Green tea lovers must try long jing variety

Green Tea Lovers Must Try Long Jing Variety

Long Jing Tea, as in the name, is an exotic variety of green tea that has long leaves. The name long jing is infact derived from the word dragon well. Infact Long Jing literally means the dragon well.

Long Jing is often considered as the national drink of China, because of its rich quality and great taste. Unlike other green teas, long jing tea leaves are not fermented (dried).They are steamed that results in a light yellow and greenish color, a gentle aroma and a rich flavor that makes it an absolute delightful drink.

I am sure green tea lovers must have tried this variety but if not yet, then you must go for it. It is something worth trying. Infact, in China, Long Jing Tea is often served as an important part of beverage to visiting heads of the state. Such is the status of this royal tea.

Talking about royal, long jing tea was indeed granted the status of imperial tea by a Chinese emperor Kangxi. History tells that Kangxi’s grandson visited West Lake, where he was presented with the cup of long jing tea.  He was so impressed by the tea that he conferred it the imperial status for all the long jing tea plantations.

Well, coming back to the present, today long jing tea is mostly consumed by health conscious people as it is very effective in loosing weight and has cancer-fighting compounds in it. So, long jing tea is a great choice for people looking for combination of health & taste in their beverages.

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