Latin Name: Camellia Sinensis
Origin Country: China
Chinese Hyson green tea originates from Anhui province in China. Hy-son translates to “Flourishing Spring” and these particular varietals impart the fresh green character you would expect to be a part of any springtime experience.
This young Hyson tea is a highly graded tea and is sure to meet your expectations with a full body and smooth greenish tasting liquor. This tea is harvested before the rains and carries a delicious earthy, sunny flavour.
Hyson green tea is best boiled at a water temperature of less than 80 degrees. Served hot it typically doesn’t require milk or sugar however; it is also excellent served cold and is delightful with a garnish of lemon or a twist of lime.
1.Place the water in a tea kettle and heat it to 70°c to 80°c.
2.Put 1 teaspoon of tea leaves.
3.Place the tea leaves in the pot or cup, either directly or in an infuser.
4.Pour the water over the tea leaves.
5.Place the lid on the teapot, or if using a cup, cover it with a lid or a small saucer.
6.The tea should steep for 1 to 3 minutes.
Green tea is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when consumed as a drink in moderate amounts.
Green tea is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth long-term or in high-doses. It can cause side effects because of the caffeine. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion.