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Chaofeng Hyson Green Tea

Light, refreshing spring green tea character.
Luxury Green Tea.
Anhui Province , China.
2-4 Mins 1/Cup 80°C
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Chaofeng Hyson Green Tea, sometimes known as Dragon Tea, uses young leaves (instead of the traditional old to medium leaves) found below the new growing shoots at the top of the tea bush. During processing, the green tea leaves are rolled and twisted into shape. The flavour is light and fresh and, as the description of Hyson green tea indicates, is full of new spring green tea character.

Background to Hyson Green Tea

Chaofeng Hyson Green Tea comes from a particular tea garden in Anhui Province, China and is much better than most young Hyson. Hyson means "Flourishing Spring," and this variety has the fresh, green taste you would expect from a springtime tea. Traditionally, old to middle leaves (those below the new shoots at the top of the bush) make Hyson teas. The leaves are rolled, twisted, and sometimes made into a shape that looks like a clam. The word "young" was added to the name to show that the tea is made from young leaves (new shoots) and is of better quality and taste. In the 1700s, this tea was so popular that the British Tea Tax was higher than other teas.

A little tea history!

The first tea imports into England in the mid-1600s were very popular. The government of the day quickly realised the impact of such popularity and put taxes on tea that stayed in place until the late 1700s. With all the taxes on tea and even more for a Chaofeng Hyson Green Tea, people tried lots of different ways to avoid paying taxes. The servants in the homes of the wealthy would dry the old leaves and sell them again. Other shady people would use leaves from trees like beech and hawthorn to "cut" the tea. In the mid-1700s, smuggling China tea into England peaked, with frequent shipments from France and Belgium landing in Cornwall. Both the East India Company and the chancellor of the Exchequer knew how much money they were losing. They knew that only a big tax cut would make legal tea imports compete with illegal tea. Finally, in 1784 following the passing of the Commutation Act, the government made tax cuts on tea.

Luxury Green Tea
Anhui Province , China. Grown Between 1500 - 4900ft above sea level
Approx 20mg per cup
Young Hyson
Predominantly Green
Light, Fresh Green Tea Character
Great Addition
Light Bodied

Hyson Green Tea: Your FAQ Guide

Discover everything you need to know about Hyson Green Tea with our comprehensive FAQ guide. We've gathered the top most frequently asked questions your customers might ask!

What is Hyson Green Tea?

Hyson Green Tea is a variety of green tea that originates from China. It is made from young, twisted leaves that are pan-fired and rolled to preserve their freshness and flavour. Hyson Green Tea is known for its bright green colour, aromatic scent, and slightly sweet taste.

What are the health benefits of Hyson Green Tea?

Hyson Green Tea is rich in antioxidants, particularly catechins, which may help protect against cell damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It may also help improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, aid in weight loss by boosting metabolism, and support brain function by improving cognitive abilities and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

How to brew Hyson Green Tea?

To brew Hyson Green Tea, use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves per 8 ounces of water. Heat the water to 160–180°F (70–82°C) and pour it over the tea leaves. Steep for 2-4 minutes, strain the leaves and enjoy your tea. Adjust the steeping time and temperature according to your taste preferences.

What is the difference between Hyson Green Tea and other green teas?

The main differences between Hyson Green Tea and other green teas are the processing method, appearance, and taste. Hyson Green Tea is made from young, twisted leaves that are pan-fired and rolled, giving it a distinct flavour and aroma. Its bright green colour and slightly sweet taste set it apart from other green tea varieties.

Is Hyson Green Tea suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes, Hyson Green Tea is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, as it is made from plant-based ingredients and contains no animal-derived products.

How should I store Hyson Green Tea?

Store Hyson Green Tea in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture. A cool, dark place like a pantry or cupboard is ideal. Proper storage will help maintain the tea's freshness, flavour, and antioxidant properties.