Tea Tree – Jiukeng Plant
The fresh tea leaves of making Green Tea Powder is from the Jiukeng tea trees. It is also known as Jiukeng large leaf species, seeding family, bush, mainly distributes in Chun’an, Kaihua in Zhejiang Province and Shexian in Anhui Province. In 1985 it was verified as a national specie of number GS13023-1985 by the National Crop Variety Certification Committee. The spring tea has one bud and two leaves, and contains about 3.4% of amino acid, 20.9% of tea polyphenols, 13.3% of catechin and 4.1% of caffeine, which is suitable for making green tea. The dry tea is green bloom, with strong aroma and heavy flavor.
Introduction of the Origin Place
Good environment can provide good tea. Our Organic Green Tea Powder comes from Tianmu Mountain (Eyes on Heaven Mountain), located in Lin’an, northwest in Zhejiang Province, a distance of 84 kilometers away from Hangzhou. Tianmu in Chinese means the eyes on heaven. There is a pool on each top of east peak (elevation of 1480 meters) and west peak (elevation of 1506 meters) of Tianmu Mountain. The two pools look like the eyes that are watching the sky. This is how it was named.
Lin’an is in the northwest of Zhejiang Province. The Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an covers 4284 acres, ranges from E 119°24′11″ to E 119°28 ′21″, N 30°18′30″ to N 30°24′55″, with elevation of 300 m to 1556 m, and a typical forest ecosystem and landscape of middle subtropical regions. As the mountain lies on the north edge of middle subtropical region, meanwhile is affected by its particular structure, the climate here is cool in summer and warm in winter. The average temperature is 14 ℃. The major soil is the widely spread red soil. All of these conditions make a best environment for planting organic tea trees.
|Region(s)||Zhejiang Province - Tianmu Mountain|
|Makes Great Iced Tea||No|
|Western Method (Amount)||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Western Method (Water Amount)||8.45 fl oz / 250 ml|
|Western Method (Water Temp)||180 F / 82 C|
|Western Method (Time)||Whisk briskly until frothy|
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