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[Product Code] T4TEA-A05
[Place of Origin] West Lake, Hang Zhou, China
[Net Weight] 6 Pieces / Box
[Packaging] Paper Box
About Dragon Well Tea (Long Jing Tea)
Longjing is one of China's top 10 teas and is considered the best by those devoted to green tea. The flat and smooth tea leaves (resembling pine needles with a pale green color) brew a tea with light green color, a subtle fragrant scent, and a refreshing taste.
Long Jing, which translates as dragonwell, is one of China's most celebrated green teas. It is grown in the mountainous regions of Lion's Peak of Hangzhou, Zheijiang province. Like other famous teas (notably Darjeeling), the notion of "flush"(time of picking i.e. spring, summer or autumn) applies to this wonderful tea. First flush Long Jing, which is picked once a year by hand when the leaves and buds are at their smallest and most fragrant stage, is immediately roasted and has a characteristic shape of leaves folded flat along their length. This is a premium tea and highly prized as such in China. It is difficult to find in export as it's mostly consumed by the local market and it isn't cheap. Long Jing is very delicate and fresh tasting, has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor and a lasting buttery finish. It's a very healthy tea with a high vitamin C content and many of the anti-oxydants that are usually present in green tea. It is good for any moment of the day except maybe evening where it might a little too stimulating and so prevent sleep. This tea doesn't store very well (green teas are best drunk fresh). Green teas can be stored for 1 year in a dry, air- and light-tight container.
Dragon Well Tea & Long Jing Tea (Chinese Green Tea)
Origin: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province China
Packaging: Sealed, Tin-foil packaging. Keep fresh for long time.
Suggested Usage: Use between one and two teaspoons of leaves per cup of 85-95 degree water (185-203 fahrenheit) for up to 3-5 minutes.
Dragon Well Tea, also known as Longjing Tea, is the most celebrated tea among the top ten teas in China. The tea is grown in the Longjing mountain area of Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake, where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the title of Most Famous Chinese Tea. The flat and smooth tea leaves (resembling pine needles with a yellow to dark green color) brew a tea with light to dark green color, a fragrant scent, and a refreshing taste. Longjing is divided into seven grades: Superior, Special, and then 1 down to 5. Infused leaves are a good indicator of quality, which is characterized by maturity and uniformity of the shoots harvested for processing. High quality Longjing teas produce tender, whole leaves that are uniform in appearance. When steeped, the Dragon Well Tea (Longjing Tea) produces a yellow-green color, a gentle, pure aroma, and a rich and pleasant flavor. The tea contains Vitamin C, amino acids, and has one of the highest concentrations of catechins among teas, second only to white teas.
Dragon Well Tea (Longjing Tea) is well-known for its property: It’s flat and tightly-closed in shape like sprout of lotus seed, besides, it’s light green and glossy in color similar as brown rice with the hidden down on the sprout. Infused in glass, it’s dark green but bright in body, dancing up and slowly with it’s green tea leaves.
1. Generally use 5g green tea per 250ml water.
2. The best water temperature for brewing green dragon well tea should be around 85o C [185 degree Fahrenheit].
3. Pour the hot water over the tea leaves, and wait for about 2 minutes’ infusion.
4. Then enjoy the tea. Could brew 3-4 times.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 17 April, 2011.