Authentic Mei Jia Wu West Lake Dragonwell Green Tea 西湖龙井
Mei Jia Wu is one of the five well-known villages that produce the world's most famous West Lake dragon well green tea. The beautiful scenery in West Lake, Huangzhou, China has given this tea a wonderful sensory experience as well as a romantic and spiritual appeal.
This tea is 2021 pre-ming harvest from famous Hangzhou Hupao Longjing company. It is from the traditional local varietal called Qunti Zhong, which is widely cut down to grow Long Jing #43 varietal for greater yield in late 1990s. Whereas dragonwell tends to be associated with nutty flavors, this tea possesses the authentic signature nutty flavor as well as huigan (回甘), a great treat for dragon well lovers.
Please note that the original pack shown in the featured photo only applies to the 250g purchase option. All other order sizes are packaged in our top quality resealable pouches.
Origin: Mei Jia Wu village, Huangzhou, China
Varietal: Qunti Zhong, traditional local varietal
Harvest: Pre-ming, March 20, 2021
Plucking standard: One bud, one baby leaf
This is exceptionally artisan made tea, has elegant floral notes, nutty flavor, very smooth and sweet that lingers in your mouth and nose.
185-190oF, 4g (2 tbsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 minute, 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: 2-3gram to 100ml/3.5oz 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: about 1-2 minutes. If you use a gaiwan or porcelain teapot, please don’t cover your tea with the lid.
5. Lastly, please don’t forget to smell the aroma before drinking your tea. Aroma is always the first part of your sensory tea experience.