Dog Head Tribute Green Tea (Gou Gu Nao) 狗牯脑茶
Dog Head Tribute tea gets its name from it's origin of Dog Head Mountain, Shui Chuang county, Jiangxi province. The locals named the tea after the most famous mountain in that tea-producing area, which is shaped like a dog’s head. Dog Head tea is a famous green tea, developed during the Qing dynasty, about 300 years ago. Shui Chuan is a mountainous region, with 80% covered by forest, and misty clouds usually blanket the mountain tops. This tea is a favorite of the local Jiangxi people.
This tea is more extensively processed than other green tea, has a stronger flavor and can sustain multiple steepings. It is full bodied, creamy, smooth, and has a sweet aftertaste, very refreshing.
Due to its soil, Dog Head tea contains more amino acid, polyphenols and other nutrients, and is especially rich in zinc and selenium.
Origin: Shui Chuan county, Jiangxi Province, China
Varietal: Local varietal called Qunti Zhong
Harvest time: Early April 2019
Elevation: 800 meters
Caffeine level: Medium
Health Benefits: Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. Studies suggest green tea has the following health benefits.
- Helps to fight cancer
- Helps to reduce radiation
- Helps to relax mind and reduce stress
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
185oF, 3-4 grams (1 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 min, 3 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.