Premium Dragon Well (Long Jing) - Organic

Premium Dragon Well (Long Jing) - Organic

Regular price
$58.00
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$58.00

An early harvest of this beautiful spring hand-picked, hand-produced, organic green tea. It has a rich, nutty flavor and yields a clear, yellow-green infusion. 

About 
Dragon Well is one of the most famous green tea styles in China.
The most famous tea growing region for Dragon Well is its birthplace, the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Origin

Dragon Well or Long Jing (龙井 in simplified Chinese |  龍井 in traditional Chinese) originated in Hangzhou's West Lake region, in today's Zhejiang Province. There are two cultivars used for the vast majority of this tea. 

Bendi (or native) is the oldest, heirloom cultivar; and 43, a younger cultivar developed in the latter part of the 20th century, is used to improve yields.

This batch of Dragon Well tea comes from the fabled Yellow Mountain, in Anhui province. They are using Bendi cultivar in a pristine tea garden, which yielded the best value-for-money (aroma, taste & environmental stewardship) among all the Dragon Well samples that we tried this year.

We chose this origin because it is much farther than West Lake from major urban developments, and because these particular growers have over 10 years supplied delicious, organically grown tea. 

Brewing

Tea

4g (~1 tbsp)

Water

240ml (1 cup)

Temperature

75°C (167°F)

Steep Time

220 seconds