Goji Green Loose Leaf Tea has blue cornflower blossom, pomegranate arils, and ‘superfruit’ gojiberries for a subtle, tart sweetness.
This is truly a red diamond in the crown, the name used by the Chinese for the gojiberry. Grown on plantations along the floodplains of the Yellow River for more than 600 years, the gojiberry has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for nearly 2,000 years. One of the more interesting myths surrounding the berry is of Li Qing Yuen who was said to have consumed red diamonds daily and lived to the age of 252. (1678-1930). Check out our Sip Locally Tea Journey blog post about this man, and a post about how Green Tea makes you happier.
Carefully picked or shaken from the trees, gojiberries are dried in full sun, dehydrating over a period of 48 hours. Rich in nutrients, minerals, and amino acids, gojiberries have very high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and beta carotene. The gojiberry is said to boost your immune system, help fight infection, relieve insomnia, and, oh yeah, forgetfulness. Best of all, it tastes really good.
Drink lots of this tea and expect to live a long and happy life.
20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf tea.
Brewing Instructions for Goji Green Tea
Steep this tea multiple times as loose leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to the superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision, so please experiment to determine your preferences.
Use water between 180 and 190 degrees F, or allow boiling water to stand for 2 minutes. Steep your Goji Green Tea as little as 1 minutes, but not more than 4 minutes. For each of the following steeps use water of the same temperature and double the steep time. Goji Green Tea can be steeped at least 3 times and depending on the steep times, as many as 5 times. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. If you do not want to drink all the tea, store in fridge for wonderful iced tea.
Store in a dry place.