Contains high antioxidant level of 17.65% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Refreshing and delightful with hint of spring sweetness & mild astringent finish. The unique production method used to make White Eagle Long Life is one of the oldest in China. Pre-infusion, the dried leaf is straight and sturdy. White Eagle Long Life, like all Mao Feng teas is considered one of China's 3 celebrated teas. The cup is full and round, with honey like sweetness, mild astringency and notes of The other two places in this triumvirate of cups (Dragonwell and Pi Lo Chun). Mao Feng production is heavily regulated to ensure an authentic product.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Hunan Province
Grade: Mao Feng
Altitude: 2000' - 4000' ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Traditional
Infusion: Bright, green yellowish
Ingredients: Luxury green tea
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1-1 1/2 tsp per cup) for 3 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.