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Gift Caddy – Imperial Tea Shennong – White Tea –

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High high quality pure Chinese white tea, sold in a decorative packaging that will make a nice gift for your favourite white tea lover or for yourself! This tea is hand-picked in the early spring in the Fujian region of China.

Net weight: 50g.


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High high quality pure Chinese white tea, sold in a decorative packaging that will make a nice gift for your favourite white tea lover or for yourself! This tea is hand-picked in the early spring in the Fujian region of China.

Net weight: 50g.

You can brew up to 2-3 min. at 80°C, then separate the leaves from the infusion.
One amount of leaves can be brewed even 3 times (it’s advised to infuse a bit longer with every brew).

Shennong (神农) literally means “Divine Farmer” or “God of Agriculture” in Chinese. According to the tradition, he taught people how to cultivate plants. He is believed to be the founder of medical science and trading. Besides having taught humans the use of the plow together with other aspects of basic agriculture, the use of medicinal plants, and having been a god of the burning wind (in which the ash produced by fire fertilizes the fields), was sometimes said to be a progenitor to Chi You (a tribal leader of the ancient Nine Li tribe (九黎) during ancient China) They were both ox-headed, sharp-horned, bronze-foreheaded, and iron-skulled. One difference between mythology and science is exemplified in Chinese mythology: Shennong and Chi You were supposedly friends and fellow scholars, despite the 500 years or seventeen or eighteen generations between the first Shennong and Yellow Emperor (Chi You); and, that together they shared the alchemical secrets of medicine, immortality, and making gold.

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