Chinese Green Tea. What Makes It Unique?

They are the ones who figured out how to turn the leaf of the Camellia Sinensis into an elegant beverage. To them goes full credit in discovering a life changing brew.

The best is picked in the spring. This begins in late March to the first part of April, this is the first pick. There are two additional pickings until the first of May. After this the quality of leaf goes down, and the rainy season starts.

Longjing Tea Garden

There are regions known for growing leaves for greens. These regions are located west of Shanghai, and they are Zhejiang, Anhui, and Jiangxi.

Indentify Greens by Leaf Shape

Ball or a Rolled Leaf - Gunpowder

Curled, budset in spiral shape - Pan Long Yin

A bud with two flat leaves - Tai Ping Hou Kui

Budset that is flatten - Longjing

The names given above can vary sometimes, it is best to go by the description of the leaf.

If you are purchasing from a store ask questions about where the tea was picked and what time of year it was picked. If buying online there should be a description of the tea leaf along with where it is from.

This type of tea can be very healthy if brewed at the correct temperture.

So next time you are sipping a cuppa green tea, think of all the health benefits your receiving.


Enjoy Dragonwell Green Tea from Art of Tea.

Correct temp for brewing green tea

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