Origin.

Hangzhou, one of the most historical city in China, has evolved into a thriving city teeming with numerous tea houses since the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Marco Polo was astounded by the laid back and exquisite lifestyle so much that he had once depicted Hangzhou as the most splendid and refined city on earth.

Located in the southwest of the scenic West Lake in Hangzhou, Longjing Village (Dragon Well) is one of the largest tea plantations in China. Longjing village is surrounded by mountains in all directions. The peaks in the north west block the cold air in winter. In the south, a creek stretching to Qiantang River enables the warmer air reaches the valley quickly in the spring and summer.These unique advantages with proper temperature and moisture for tea plantation are richly endowed by nature.

Qian Xue, a certified advanced tea appraiser and certified tea artist, works at the renowned Department of Tea Science in Zhejiang University, a top-rated University in China.

- The Founder of Dan Shui Jian Studio

Osmanthus Red Tea.

Osmanthus Red Tea is produced by combining fresh osmanthus fragrans flowers with red tea leaves in a gentle manner. Traditional Chinese medicine claims that drinking osmanthus tea helps improve complexion due to the contained antioxidant ingredients.

Osmanthus fragrans is a traditional and famous ornamental plant in China. It has been cultivated in China for about 2,500 years, and is still of importance there today. The flowers are being widely used to flavor tea, wine and sweets, as well as an ingredient in herbal medicine.

The best osmanthus teas are produced by layering process, in which the flowers are placed in a tight area together with the leaves, which absorb their fragrance. This process is then repeated several times. Osmanthus tea can be made with many different Chinese teas as the base, Longjing (Dragon Well) red tea from Hangzhou, for example, is the base for the osmanthus tea presented here.

Producer.

This presented osmanthus red tea was carefully hand-picked, produced and blended by our partner, Dan Shui Jian Studio, who is dedicated to expand Chinese tea culture to the world from its origin of Hangzhou City. Its founder, Qian Xue, who is a certified advanced tea appraiser and certified tea artist, works at the renowned Department of Tea Science in Zhejiang University, a top-rated University in China. Dan Shui Jian Studio introduces different seasonal teas throughout the whole year. They also offer on-site Chinese tea culture sharing and learning workshops.