White Eagle Long Life

Refreshing and delightful. The spring tea has a hint of sweetness followed with a mild astringent finish.
One of the highest sources of EGCG of any green tea!
Steeping Time Steep: 2-3 Minutes
Amount: 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Steeping Temperature Water Temp: 195° F
Multiple infusionMultiple Infusion
Low CaffeineLow
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From the Hunan Province, this tea has the highest level of anti-oxidants we can find, with an amazing 17% polyphenol content (most  loose green teas are between 7 and 12%, supermarket teas are lower). Polyphenols contain EGCG, the most powerful form of anti-oxidants found in Green Tea. Teas high in EGCG are also excellent in aiding inflammation and arthritis.

Mountain mythology has it that there was an old race of mountain men who lived in caves and had learned the secrets of flight and immortality. The secrets were told to them by some women who lived in the valleys below. The women had learned the secrets directly from the eagles who lived in the great forests separating the men and the women. One day, the men invited the women up for Mao Feng tea, the local specialty. The women flew up to visit and were so impressed by the tea offered that they shared the secret of flight with them and blessed their teapot so they would live forever and remember every sip of the delicious tea as they did so.

We’ll be the first to admit that White Eagle Long Life still has not yet been scientifically proven to grant immortality. That said, it is packed with anti-oxidants so it is very good for the body. It’s also delicious. The cup is full and round, with honey like sweetness, mild astringency and notes of orchid. The unique production method used in its manufacture is one of the oldest in China. Pre-infusion, the dried leaf is straight and sturdy.

White Eagle Long Life, like all Mao Feng teas is considered one of China’s 3 celebrated teas. The other two places in this triumvirate of cups are held by Dragonwell and Pi Lo Chun. Like these, Mao Feng production is heavily regulated to ensure an authentic product. We’ve sourced this tea from a long time friend and grower in Hunan province known for his strict adherence to these regulations and progressive environmental record. In fact the first sip we ever had was in his field kitchen. The water was boiled over a fire in a 500-year-old kettle. 

When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180’F or 90’C. Place about 1-1 1/2 teaspoons in your cup, let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment - do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on and so on - until the flavor of the tea is exhausted. Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.]


Additional Info

Additional Info

Tin Weight (ounces) No
Ingredients Specialty white tea from China
Steep Temperature 195° F
Steep Time 2-3 Minutes
Caffeine Level Low Caffeine
Amount Tea 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Multiple Infusion? Yes
Tea Attributes Arthritis/Inflammation, Cancer Prevention
Choose Color No


Customer Reviews (4)

Really good teaReview by Chris
I blended this tea with jasmine pearls and made an outstanding brew! I’ve shared this tea with others and it was a big hit. (Posted on 11/3/2017)
A very fine tea.Review by Robert
A light yet well rounded flavor. A bit of an earthy taste but a clean finish. Certainly a delicious "not so green" green tea. (Posted on 9/30/2017)
Stunning flavor and qualityReview by Katherine W
I ordered a sample of this after reading about its health benefits. The tea is delicate in flavor but also subtle -- it reminds me of a white tea, but it is definitely a green tea. If you like a less grassy tasting green tea, this would be up your alley. It's worth the price! (Posted on 3/22/2017)
Highest Anti-oxidantsReview by Tahn
You can almost taste them - almost like a white tea! (Posted on 5/10/2016)

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