Contains very high antioxidant level of 11.4% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Greenish yellow color. There is good body in the cup and smooth fresh greenish tasting liquor. Bold and full flavored with hints of pine on the finish. An excellent example China green tea and a great value. Hyson translates to “Flourishing Spring” and this particular varietal imparts the fresh green character you would expect to be a part of any springtime tea experience. Typically bright on the nose its scent hints at spring, the season in which it is produced. In the cup the tea is equally bright, round and full bodied with a touch of grassiness. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Hyson was one of the most popular teas on the market, prized for its warm character, bright cup and overall sunny disposition.This tea became so highly favored in the 1700’s that the British Tea Tax was actually higher for this variety over other teas. 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. Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc. Certificate #: 150 - 2008. USDA Certified Organic.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Anhui Province
Grade: Young Hyson
Altitude: 1500 - 4200 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Steamed green tea
Infusion: Pale yellow green
Ingredients: Luxury organic green tea
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 212F/100C (boiling) water over the leaves (1 tsp per cup) for 7-7 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)