Dragon well or Long Jing Green Tea
Net weight 50gm
This tea contains Caffeine.
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Drink this emperors' tea - a cup of Longjing tea/Dragon Well tea of centuries gone by. Tea drinkers can enjoy this tea bursting with flavour and grassy notes, nutty undertones, and stunning green hues of Dragon's Well tea. Connoisseurs will also appreciate the layered flavor profile of this Chinese green tea and the rich history of the growing region that makes these authentic and rare teas.
Long jing green tea is traditionally harvested by hand, with special attention paid to collecting uniform leaves for the highest grade teas. High-quality Long jing tea is called superior grade and features uniformity in terms of the size and shape of the leaves and also demonstrates a tenderness not found in lower quality blends. The highest quality Long jing teas mainly come from the West Lake area (Xihu) of Zhejiang.
After harvest, the tea leaves are placed in a large wok and pan-fired like many other Chinese teas. This heating process prevents the leaves from oxidizing, thus allowing them to maintain the rich green hue and the integrity of nutrients. This type of green tea contains high amounts of catechins, vitamin C, and amino acids.
Long Jing tea is generally nutty, sweet, zesty and delicious to sip, all at the same time. But remeber there are lots of personal aspects to taste and aroma of the tea drinker. How you drink (with a slurp of air or any other way),swirl, images that come to your mind and your personal experience. This may be quite different to your companion drinking exactly the same brew.
Try to buy it from a good supplier and don’t always go by labels and first flush as you will end up paying top dollar. The Xieu Long Jing is the most expensive (may be like $220 per 100 gms). The tea from third and fourth flush is pretty good to have. In the end your taste is paramount.
Long Jing /Dragon Well green tea is the world’s best known green tea from China. This tea is made in large quantities different qualities and grown in varied regions and elevations in China. Long Jing green tea is Pan fried by machine and fired by hand second time or just fired by hand both times.
Authentic Long Jing tea (otherwise known as Dragonwell) must be grown in Zhejiang province. If it is grown anywhere else then it is considered a fake (much like champagne).
Please note that you may find white yellow fur on the tea and little balls of fur in the tea. This is NOT mold but is tea fur showing that the tea is a very early spring tea - it demonstrates the quality of this Long Jing.
How to Brew your Dragon well/Long jing Tea:
- Rinse a gaiwan or teacup with hot water. Swirl the hot water to warm the cup.
- Take 1 teaspoon of Long jing loose tea and place it in a tea strainer.
- Set the strainer in the gaiwan or tea cup.
- Fill the teacup with water around 80-85 degrees celsius.
- Let the tea leaves steep for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove the tea leaves and enjoy your cup of tea!
Long jing or dragon well tea leaves can be infused 3 to 5 times without losing their flavor. Make sure you increase the steeping time with each infusion by about 30 seconds. After that you can turn the leaves into a salad or mix with rice, season with lemon and soya sauce and enjoy a treat.
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