High Mountain First Grade Dragon Well Green Tea Long Jing 高山龙井
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 a tea that can vary significantly in quality and taste. This specific tea is harvested from the locally grown historic varietal called Qunti Zhong, which exhibits noticeably higher quality and taste than the more widely grown Long Jing #43. This is truly an excellent every day tea and provides an authentically satisfying dragon well experience.
Origin: Xincang, Zhejiang, China
Varietal: Qunti Zhong, original local varietal
Picking standard: One bud, one baby leaf
Harvest Time: Pre-ming, 2021
A great every day tea, it is very aromatic, full bodied, smooth and sweet after taste.Steeping Guide
185oF, 4g (2 tsp) for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 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.