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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hand-roasted green tea: Longjing tea

Longjing tea is one of the most prestigious hand-roasted green teas in China. Higher concentrations of linalool oxides, geraniol, 2-phenyl ethanol, lactones and pyrazines were found in Longjing tea.

It has been favorably consumed by many emperors since the imperial days. The color of the tea is bright green and the tea is famous for it unique fragrance and flavor.

The best quality longjing tea is hard to come by, for it does not originate in Longjing Village but from Lion Peak. It is classified as a green tea, which keep tea’s natural color. 

A cup of longjing tea is a work of art with its clear tea water, beautiful leaf buds and mild and set taste similar to that of sweet, clear morning dew.

Longjing seedlings were said to be first planted and consumed by the monks at the famous temples of Tianzhu and Lingying along the West Lake area in Hangzhou during the Northern Song Dynasty.
Hand-roasted green tea: Longjing tea

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