One of the world’s most famous teas – Longjing – was reserved as an imperial tribute for the Emperors of China not so long ago! The leaves, picked at the start of spring time, are taken in small quantities into a wok-like pan where they are heated up and pressed to the bottom of the pan. The heat not only disables the enzymes that causes oxidisation, but also gives the tea a wonderful roasted nutty flavour.
Longjing – once reserved for the Emperors of China – is considered to be the world’s most famous green tea.
Pan-roasted leaves give a delicious grassy flavour and lasting aftertaste, with a touch of nuttiness.
Our Longjing is grown and processed in the lovely rolling hills surrounding Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province.
Green tea is full of antioxidants that boost the metabolic rate, lower chances of heart disease and so much more!
During pan-firing, the leaves are expertly hand-pressed to the bottom of the pan, resulting in their flat appearance.