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This Organic Nonpareil Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing tea origins in organic tea base of Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an, Hangzhou. The organic tea base of Tianmu Mountain, has passed the organic certification of European, USA and Japan, is a significant base of planting organic dragon well and green tea. This dragon well long jing tea persists a high level in picking and producing while meeting the standard of organic certification. The tea should be picked as one bud and two leaves or three leaves in order to reach the standard. Tea workers also have excellent skills, which help keep the natural features of fresh tea leaves. Combined with the advantages of organic tea and high grade tea, this dragon well long jing tea is suitable for tea lovers of organic tea as well as dragon well green tea.
The fresh Organic Nonpareil Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Tea provided by Teavivre is picked before Tomb-Sweeping Day, an important solar term in Chinese agriculture. Ming Qian (Pre-ming) tea is seldom damaged by insects. Its buds and leaves are delicate and tender. With a mellow taste, it is emerald green in color and quite beautiful in appearance. Since the weather is relatively cold before Tomb-Sweeping Day, the number of fresh buds is limited and they grow slow. Therefore, a few leaves can meet the picking standard. Compared with those picked after Tomb-Sweeping Day, Ming Qian (Pre-ming) tea is of top grade.
Our Organic Nonpareil Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea meets the most strictly European low pesticide residues standard for agricultural products.
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Dragon Well (Long Jing) tea can be ranked as the first of the ten famous Chinese tea, have gained a lot of reputation around nation and abroad. In china, there are many good dragon well teas while only few of them is able to pass the international organic certification. Teavivre choose this tea from the origin place of dragon well tea, Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. Based on the guarantee of being organic, the picking of materials and producing are the top among dragon well teas. You won’t be disappointed whether you’re organic food lovers or tea lovers who chasing high quality of teas.
Tian Mu Mountain
Tomb-Sweeping Day is one out of twenty four solar terms in Chinese lunar calendar, which is between 4th and 6th, April.
As a higher grade of West Lake Dragon Well Tea, the Ming Qian (pre-ming) tea is made from the tender buds and leaves picked before Tomb-Sweeping Day.
In the south of the Yangtze River tea-producing area, tea trees can fully absorb and accumulate nutrients during long winter. Furthermore, due to the low temperature between Vernal Equinox Day and Tomb-Sweeping Day, tea trees grow slow and the quality of buds is quite good. Compared with teas produced in later period, the content of Amino acids in pre-ming tea is higher, while the content of tea polyphenols is lower. When brewing this Dragon Well tea, It tastes fragrant and mellow. Therefore, tea lovers are very much fond of the high-grade teas picked before Tomb-Sweeping Day.
We know that fresh tea leaves contain plenty of tea polyphenols which has the function of weight loss of green tea. However, based on different producing craft, they will be reduced in different volume. According to a document from Hunan Agricultural University, there are at least 20% to 23% of tea polyphenols in green tea. As the process of fermentation is removed in the making of green tea, catechin and tea polyphenols in green tea could be highly contained. Tea polyphenols has the function of anti-radiation. Dragon well long jing tea can refresh minds, brace spirit, help you think, remove fatigue, improve your work efficiency. Dragon well long jing tea has fluorine, which helps protect your teeth from acid corrosion and decay by bonding with calcium in teeth.
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The particular Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea that TeaVivre is selling, is guaranteed to be organically grown and produced, independently verified to meet the following certifications:
USA Certified Organic in accordance with the USDA (National Organic Program) accreditation for organic farms, production and produce. USDA certificate number is A-2011-01070_1 / 2012-04961. Europe Certified organic in accordance with both EU regulations Article 29(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007. Certificate number is A-2011-01070_1 / 2012-04958. Japan Certified organic in compliance with the JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standards) regulations for organic agricultural products. Certificate number is A-2011-01070_1 / 2012-04959. Their certifications have been independently verified by BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH - the organic certifier. In August of 2010, dragon well long jing tea from organic tea garden of Lin’an won the first prize of tea championship of World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, America.
The organic tea garden base of Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an, the origin place of this dragon well long jing tea, has years’ experience of planting organic tea, managing the tea garden and producing organic tea. It covers an area about 548 acres, among which about 353 acres has passed the national BCS certification of Germany.
(Tian Mu Tea Garden - Tong Keng.)
Organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Tips: it holds a strict standard of building an organic tea garden. For example, the land which is planned to apply a qualification of organic tea garden should never use any pesticides in the past 5 to 10 years. In the range of 10 kilometers from the tea garden no factories should exist.
