Dragon Well (aka. Long Jing) green tea is certainly one of the most famous Chinese green teas with its unique, distinctive flat, jade-green leaf appearance. Traditionally made, authentic Long Jing green tea should offer a distinctive, sweet nutty flavours reminiscent of grilled chestnut. As China's most famous green tea, Dragon Well can be found in Chinese mythology and poetry and the tea has enjoyed its prestige as the choice of emperors and special dignitaries.
Our Dragon Well (Long Jing) Bio, hailing from a EU/USDA certified organic tea garden in southern Zheijiang Province. Made from gentle tea buds and leaves which are harvested in early April, this pre-Qing Ming Long Jing is a quintessential example of how classic Dragon Well green tea should taste.
This pristine, organic tea garden is located on high mountains 800m above sea level, which provides a unique, ideal environment and weather conditions for cultivating fine tea. The garden is often covered with fog and mist (high level of air moisture saturation) and the tea plants are exposed to the ideal amount of sun shine but still protected from harsh high summer temperature and dry winter wind.
As pre-Qing Ming Long Jing from West Lake and Meijiwau village in Hangzhou demands an exorbitant price tag and there are too many counterfeits in the market, we decided to work with this certified EU/USDA organic tea garden in Zhejiang Province to offer you a carefully grown, pesticide-free and traditionally made pre-Qing Ming Dragon Well tea.
As you will see from the brewed tea leaves, leaves show a meticulous hand-picking standard and the brewed liquor offers a classic flavour of a well-made, traditional Long Jing tea, with a distinctive sweet nutty and toasty flavour, yet very pure taste, which shows its quality made from early spring harvest. When we tasted the sample of this organic Long Jing - voilà, we were convinced that this Long Jing is exactly what we were looking for! A delightfully rounded, velvety liquor with its unmistakable roasted chestnut and hazelnut flavours and a lingering sweet finish.
As a natural source of antioxidant such as Catechin and Vitamin C, our Dragon Well green tea will not only satisfy your palate, but will also help nourish your body and mind as well.
Tea Region: Zhejiang Province, China
- Appearance: Translucent, pale, green liquor with a light golden hue.
- Aroma: Nutty (grilled chestnut), sweet, umami and toasted aromas.
- Flavour: Pronounced nutty flavour (hazelnuts, chestnuts) with a sweet and long lasting finish.
- Mouthfeel: Smooth, supple liquor with a velvety mouthfeel. A touch of very delicate bitterness and acidity.
- Measure 3g of tea per 200ml water. Boil water to 80℃. Steep for 2-3 minutes.
Reference: Op. 219