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Published on Apr 7, 2011
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How to brew Long Jing Green Tea: Use 200ml glass cup, put in 3 grams tea, pour in water(80-85c Temp) and filled it up to 1/3 of the cup, turn the cup clockwise as in the video for about 30 seconds, this is for readying/waking the tea! Than filled it to 2/3 after that, put down the glass and watch it drops! Once 80-90% of the tea sink to the bottom, than is ready to drink!
Long Jing is often called the national drink of China and is frequently given to visiting heads of state. It is also a favorite tea of today's top leaders, with a portion of production reserved for government customers. Like most other Chinese green tea, Longjingtea leaves are pan fired (not fried) to stop the fermentation process. In the world of tea, the term "fermentation" refers to the drying of the freshly picked leaves, resulting in enzymatic oxidation. This oxidation is stopped by frying or steaming the leaves before they completely dry out. As is the case with other green teas, Longjing tea leaves are unfermented. When steeped, the tea produces a yellow-green color, a gentle, pure aroma, and a rich flavor. The tea contains Vitiman C, amino acids, and has one of the highest concentration of catechins among teas, second only to white teas.