The fresh tea leaves are from tea trees of Jiukeng specie, also called Jiukeng big-leaf specie, seeding family, bush, mainly distribute in Chun’an, Kaihua in Zhejiang Province and Shexian in Anhui Province. In 1985 it was verified as national specie of number GS13023-1985 by the National Crop Variety Certification Committee. The spring tea has one bud and two leaves, and contains about 3.4% of amino acid, 20.9% of tea polyphenols, 13.3% of catechin and 4.1% of caffeine, which is suitable for making green tea. The dry tea is green bloom, with strong aroma and heavy flavor.In order to guarantee the high quality of fresh tea leaves, it is strictly requested since the picking process: when picking the leaves, your hands must start from the side of leaves, carefully and gently pick off the leaf, then put it into the basket immediately. There is a saying that if the leaf stay on your hand for couples of seconds, the heat from your hands will make the leaf turn into red color.
The reputation of Shifeng Dragon Well Tea is closely related with Emperor Qianlong. He once visited the south of Yangtze River six times, during which he investigated the quality of tea leaves four times. He enjoyed tasting tea, writing poets and learning to pick tea leaves. However, one day, when he was picking tea buds, the trusted follower reported that his mother was in poor health. Once heard of this news, he was so anxious that he immediately put the handful of tea buds into pocket and traveled day and night to return to the capital. His sudden appearance and greeting really surprised his mother so that she turned into a good mood. She realized that a fragrant aroma was blowing on her face and at once asked what it was. Emperor Qianlong carefully smelled and found that a stream of fragrant aroma came from his pocket. He touched his pocket at will and the handful of tea buds from Hugong Temple, Longjing Village, Hangzhou had been dried and gave out a kind of rich fragrance. Therefore, he ordered attendants to brew it. After drinking three cups, his mother became pleasant and refreshing. For this reason, he entitled the eighteen tea trees before Hugong Temple under Shifeng Mountain as “royal tea tree”.
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Great presentation and quality tea
Shape is incredible - so nice and tiny tea leaves. First brew just blows your mind: very intensive nutty aroma, just sweetness no signs of astringency. Second and third brews slightly disappoints : amazing aroma still here, but taste is quite blank.
Incredible. This tea is not to be missed, it has a light to medium roast that provides a very smooth and roasty nuttiness. In addition, there is a floral and sweet dimension not usually found in Dragonwell - this is an influence of terroir. A good, clean growing environment will produce teas which are both vivid and delicate in taste. This tea has complex layers of flavor throughout the brews, even as the tea cools in the cup the flavor develops! And I love the aftertaste. It is very refreshing and clean. This tea is organic, which I think is important. The clean environment can be felt in the taste of the tea.
Before sprain Longjing tea always taste the best.
Несравненный Лунцзин, у него удивительно яркий цветочный аромат, гармоничный вкус, нежное и чуть сладковатое послевкусие.
Very fond of green tea. And this so much I liked it. subtle and refined taste. I advise everyone to try it!
Легкий аромат и неповторимый вкус! Всё очень понравилось! Спасибо!
This is the best green tea I have ever had! It's has the freshest little green tea buds ! When you steep it the open into little tiny green leaves , some still closed , they are so tender. I get excited to brew this tea everytime !
I wrote a very strong review for Teavivre's 2014 She Qian Dragonwell, which I consider to be one of the best Dragonwell's that I've had. I was thrilled with the She Qian, but decided to order the Ming Qian as well, in order to a try another harvest and have more of an "everyday" kind of Dragonwell. I wasn't surprised that the Ming Qian was also excellent. With gongfu brewing, it brewed a very similar fresh cup of green tea as the She Qian; with glass tumbler brewing, it went for numerous infusions before losing it's flavor. While I'll admit that the Ming Qian lacked that powerful dry-leaf aroma and depth of character in gongfu brewing in comparison to the She Qian, it's worth noting that it's 2/3 the price of She Qian! This tea is a superb example of what Dragonwell tea has to offer. I'm curious to try Teavivre's Superfine grade of Dragonwell. I imagine it's a great value as well.
I've always been a fan of dragonwell tea and this one doesn't disappoint! It's very light and delicate as far as dragonwell teas go. If you prefer your tea strong, I would recommend the organic superfine dragonwell and not this one. The other brews stronger if you like strong green tea. This one is still really good though!
Reply: Hi Chandra, Thank you for your question. Ming Qian Dragon Well contains a relatively lower level of caffeine. And you may read some information in our article: http://www.teavivre.com/info/caffeine-in-tea/ However, everyone has different react to caffeine. Since you have to limit to zero caffeine, I'd like to suggest not to drink tea. Maybe you can try some herbal tea which is caffeine-free. And weight loss is a long process, tea can help with digestion. And you still need to exercise, and pay attention to the daily meal. Hope this is helpful to your concern.
Reply: No, it is not. This tea is from Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an County, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, which is close to Shifeng Mouintain.
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