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Young Hyson
Young Hyson


Cost per cup: 26¢ (9
¢ with 3 infusions)

Price: $6.00

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Young Hyson ("Flourishing Spring") is produced in Eastern China where young leaves from high altitudes are picked before the spring rains and masterfully crafted into the shape of a fine brow. The teas are wok fired to prevent oxidation and during the second wok firing are hand-rolled and tightly twisted. The resulting tea brews golden-yellow with a slight sweetness from the young leaves and a robust flavor uncharacteristic of most green teas. It was a favorite high quality green in England and the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries. 15 chests of Young Hyson were actually thrown overboard in the Boston Tea Party. Hyson was also the first tea ordered by George Washington after he became President.

Health Benefits:
  • Great source of Antioxidants, which have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease
  • Studies show green tea consumption can aide in decreasing blood pressure
  • May aid in lowering cholesterol
  • May help in promoting the immune system

Chinese Green Tea

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Love the flexibility of this tea May 27, 2014
Reviewer: EB from Alexandria, VA United States  
As I learned this particular tea is the most "forgiving" in terms of over brews.  While I do try to keep within the brewing times, I don't stress if the brew end up going over a bit beyond the max recommended time.

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Classic flavor August 12, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Washington, DC United States  
This is a lovely green tea with no surprises - what most people probably think of as "green tea" taste.

It does overheat easily, so I recommend brewing at 190 or below to avoid any hint of bitterness.

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