The Organic Jiangyoung Green Tea comes from the mid-latitudes to the high-latitudes where patches of Camellia Sinesis dot the mountainous landscape. The soils are well drained and the tea plants have a steady and consistent level of moisture due to the clouds in the mountains and the moderate temperatures.
Chinese green teas are generally on the lighter scale of the spectrum when it comes to tea colours. They are darker than yellow and white teas and range in colour from light green to pale yellow depending on the type and region harvested. They are generally more delicate in taste than Japanese green teas yet they are still full bodied and full of flavour.
Benefits of drinking Green Tea
Green Tea has a vast amount of benefits to health and well being. It's high in antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation and studies have shown that Green Tea's high-grade polyphenols actively help to reduce the bodies autoimmune response to ailments such as arthritis.
The best way to make green tea depends on your personal taste. Some people love to steep the tea to extract the maximum goodness but others dislike the taste of a heavily stewed tea. The Chinese have a saying "learn to eat bitter", this literally translates to if you can put up with the nasty taste then you will get the maximum benefits. The flavour for some is an acquired taste but as your palate and health improve you will begin to enjoy the taste even more.
This isn't to say Green Tea is bitter as it has different flavours for everyone. Green tea has a grassy, almost vegetal flavour which is delightful but strange to some people when they first try it.
Why our teas are different
The premium tea we use is made from whole leaf tea sourced from high elevation growing areas which are mostly on steep slopes. This is time-consuming and labour intensive but is the traditional way tea should be harvested.
We use only the top two leaves and the unopened bud which are carefully and lovingly picked by hand and then gently processed to give the desired result. The "bud" isn't actually a flower, it's the young unopened leaf f the tea plant which is its freshest growth and has the most benefits for health.
The inferior teas which you can buy in supermarkets are harvested in lowland flat areas which are perfect for machine harvesting and costs savings. These machine picked and processed teas use the uppermost leaves and unopened buds and often contain many stalks, older leaves, and stems. They vary in quality and while some may be quite good and taste adequate they will never achieve the high standards set by premium teas.
The Organic Jiangyong Loose Leaf Green Tea from Revolution Tea is one of our top selling loose leaf packages.
Suggested Servings Per Jar: 136