Chinese green teas, grown near the famed West Lake area on the Tieh Mu Mountain Range. This region of many lakes was said to once be home to several large, beautiful dragons. Dragonwell is hand-fired in large woks leaving the leaves flat, shiny, and a yellow jade color. There are many grades of Dragonwell tea. A clear, yellow-green infusion with an aromatic earthy flavor reminiscent of roasted chestnuts.
The phrase ''Black Tea'' is used as a generic name for all Camelia sinensis teas. The major Black Tea types, from the traditional black tea evergeen (Camellia sinensis), classified according to processing method, include: fermented, or black, tea, producing an amber-coloured, full-flavoured beverage without bitterness; semi-fermented, or oolong, producing a slightly bitter, light brownish-green liquid; and unfermented, or green, tea, resulting in a mild, slightly bitter, pale greenish-yellow beverage.
Green tea should be steeped in very hot, but not boiling, water. Boiling water will scorch the delicate flavor, rendering it bitter.
Green tea comes mainly from China, Japan, Taiwan and, to a lesser degree, India. The critical difference between green and black tea is that green tea leaves are not allowed to ferment. Green tea is, instead, steamed, rolled and fired.
Green tea is the natural dried leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Black tea is oxidized green tea.
Green tea is not graded similar to black tea but classified according to age, style of the leaf and manufacture, e.g., Gunpowder, Pan-fired, Young Hysson, Bancha, etc.
Since green tea, unlike black and oolong tea, is not fermented, the active constituents remain unaltered in the herb.
Green tea is bioflavonoid-rich, proven useful for fighting free radical damage in the human body. It has a high content of polyphenols, which are a class of bioflavonoids.
Green tea''s best studied polyphenol is Epigallocatechin Gallate. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), protects against digestive and respiratory infections. A solution of 1 mcg per ml of EGCG heavily inhibited influenza virus in vitro.
Green tea is beneficial in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease as it exerts antioxidant activity, lowers cholesterol and reduces platelet aggregation (stickiness). Green tea extract is very good for the arteries and heart.
Additional studies have demonstrated enhanced liver function and immune system function secondary to these polyphenols.
Tea contains only four calories per cup when consumed without added ingredients but is a source of several B-complex vitamins, including B2 and nicotinic acid.
Caffeine is responsible for tea''s stimulating effect. Flavour is produced by volatile oils, and astringency and colour by tannin.
Teas are classified according to region of origin, as in China, Ceylon, Japanese, Indonesian, and African tea, or by smaller district, as in Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgris from India, Uva and Dimbula from Sri Lanka, Keemun from Chi-men in China''s Anhwei Province, and Enshu from Japan.
Teas are also classified by the size of the processed leaf. Traditional operations result in larger leafy grades and smaller broken grades. The leafy grades are flowery pekoe (FP), orange pekoe (OP), pekoe (P), pekoe souchong (PS), and souchong (S).
BOP=Broken Orange pekoe; FOP=Flowery Orange Pekoe; TGFOP-Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe; FTGFOP=Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe.
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