Dragon's Well Green Tea
Laboriously hand-harvested and hand-processed using centuries-old local, artisanal techniques, this authentic whole leaf and bud Long Jing green tea from a village near Hangzhou, China is exceptional (and our favorite green tea ever). Delivering a fuller flavor than most green teas, with notes of toasted soybeans and florals, and an experience that is fresh-green and round, Earthwise Beauty’s Dragon’s Well green tea is loaded with antioxidants, and may help to increase immunity, have a cooling influence on the body, and reduce inflammation. This lightly caffeinated, low-astrigency, tea helps to calm the mind and is believed to actually increase longevity.
Originally discovered when Earthwise Beauty founder, Ava, sent her in-laws to find a truly great quality, authentic Dragon’s Well tea and they personally traveled to the farm, translated Ava’s pages of questions, obtained excellent answers, and bought the first batch of tea.
Packaged in certified 100% compostable cellulose clear bags derived from renewable wood pulp that is sustainably harvested from FSC-managed plantations
Loose buds and whole leaves of Camellia sinensis from the Hangzhou countryside, Zhejiang, China. Pesticide-free and gluten-free.
Measure out ½ to 2 tablespoons of tea leaves (4 to 5 grams per 12 fl oz/354 ml of water) and place inside a teapot, tea mug, or French press. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of filtered cold water to your prepared leaves, then top off filtered, freshly boiled water (this is to approximate the ideal brewing temperature for this tea, 185 degrees F/85 degrees C). Steep, covered, for 1 to 2 minutes only, then strain if desired. The same tea leaves may be brewed up to four times.
Founded by herbalist, flower essence practitioner, and studying aromatherapist, Ava Zhan, Earthwise Beauty was built upon a lifetime love of skincare products and immersion in nutritional and herbal healing, homeopathy, and aromatherapy.
When she lived in New York City in her early 20s, she worked at a book publisher and would create products in the evenings with ingredients from the local health food store. Soon her coworkers were begging her to make products for them, and her nights were filled to the brim with crafting products. And, so, the spark for Earthwise Beauty was born.
Now with a deep focus on freshness, purity, quality, and luxury, and based in Spokane, Washington, Earthwise Beauty has evolved into a small-batch, organic skincare line based on alive, unrefined, plant-based ingredients with a commitment to preserving the life force contained within the plants. And sourcing is paramount: Ava has close partnerships with organic gardeners, two beekeepers, and a small handful of essential oil and hydrosol suppliers and distillers (who are all dedicated to authenticity, purity, freshness, and organic and sustainability standards). Earthwise Beauty also stays focused on their pro-environment practices and fair trade commitment, and their passion for sustainability informs everything they do: from ingredient selection and product development to packaging and shipping materials. They also have set up an ongoing quarterly donation program to nonprofit organizations that not only spread the word about man-caused damage to the planet earth, its climate, and its fauna and flora, but that have the know-how to effect real changes.