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~Form: Organic loose-leaf Sword Green tea
~Taste: Subtle floral and grassy notes, slightly sweet and silky aftertaste
~Sword green tea can be re-infused several times
~Origin: Zhejiang Province, China
~Gluten-free & sugar-free
~Health benefits: Improves alertness and cognition, slows the effects of aging, boosts the immune system against illnesses, diseases, and fights cancer. Helps with the prevention and treatment of arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s. Improves health of teeth and gums and prevents bad breath. A natural treatment for diarrhea and vomiting.
The leaves and buds of organic sword green are rolled and roasted such that when infused they return to their original sword like shape. The Sword Green tea leaves release a pale chartreuse tea liquor that has the aroma of a warm spring morning. Its flavor is clean and fresh with subtle floral and grassy notes, a smooth mouthfeel, and slightly sweet after taste that lingers on the palate.
Background and Cultivation:
Our Sword green tea originates on Tonglu Mountain, at the end of a winding valley outside Hangzhou, one of the best-known regions in China green teas. It is cultivated by a seventh-generation tea farmer whose family developed their plantations on mountain side terraces to take advantage of the mists, clean water, and coolness of the upper elevations of the mountain valley.
Green tea has first and foremost been regarded as a delightful and invigorating beverage. It has also won a strong following among herbalists, traditional medicine practitioners, as well as a growing number of wester doctors who credit it with a variety of health benefits. The most commonly cited are improved mental alertness and cognition, slowing the effects of aging, and an ability to boost the immune system against illnesses (like the flu), diseases (especially osteoporosis and diabetes), and fighting certain cancers. Studies have found promising results for the use of green teas in the prevention or treatment of arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, among other conditions. It is also believed to help relieve headaches, improve dental health, prevent bad breath, and assist patients suffering from diarrhea and vomiting.
*More information about the scientific research into the health benefits of different green tea*
~Use a tbsp (~0.17) oz of dried leaves for a small pot of tea shared among friends, but as little as a large pinch of dried leaves (~0.02oz) per 8 oz of water can be used for a single tea drinker.
~175˚ F (80˚ C) for as little as 1-2 minutes or longer, depending on personal preference.
~Sword green tea can be re infused 2-3 times
~Serve with a tea pot set, individual cup, or free floating in a glass.**
**See our separate page regarding brewing Green Teas in glass cups.