Longjing Green - Premium Loose Leaf Tea
- Growers Name: Xu Chao Yong
- Age: 35
- Years in Industry: 20
- Tea Specilization
- Xihu, Hangzhou: West Lake
- Population: 520,000
- Climate: Humid subtropical
- Weather: Hangzhou Weather is generally warm and mild year round, with abundant sunshine and rainfall. Four distinct seasons. Temperatures ranging from 33.6 C (92.5 F) in the summer to 8.3 C (46.9 F) in the winter.
- Elevation: 19.35 meters
- Citrus Mint Iced Tea: 4-6 servings
- 6 cups (1.5 L) green tea
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh mint leaves
- 3 slices of oranges
- 3 slices of lemons
- 3 slices of limes
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
- 1 handful ice cubes
In large measuring cup or teapot, place tea leaves, mint leaves and orange, lemon and lime slices; cover with boiling water and steep for 10 minutes. Strain into large pitcher; add sugar and stir until dissolved. Serve over ice.
- Honeydew Mint Iced Tea: Serves 8
- 8 cups (2 L) green tea
- 3 cups (750 mL) cubed peeled honeydew melon, about half melon
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (250 mL) mint leaves
In large heatproof measure or bowl, steep tea in 8 cups (2 L) boiling water for 4 minutes.
Meanwhile in large saucepan, bring melon, sugar, 1 cup (250 mL) water and mint leaves to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until melon is broken down, about 8 minutes. Add to tea; let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into pitcher, pressing solids only gently so beverage remains clear. Serve with ice cubes.
- Green Tea Oatmeal:
Infuse your everyday oatmeal with a blast of antioxidants. Steep green tea leaves in boiling water, then mix your favorite instant oats in it and prepare as you normally would.
- Green tea with Rice: Ochazuke
Ochazuke, a dish popular in Japan, is made by pouring hot green tea over cooked rice, then topping the bowl with savory ingredients like seaweed. The rice soaks up every drop so each mouthful is rich with the tea's nourishing properties. Its simplicity make sochazuke an ideal meal when you’re short on time.
- Fuzz: What is it and why is it in my can? Is there something wrong with it?
No, nothing is wrong with your tea – in fact, fuzz is a good thing. Don’t be alarmed, it is not mold or any other fungus. Although it may appear unsightly at first, this fuzz is proof of the youth, vitality, and quality of the tea leaves. This fuzz appears on tea which is harvested at the most opportune time, and is simply the hairs from the collected tea leaves.Caffeine Content:
Many people drink tea both in the morning and before bed, but won’t the caffeine levels affect their sleep (and help them feel alert in the mornings)? Now, most teas have nowhere near the levels of caffeine that coffee does, but there is enough to be aware of. An 8oz cup of black tea will have anywhere between 14-70mg, and green tea ranges between 24-45mg.
- Is Teagora tea gluten free?
Because traditional tea is made from Camellia sinensis, it is naturally a gluten-free product. Gluten comes from gluten grains, such as wheat, barely, and rye, and unless tea is subjected to cross-contamination during processing, it will be naturally gluten free. All of Teagora’s teas are gluten-free, unless otherwise stated. If you are still curious about our gluten-free policy, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to point out which varieties you should shy away from, if any.
- How long will the delivery take?
Because we at Teagora strive to bring you the highest quality, freshest teas directly from the grower, it may take a few days longer for your order to arrive. We ship our teas directly from the growers upon your order, not from a storage facility in your different country, so in order for us to provide you with tea that is truly Grower Direct, it takes a few extra days because of the international shipping.
- How long is tea good for?
The good news is that tea, if properly stored away from air, light and moisture, will never spoil. With that being said, tea will gradually lose its flavor over time. Most teas are seasonal and therefore picked during a specific growing season each year. The further they are off plucking date, the less fresh they become.
- Should I keep my tea leaves in the refrigerator?
We do not recommend keeping your tea leaves in the refrigerator. Certain teas are refrigerated by growers, distributors, or retailers, but those teas are vacuum sealed and do not let any oxygen (and more importantly moisture) in. By putting tea leaves in the fridge, you are adding extra moisture to them and that will cause them to spoil.