Long Jing (Dragon Well) 50g
Long Jing, which means "Dragon Well," is one of the most famous green teas in China, originating from the West Lake region in Zhejiang province. Its history dates back to the Tang Dynasty, was recorded in "The Classic of Tea," the world's first monograph of tea.
The distinctive characteristics of Long Jing is its flat and thin leaves with a bright green color. The leaves undergo a thorough process, including withering, roasting, and shaping, to preserve their natural color and aroma. Once infused, Long Jing tea produces a bright yellow-green appearance, accompanied by a fresh fragrance and a subtle floral aroma.
Its taste is unique. Its flavor is rich, smooth, and refreshing, with a slight bitterness on the finish. During the tasting, the aromas and flavors of Long Jing gradually unfold in the palate, providing a sense of calm and relaxation.
How to prepare it:
Infusion time: 2 mins
Dosage: 4g/200ml (20cl)
Infusion temperature: 85℃-185°F
Steep about 2 minutes before tasting the green tea. Typically, Long Jing can make 2-3 infusion. Suggest not to finish the cup at once; refill when few left.
Our selection 2023
Twice a year, harvested in spring, in April and May.
Age of Tea Plant:
Variety 43, mass selection, nationally certified, with an average age of 7 years.
Rainy, mild, and diverse climates in the hills near Lake XI. Altitude ranges from 300 to 800 meters. Soil is rich in nitrogen and organic matter, with an average temperature of 16°C.
Flat tips leaves, pale green in color.
Fress, light and elegant with a slight sweetness.
Bright green color.
Hints of bitterness and acidity, refreshing and appetizing.
Zhejiang is a province located on the east coast of China, and it is renowned for the production of high-quality tea. Zhejiang tea is famous both in China and worldwide.
This province is known for producing many different types of tea, the most famous of which are green tea and Long Jing (or Dragon's Well) tea. Zhejiang green tea is highly valued for its fresh, herbal flavour, as well as for its health benefits. Longjing tea is considered one of the finest green teas in China and is often presented as a prestigious tea. It is characterized by its flat leaves and sweet, refreshing flavor. The most sought-after teas, rare and highly prestigious Mei Jia Wu and Shi Feng (Lion's Peak), both from villages in Zhejiang, are considered Grand Cru Long Jing teas.