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Tribute Dragon Well Tea Pre-Launch Offer!
June 16, 2007
Amazing-Green-Tea Newsletter 16 June 2007 Edition Issue #3:
Tribute Dragon Well Tea Pre-Launch Offer!
“Every medicine is the only medicine for a specific disease, but tea is the medicine for all causes,” Chen Zang, a famous Chinese pharmacist in Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 A.D.).
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> Table of Content
1. Tea Spotlight
- Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun Tea
2. Tea News
- Drinking Tea With Milk - Doing More Harm Than Good?
3. Tea Bits
- Green Tea Weight Loss - Fact Burner or Fiction
It's another exciting month for the Tribute Dragon Well tea. Drinkers continue to feedback very positively. It's amazing how individuals respond differently to the same tea. You can read their reviews at
Tribute Dragon Well Tea Customers Review
One of our customers, Danica, sums this tea up quite nicely:
I will categorize the Tribute Dragon Well tea as multidimensional, tolerating a wide range of temperatures and having a wide range of tastes.
Brewed at low temperatures (140 or even lower) with fewer leaves, it tastes like a delicious, fresh, floral water with a haunting aroma and aftertaste.
Using higher temperature water (170 or so) the leaves yield what I will characterize as a more 'masculine' liquor. Notes of asparagus, a nutty aroma, and grass predominate with the floral aftertaste the main hint of the softer side of this tea.
Many fine long jing teas are strong on the asparagus and chestnut aroma, which are very satisfying to drink and taste.
What seems to distinguish the very good tea from the great is the fresh sweetness and light floral aftertaste that gives the impression of drinking a delicious spring water bubbling out from an outdoor brook.
This effect is mysteriously produced from the best Dragon Well tea leaves, and is elusive. This Special Grade Tribute Dragon Well is wonderful because it gives just such an impression, yet it is strong and full-bodied all the same.
You can read her full review at
Tribute Dragon Well Tea - A Taster's Review
It's slightly disappointing that Danica decided to rate the tea 4 out of 5. To quote her:
This tea is terrific. I only give it four stars because if the Special Grade Tribute Dragon Well tea is already as good as it is, then the Ultimate grade must surely deserve the five stars.
So, to prove her right, we decided to set the tea drinking world ablaze by launching the Ultimate and 2nd grade tea from the same tea garden.
The Ultimate grade is the first pick from the tribute tea garden (10 to 11 March), the Special grade is the second pick (12 to 15 March) and the 2nd grade is the last batch of tea that we would regard as of acceptable Pre-Ming quality.
For those who are new to Chinese tea, Pre-Ming tea is picked before 5 April. Usually the earlier the tea is picked, the better. A Pre-Ming tea is generally accepted to be of sufficiently high quality.
It's only a couple of days difference, but for a tea like Longjing, it's enough to make the Ultimate grade costs up to twice as much as the Special Grade.
Liu has said that if anyone is dissatisfied after trying the Ultimate grade, he's quite happy to hang himself.
Well, don't take him seriously. Your purchase is covered under our 30-day 100% Money-Back-Guarantee.
The tea is priced at up to 50% discount compared to other vendors. To make it even more of a bargain, they come with a Pre-Launch offer price of up to 15% discount. The one-off offer ends 15 August 2007. So hurry up while it lasts.
And for those who would like to try in small quantity, we are now offering various 30 grams samplers, including a 3-in-1 that includes three 10 grams of Ultimate, Special and 2nd grades.
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Progress on tea sourcing is slow but steady. A Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun tea has arrived on my mailbox this morning. I will keep you posted if it's any good!
--1-- Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun Tea
The most remarkable thing about Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun tea is its delicateness. One kilogram of Bi Lo Chun tea can have 14,000 to 15,000 tea shoots. It was said that the highest record ever known was 18,000.
Why so? Because in the Dong Ting Mountains, fruit trees and tea bushes grow together, side by side. Dong Ting tea bushes are smaller. The taller fruit trees shield them from summer heat and winter snow, giving Bi Luo Chun tea those tender and delicate leaves.
The fruit trees and flowers also give Bi Luo Chun tea a wonderful floral aroma and fruity favor.
Finding an authentic Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun is a tricky affair (I've been looking for the past 2 months!). The article below explains the tea-making process, and the different varieties of Bi Luo Chun tea available.
A Guide to Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun Tea
--2-- Drinking Tea With Milk
A recent German study found that drinking black tea with milk destroys its ability to protect against heart disease.
It doesn't come as a surprise. It's a mystery of tea drinking waiting to be solved. To quote Cheng in his paper All teas are not created equal:
Consumption of black tea has been found to be associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease in Netherlands and in men and women in the United States, but not in the United Kingdom, where milk is customarily taken with tea.
Can this study be the answer? It could well be. Our take is that if you can't do without milk, use smaller amount or soya milk instead.
Drinking Tea With Milk - Doing More Harm Than Good?
--3-- Green Tea Weight Loss
Does drinking green tea help lose weight?
"Drinking tea for a long time makes one thin," says the ancient Chinese medicinal classic Ben Bao Shi Yi.
Fast forward 1,300 years, that's exactly what scientists have found today.
Researcher Swen Wolfram listed 74 studies in his review paper Anti-obesity effects of green tea. He concluded that green tea weight loss has been demonstrated in laboratory studies involving cells culture and animals.
Swen reviewed 9 human studies, with "most of these studies reported decreased body weight and fat mass".
Green Tea Weight Loss - Fat Burner or Fiction?
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Written by Julian Tai, BEng, MSc, FIA
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