Organic Five Peaks Green Dew Green Tea

Light-bodied with low astringency, slighty sweet, and a kelp-like vegetal quality

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Five Peaks Green Dew Green Tea
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Organic Five Peaks Green Dew Green Tea

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From the Hubei province in China, this organic tea is produced at high elevations and is also known as Green Jade and Jade Cloud. With dark green, needle-like leaves that are finely rolled, this organic and Fair Trade Certified tea has a light-bodied brew with low astringency, a slight sweetness, a kelp-like vegetal quality and a lingering, pleasant aftertaste. Its unique sweetness is unlike other grades of Chinese green tea such as Mao Feng which are also needle-like in appearance.

Ingredients: organic Chinese green tea

Origin: Xuan En Yisheng Tea Co-op, Hubei Province, China

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Hubei is located in central China and most famous for its Three Gorges Dam in Yichang. Its humid subtropical climate has four distinct seasons, ranging from cool to cold winters to hot and humid summers. This fluctuation in temperature allows its tea plants to have a particularly long dormancy, which have a greater accumulation of essential oils in its first flush. Located in Southwestern Hubei where the Qingjiang River connects with the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, the Xuan En Yisheng Tea Co-Op is situated in part of the Wuling mountain range where 70% of the land is covered by forests. Certified organic in 2006 and Fair Trade in 2007, most of its 1200-strong membership is from the Enshi Tujia ethnicity. The co-op has voted to use their Fairtrade premiums to build a hospital, provide health insurance, and construct tea factories, among many other initiatives.

Steeping Instructions

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At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Aubrey

    "For those of you who remember our Jing Mai Green Tea, this Five Peaks Green Dew Green Tea is the closest equivalent we have found!"

Health Benefits

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Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.

Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 5
    Wonderfully refreshing

    Posted by David Corbo on 13th Jul 2020

    This has been a favorite of mine ever since my first cup. Great balance between nectar and grassy flavors. I continue to experiment with other green teas, but this one is always in the pantry!

  • 5
    Like Sencha but affordable

    Posted by Daniel Cohen on 4th Apr 2019

    The most sencha-like chinese tea I've had, grassy and sweet without any butteryness. No astringency. Only yielded 1 and 1/2 brews sadly. A great base green tea for adding one's own flavorings

  • 4
    five peaks green dew

    Posted by Jim B. on 16th Jul 2017

    Do not let the absolutely clear amber infusion fool you; this tea is packed with flavor. You keep waiting for the bitterness on the finish, but it doesn't happen. The forward flavors just linger. The lack of bitterness may be what enables many tasters to recognized the subtle sweetness of this tea. I'm new to the world of green tea and only gave this 4 stars because I haven't tasted enough to 'know' what a 5 star tea should taste like. That said, I do love this tea. I find myself reaching for this one first over gunpowder, dragonwell or sencha. The best part is the price! Nice find!

  • 5
    Very Sweet

    Posted by Samuel Godsey on 1st Dec 2016

    This tea is one of my favorite afternoon teas... Very sweet!

  • 4
    Complex and pleasant

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Jul 2016

    This tea's got a lot going on. The aroma is pretty unique -- sweet and fruity, almost berry-like. Then when you steep the leaves, you also get grassy and vegetal flavors, which are then undercut by some richness and a slight buttery mouth-feel that I wasn't expecting. No bitterness or astringency. Anyone who enjoys Chinese or Japanese green tea should at least try a sample of this.

  • 5
    A special brew

    Posted by Kara on 24th May 2016

    This tea has a buttery, and yes, kelp-like aroma and flavor to it. It's similar to the Korea Sejak in a way. I was overall impressed with this Chinese green, as I'm usually more partial to the Japanese greens. Wonderful!

  • 3
    Very aromatic Chinese green tea

    Posted by Dimitra on 8th Mar 2015

    What struck me the most about this tea was the aroma prior to drinking it. Freshly cut hay comes to mind. The flavor was similar to the aroma: brown vegetal/kelp and just a bit sweet. I prefer the grassy green vegetal flavor of Japanese green teas, but it is a very nice tea, and paired well in the afternoon with a scone.

  • 3
    Good for a Chinese tea

    Posted by Bob on 8th Mar 2015

    I am more of a Japanese green tea fan, but this is a good Chinese tea. It hearkens back to my Coca-Cola drinking days as a youth, with a caramelized acidity.

  • 4
    The flavor grew on me- a touch of sweetness

    Posted by JoeB on 16th Apr 2014

    At first taste, I thought this Chinese green lacked character. After making it a touch stronger, some sweet/fruity flavor mingled with the green tea taste. Now, it's peasant, re-freshing, and on the lighter side. Probably better suited to afternoon than morning, but that's a matter fo taste, eh?

  • 4
    Great for a chinese green tea

    Posted by Adam on 23rd Aug 2013

    I am more of a Japanese tea lover, but I have to admit, this tea is great. The description is on track when it states that it has a sweetness to it. It has a very subtle flavor to it almost, to me, of a white tea. It brews a very light liquor that gives a wonderful aroma. You do have to use a little more than some other teas but it makes all the difference in the world as I believe the tea would be to weak if you used less than two teaspoons. I believe that this would be a wonderful tea for people just starting to try green teas. As always, another wonderful tea from the best place to by high quality tea. Thanks Arbor Tea!

  • 4
    Reminiscent of Mao Feng

    Posted by Richard Sitorius on 23rd Jan 2012

    This is a delightful cup of tea when steeped precisely right. I found it to be somewhat less forgiving when I wasn't paying attention to my tea pot that was steeping, and let it go too long. But when done correctly it's delicious!

  • 5
    Delicious, vegetal, sweet

    Posted by Rene on 18th Dec 2011

    Wow, what a nice vegetal, sweet tea! For those who like the green, vegetal taste ... try it! You might just fall in love with this one! A definitive buy for me and the beginning of a love relationship :-) Thank u Arbor Team!

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