Friday, June 09, 2006

My green tea from China

Is purportedly this. Longjing "Dragon Well" from Hangzhou, actually purchased in Hangzhou by our Hangzhou-based office manager (Hangzhou is apparently much cheaper than Shanghai and only a two hour train ride away). Also known as "the good stuff". Whether it really is or not, or what grade it is, I do not know. It appears to be a reasonably high grade though, because when the tea leaves rehydrate they are largely intact and clearly carefully hand-picked. It was purchased by our Chinese (native) office manager as a gift, maybe I should ask her for more info. (And BTW, contrary to snark below, I actually like this tea, it is one of the few teas that I drink without any sugar at all though I don't take much sugar in my tea or coffee regardless).

Just checked, and it appears that Chinese green tea does contain caffeine, albeit probably less than black tea. Bummer. Explains why I have trouble getting to sleep if I drink it in the evening! Guess I'll have to go back to the herbal tea in the evening...

- Badtux the Sometime-tea-drinkin' Penguin

1 comment:

  1. Tea does have caffeine but it also has a chemical in it that helps to prevent caffeine absorption.

    I still need to drink herbal tea at night because regular tea will keep me awake.

    Chamomile tea with a little nutmeg and cinnamon helps me sleep really well BTW

    Ole Blue the tea drinking Dawg


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