Contains very high antioxidant level of 11.4% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Good body and smooth fresh greenish tasting liquor. Fruity & sweet notes. Hyson translates to 'Flourishing Spring' and this particular varietal imparts the fresh green character you would expect of springtime. Traditionally hyson referred to old to medium leaves (leaves below the new growing shoots at the top of the bush) manufactured in a rolled long twisted and sometimes almost clam shape. The term 'young' was added to the nomenclature to distinguish that the tea was made from young leaves (new shoots) and therefore better quality and better tasting. Lucky Dragon is from a specific factory that further identified their tea because even though produced in the young hyson style it is much better than typical young hyson. It is blended with cut Rooibos bound and milled to a uniform length then bruised between rollers to trigger the fermentation process. This results in the characteristic flavor and sweet aroma. Rooibos consumers claime it has a soothing effect on headaches, disturbed sleep and digestive problems. Rooibos Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc. Certificate #: 150 - 2008
Country of Origin: China, South Africa
Region: Zhejiang Province, Cedarberg
Grade: Young Hyson, Super Fine Org. Rooibos
Altitude: 1500 - 4200 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Steamed green tea. Fermentation turns Rooibos leaves from green to deep red and gives a slightly sweet note.
Infusion: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used).
Ingredients: Premium green tea, Luxury organic rooibos.
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoons) for 3-4 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Note: As a Certified Organic Food Handler and Tea Supplier these products are certified 100% organic and are grown without conventional pesticides, petroleum based fertilizers or sewage-sludge based fertilizers. Our producer is certified by the following organic programs:
- NOP (US - USDA - CERT: 150-2008)
- COR (CANADA - CFIA - CERT: 150-2008)
- EU (Organic Farmers and Growers - CERT: CANP0038)