Lung Ching Bärbucha Kombucha
Aktualisiert: 28. Apr.
One of our first green tea specials was Lung Ching Kombucha.
Lung Ching (龍井茶) tea is also known as Longjing tea (Dragon Well tea).
It is a pan-roasted green tea that comes from the are of the village of Longjing, near Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, China. It is produced mostly by hand and renowned for its high quality,...
It was the Tea of the Emperors.
The tea can very expensive and it comes in six different quality grades with Superior being the highest, and then grades 1 to 5.
The characteristic of this tea is the flat leaf shape, as well as very pronounced chestnut flavor, which is the result of pan-roasting.
Lung Ching has a great legend. We'll quote the Wikipedia on this:
"Longjing tea was granted the status of Gong Cha, or imperial tea, in the Qing dynasty by the Kangxi Emperor. According to the legend, The Kangxi Emperor's grandson, the Qianlong Emperor, visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays. He went to the Hu Gong Temple under the Lion Peak Mountain (Shi Feng Shan) and was presented with a cup of Longjing tea. In front of the Hu Gong Temple were 18 tea bushes. The Qianlong Emperor was so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred these 18 tea bushes special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for higher price per gram than gold. There is another legend connecting the Qianlong Emperor to Longjing tea. It is said that while visiting the temple he was watching the ladies picking the tea. He was so enamored with their movements that he decided to try it himself. While picking tea he received a message that his mother, Empress Dowager Chongqing, was ill and wished his immediate return to Beijing. He shoved the leaves he had picked into his sleeve and immediately left for Beijing. Upon his return he immediately went to visit his mother. She noticed the smell of the leaves coming from his sleeves and he immediately had it brewed for her....Longjing, which literally translates as "dragon well," is said to have named after a well that contains relatively dense water, and after rain the lighter rainwater floating on its surface sometimes exhibits a sinuous and twisting boundary with the well water, which is supposed to resemble the movement of a Chinese dragon." (2*)
Our Lung Ching does not come from that area.
Those tea prices are a bit to high for our Kombucha production.
The tea we use is processed using Longjing tea techniques.
It tastes wonderful and it has very nice and pronounced floral notes with a bit of chestnut flavor. .
Still, it is of higher quality than a lot of other green teas. And since this Kombucha is made strictly with this one, single green tea, it is worth mentioning that green tea has many health benefits.
Here are just some of them put together by DrJockers.com:
We've been making Lung Ching Kombucha for quite some time.
Here's a pic from April last year:
And a one that is more recent:
Ingredients: Filtered & Revitalized Water, Live Kombucha Cultures, Unrefined Brown Sugar & Lung Ching Green Tea
Disclaimer: All medical information in this post is merely information & not advise. If you need medical advice, please consult your doctor or other appropriate medical professional.