Authentic Mei Jia Wu West Lake Dragon Well Xi Hu Long Jing Green Tea 西湖龙井
We brought back our beloved Mei Jia Wu West Lake dragon well. Nuttiness at first, then when you inhale deeply into the tea liquor, the unexpected orchid fragrance consistently fills the nose. What a great dragon well that combines floral notes and nuttiness so wonderfully!
Xi Hu Long Jing is known as one of the world's most renowned Chinese fine green teas. The beautiful scenery along West Lake of Huang Zhou and nearby tea mountains has given this tea a romantic and spiritual appeal as well as a magnificent sensory experience.
Mei Jia Wu (梅家坞) is one of the five famous villages that produces the world's best Dragon Well green tea. This tea is late March pre-ming harvest from a respected local dragon well tea producer. With all of the attributes of an exceptional quality West Lake Dragon Well, this tea exhibits high floral fragrance that brings unexpected delight to your senses. The liquor flows and rolls so smoothly in your mouth and flows down through your throat like the flowing waters of a mountain stream and gives you inner comfort like a sweet breeze. The smooth sweetness or huigan (回甘) of authentic West Lake Dragon Well exemplifies why it is such a world class tea. A true delicacy and a sensory delight!
Origin: Yang Mei Ling village of Shi Fang mountain, Huangzhou, China
Varietal: Qunti Zhong, traditional local varietal
Harvest: Pre-ming, March 28, 2022
Plucking standard: One bud, one baby leaf
A well-made artisan tea, it has elegant floral notes, nutty flavor, and a very smooth sweetness that lingers in your mouth and nose.
185oF, 4g (2 tbsp) for 6-8oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, first steeping 1 minute, up to 3 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
To get the most enjoyment out of the tea, we recommend using a gaiwan or glass brewing vessel without an infuser. For the best tea tasting results, warm up the teaware first, then add the tea leaves, take in the aroma, then pour the hot water on the side wall of the teaware. Please see more specific step-by-step brewing instructions below:
1. Tea to water ratio: 3g to 150ml/5oz water.
2. Water temperature: 180-185 F. Never, never use boiling water.
3. Water quality: Recommend to use spring water or filtered water. No tap water, purified or distilled water.
4. Brewing time: First steep about 2 minutes, subsequent steep 1-2min. If you use a gaiwan or porcelain teapot, please don’t cover your tea with the lid.
5. Note, please don’t forget to smell the aroma before drinking your tea. Aroma is always the first part of your sensory tea experience.