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Green Dragon


Flavor Profile: Toasted, grassy-sweet flavor with light floral notes and smooth full-bodied golden infusion.
Ingredients:Oolong Tea Leaves.

Ingredients: Oolong Tea Leaves

SKU: 41020 Categories: , ,

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 12.09.08 PMOrigin: Anxi County, Fujian Province, China

Plucking Season: Late Spring

Grown in the mountains of Anxi county, the home of oolong tea in China. There are several oolong tea plant varietals (at least 12) growing in Anxi, each with its own distinct flavor profile.

The most famous of these varietals is Tieguanyin (Goddess Of Mercy).

Ben Shan Green Dragon is a young varietal (a clonal), grown primarily near Raoyang village in Anxi. The plant varietal has strong, heavy branches and brightly colored, distinct, ellipse shaped leaves. It shares some similarities in fragrance with the Tieguanyin varietal.

Greener Oolong
Oolongs range in their flavor (mild and floral to strong and toasty) and color spectrum (from light green to dark) depending on the processing technique adopted.

Ben Shan is a greener oolong with low oxidization.

Sun Withering
For Ben Shan, mature leaves are plucked and then withered in the sun (weather permitting) for a few hours to reduce moisture.

Traditional Rolling
Once suitable suppleness is achieved in the leaves, traditional rolling techniques (which include wrapping the leaves in cloth and binding it tightly into ball shape) are applied in conjunction with light roasting.

Successive re-rolling and re-roastings are done to achieve the optimum shape and flavor. A final roast is given to complete the processing.

Best Season
Ben Shan is best during spring (April-May) but if stored well (cool, dark, low humidity place) maintains its flavor well throughout the year.

Brewing Instructions:

Water Temp: 190°F (88°C)

Quality of Water: Best with Spring Water

Quantity of Leaf: 1 tsp per 8oz water

Steep Time: 3-4 minutes

Infusions: 2-3

Weight3 oz


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