Floral Pre-ming Dragon Well Green Tea Long Jing 花香龙井
Dragon Well green tea is one of the most famous teas in China, referred to in Chinese as "Long Jing". It originated in West Lake of Hangzhou, and is now cultivated in other parts of Zhejiang province and other regions of China, resulting in tea that can vary significantly in quality and taste. This tea is a top grade first batch of harvest in the middle of March, Ming qian or pre-ming, from the very clean high mountain environment surrounded by flowers and abundant plants. It is a local varietal called Qunti Zhong, which is the original historically grown varietal as opposed to the widely grown Long Jing #43, resulting in much better quality and taste.
This is truly an excellent tea in both quality and taste, very floral, and an exceptional treat for the discriminating connoisseur and Long Jing tea lovers. It reflects the four distinctive characteristics of high quality dragon well, flat spear shape, pale green color, intense aroma, and sweet aftertaste.
Origin: Xincang, Zhejiang, China
Varietal: Qunti Zhong, original local varietal
Picking standard: One bud, one baby leaf
Harvest Time: First batch harvest March 18, 2021
The first batch of Long Jing Dragon Well, has a rare floral aroma, full bodied, very smooth, has sweet aftertaste that lingers in your mouth and nose.Steeping Guide
185oF, 4g (2 tsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, 2-3 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.