Sometimes known as ‘Dragons Eye’, Longan fruits have a light yellow outer skin and an off-white fleshy inside with a dark seed. Dried Longans take on a reddish-brown colour both inside and on the outside.
How does it taste?
Relax in a garden hide-away and sip a delicious cup of Longan Tea. Let your eye linger on the rich, red liquor and your nose enjoy the aroma of lush, exotic plantations. The taste is mellow, full-bodied and naturally sweet. As a result of the drying process you are left with a rich, musky lingering earthy aftertaste.
Longan tea is know to balance the Chi, the vital energy of the body. It replenishes and nourishes the blood, making it ideal for women to drink during their period. Longan stimulates the production of white blood cells, which improves immunity.
WATER: 250ml | TEMPERATURE: 90ºC | TEA: 1 – 2 pieces
Place 2 teaspoons of tea into your cup. Add water into your cup until leaves are fully submerged. Swirl your cup for 5 seconds and discard water. This is called the rinsing process. Add 250ml hot water and allow the tea to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Add raw honey to taste. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
For iced tea, double the amount of tea and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. Add ice and serve. Long brewing periods will render a bolder flavour. Re-steep 2 more times.