Yunnan Wild Grown Jiaogulan * Gynostemma pentaphyllum

$4.75 USD

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop

Wild grown Jiaogulan (绞股蓝) from Mangshi county of Dehong!  Grown in the mountains of southwestern China for thousands of years, Jiaogulan is a wild herb that has been consumed as a tea or in soups.  Jiaogulan is believed to have many properties similar to Ginseng, and has almost 3 times as many saponins (gypenosides) as Panax Ginseng.  Jiaogulan contains a plethora of anti-oxidants, adaptogens and plays a role in blood sugar and blood sugar regulation. 

You can brew Jiaogulan much as you would a green tea, pu-erh or oolong.  Measure 5 grams per 100ml brewing device (gaiwan or cha hai).  Use 90-95c spring water and wash once briefly to activate the Jiaogulan.  Drink successive infusions.  Brewing time can increase after a few steepings (start with 25 seconds).

The taste is sweet with some bitterness to counter it.  Drink regularly for benefits. No caffeine whatsoever!

April 2018 Harvest