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Introducing our newest green tea variety, Dragon Well.

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Dragon Well (Lung Ching in local parlance) is one of China's most famous green teas. Picked early in the spring "before the rains" of mid-April, the leaves are tender, vibrant with flavor, a basic Lung Ching offering a subtle chestnut flavor.  Grown organically on an island on the coast of Zhejiang Province, these fresh leaf buds are pan-roasted in woks to give the leaves their characteristic shape and bring out the natural, sweet qualities of the tea.  The leaves are firmly pressed and shaped against the surface of the roasting wok. Hand-working the leaf gives this tea its distinctive feather-like shape. The...

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Green Tea …. It’s good for you. And just don’t take our word for it.

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Green Tea …. It’s good for you.  And just don’t take our word for it.    Consider this article from University of Maryland Medical Center.  https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/green-tea;  a summary extract is below. Tea has been cultivated for centuries, beginning in India and China. It is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. Hundreds of millions of people drink tea, and studies suggest that green tea (Camellia sinesis sinesis) in particular has many health benefits. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants are substances that fight free...

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And what exactly is a Quince? Bluffton Tea's Savannah Blend, Green Tea & Quince

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Bluffton Tea’s Savannah Blend’s key ingredients are green tea, quince & mallow flowers.  It’s a clean refreshing incredibly flavorful tea with a hint of sweetness and full of green tea antioxidants.  We’ve discovered when doing taste testings, a recurring question is What exactly is a Quince?     A Quince is a autumn fruit of the pomme family.  It is a hard, yellow, fragrant fruit that looks like a cross between an apple and a pear.  In full disclosure, it is definitely not a beauty queen in its appearance and tastes terrible raw, while confusingly emitting a unique fragrance with hints of...

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A perfect Saturday morning indulgence, Bluffton Tea's Jasmine Green Tea Latte

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A perfect Saturday morning indulgence for before/during/after the kids’ soccer games or just errands,  a latte made with Bluffton Tea’s Jasmine Green & Flowers Tea  - so yummy!  Jasmine Green Tea Latte 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon Bluffton Tea’s Jasmine Green & Flowers Tea   1 cup non dairy milk (non-sweetened almond or soy milk) 1/8 t matcha or vanilla powder optional, sweeten to taste with agave or maple syrup to taste. Steep your tea in 1 cup of boiling water. Heat your milk either on the stove top or in the microwave.  Pour into your blender, add sweetener as desired,...

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