Chinese Green Tea - Dragon Well (Longjing)

Regular price $39.00

Longjing is China's most famous and premium green tea. Authentic Longjing tea (known as Dragon Well) must be grown in Zhejiang province. It was one of the tributes to royal families in China.

It is revered for its rich yet refreshing flavor and the fragrance of lush spring grass. The size of the leaves are even, and the color is in yellow and green. This tea has a bit of toasted wheat aroma. It tastes smooth and mellow with sweetness.

100g/3.5oz: approx. 80 x 240ml/8oz-cup

Low Caffeine

Picked in Spring 2018



What to look for

Smooth, perfectly flattened leaves

Aroma

Grassy, sweet and vegetative

In the cup

Green-yellow colour

Taste

Grassy, mellow, and rounded

The most authentic way.

All hand-crafted on a wok.

Health Benefits of Longjing Green Tea

With high catechins, vitamin C and amino acids, the dragon well green tea can help boost mental alertness and provide beneficial effects on blood pressure and cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease.

Direct from the origin

Longjing is harvested in the Lion Peak Mountain in Longjing Village, Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province. The right geographical environment including right amount of rainfall resources around West Lake have contributed much to the growth of Longjing tea


Longjing, literally means Dragon Well, was given its name because early teamakers say that getting water from a famous spring called Dreaming of a Tiger Spring makes Longjing taste best. Water from the well is said to be dense and after rain, the dense water tends to float and form what seems like a moving dragon.

Farmer - Mr. Hung

Mr. Hung’s family is one of the lucky families at the famous Lion Peak Mountain, who make only 300 kilograms of this goodness per year, and they are all processed by hand. Together with his family and workers, they take good care of their trees to make sure the tea plants are always fresh and healthy.

“We understand how lucky we are to be farming in this part of the Zhejiang. At the same time, we know that we have a responsibility to preserve the quality of Dragon Well tea that we produce. It’s a historically important imperial tea, so we must always make sure that Longjing stays that way.”

Farmland - Longjing Imperial Tea Garden

Longjing Imperial Tea Garden in Longjing Village boasts of the perfect topography to grow high quality tea leaves. The rich soil of the Lion Peak Mountain has a combination of white sand and quartz which helps give the Dragon Well green tea its rich minerality.

The Garden finds the perfect help from the well by the Lion Peak Mountain, which not only offers the ideal spring water to make the tea but also the sweet and clean water that flows and feeds the tea. It’s also said that the incredible shape of the mountain makes it ideal to harbor safe air currents, providing cleaner and safer air to the farm.

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Brewing Method

Cup Method

Tea: 2 Teaspoons / 2g Tea

Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml

Temp: 175℉ / 80℃

Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins

Gaiwan Method

Tea: 4g

Teacup: 4oz / 120ml

Temp: 175℉ / 80℃

6 Steeps: 15s, 25s, 40s, 60s, 80s, 100s

History of Longjing (Dragon Well)

When Emperor Qianlong went on a holiday to the Lion Peak Mountain (Shi Feng Shan), he was served with a cup of Longjing tea at the Hugong Temple. He was impressed that soon, Longjing green tea was given the status of ‘Imperial Tea’ by the Kangxi Emperor.

 

Another legendary story said that Emperor Qianlong had been enamored by the movement of the tea ladies who were harvesting the tea leaves. He brought some tea leaves when he went to visit his mother, Empress Dowager Chongqing, in Beijing. When the Emperor and the Empress met, she noticed the smell of the leaves coming out from Emperor Qianlong sleeves. He had it immediately brewed and served for his mother who was ill and weak at the time.


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