Qian Tang Longjing Dragonwell
Spring harvest green tea, 2017.
Follow the Qiantang river south from Longjing, down the Fuchun River until you reach the stunning area of Thousand Islets Lake, where this traditional tea is grown in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, the home of Longjing Dragonwell tea.
Thousand islets is famous for its forests, clean water, fresh air and picturesque lakes abounding with fish and surrounded by trees, tea, mulberry (the food of the silkworm) and other fruit trees.
Longjing is skillfully pan fired in a hot wok, giving the leaf its distinct flat shape and toasty aroma. A smooth fresh flavour with notes of nut, green beans & melon with a slight toasty aftertaste and low astringency.
This is a grade 2 everydayLongjing. We also stock higher grade Longjing.
Aroma: vegetal - sea grass - toasty
Taste: nut - vegetal - sea grass - grean beans - melon
Tea Name: Organic Longjing Dragonwell
Tea type: Green
Origin: Thousand Islet Lake, Chunan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Tea garden elevation: 800m
Cultivar: Longjing 43#
Harvest Time: Early May
Storage method: Refridgerated
Appearance: yellowish and dark green, flat leaf
Process: plucking fresh leaves - kill the green - rolled - dried
Leaf; 3 grams
Temp; 80 *C
Time; 2 mins (brewing longer than this on first infusion causes bitterness)
Infusions; 2 +
Leaf: 5 grams
Water: 150 ml
Temp: 80 *C
Time: 1 min (add an extra 30 sec to each multiple infusion)
Infusions: 3 +
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Chinese green teas