There are about 6 procedures to make Oolong tea. First is picking fresh Oolong tea leaves by cutter. Second is wither the fresh tea leaves by nature or by people. Third is to make green in machine. In this procedure, machine will damage tea leaves’ cell and oxidize it. Fourth is to remove the water and control the depth of oxdization. Fifth is to roll the soft tea leaves into round shape. Sixth is to dry the shaped tea leaves.
Real Lungching tea is processed by hand. There are about 6 procedures to make Lungching. First is picking fresh Lungching tea leaves. Second is lay fresh tea leaves open indoor. Third is to remove the water in tea leaves in hot pan about 12-15 minutes. Fourth is regain the moisture in nature condition about 40 to 60 minutes. Fifth is to reshape the tea leaves into flat shape. Sixth is to sort the tea leaves and get rid of tea leave pieces.
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C.Reduced Signs of Aging
A.Heart Health Benefits
B. Anti-Cancer Benefits
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Gongfu tea ceremony always happens in infusion of Oolong tea, Puer tea or black tea. There are 6 steps in Gongfu tea ceremony. First is to warm the tea vessel, including Gaiwan or Purple clay teapot, taste cups, smell cups; Second to add tea in Gaiwan(chinaware covered bowl); Third is to wash tea by 100centigrade boiled water,which can keep clean tea and do some preparation for next step of complete infusion. Forth is to completely infuse the tea by 100centigrade boiled water. Fifth is to smell the frangrance of tea.Usually, we will smell the aroma from lid of Gaiwan for good frangrance collects on lid during infusion. Sixth is to enjoy the tea soup with intoxication.
There are also 6 steps to infuse without-oxidization teas, such as green tea, white tea and flower tea. First is to put tea leaves in brewer. Usually, we use glass cup as our brewer. Second is to add some 85 centigrade boiled water in brewer. It is enough to add water to reach 1/3 of vessel;Third is to smell tea frangrance by joggling the brewer.;Fourth is add more 85 centigrade water in brewer.;Fifth is to completely infuse the tea leaves about 2-3minutes;Sixth is to enjoy tea with intoxication.
Tea in China
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.
According to legend, tea was first discovered by the Chinese emperor and inventor Shennong in 2737 BCE. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) came into being.
While historically the origin of tea as a medicinal herb useful for staying awake is unclear, China is considered to have the earliest records of tea drinking, with recorded tea use in its history dating back to the first millennium BCE. The Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) used tea as medicine. The use of tea as a beverage drunk for pleasure on social occasions dates from the Tang Dynasty(618–907 CE) or earlier.