With a history stretching back over 1,200 years, XiHu Long Jing tea (literally Dragon Well tea from West Lake) is perhaps the most delicious, and definitely most renowned, green tea produced in China. It was famously presented to Richard Nixon when he visited China in the 60's. Apart from an amazing sweet taste, with no bitterness that sometimes characterises other green teas, XiHu Long Jing's significant difference to other green teas is its smooth flat appearance when dry. TeaVivre have found this excellent Long Jing, that combines a great taste at an unbeatable price point, letting you enjoy it every day.
Brief Health Info
Second only to white teas, green teas such as TeaVivre's XiHu Long Jing, have high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. Also high in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, they also promote healthy teeth and bones.
Long Jing tea is also widely renowned in China as a good tea to help calm the mind, cheer you up and clear your thinking.
For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
How to make Long Jing tea
Like all Green Teas, our Long Jing should only be brewed in clean, mineral free, water around 176 ºF (80 ºC) for about 1 to 2 minutes, and can be infused 3 or 4 times.
It is best brewed directly in a white ceramic cup or clear glass. This lets you enjoy the slowly changing shape of the leaves as they slowly absorb water while brewing.
Just like our premium grade Long Jing, this tea comes from the tea source from XiHu area which is famed in China for producing the best Long Jing teas, and is in an area with a mix of mountains, forests, small creeks and quality tea gardens. As the origin of XiHu Long Jing, the tea producers in this area strongly recognise the importance of the ecology to their tea, and work hard to preserve both the local tea culture and natural environment.
About Tea Farmer
This Long Jing Tea is from Mr. Kong who has been engaged in tea field for more than ten years. He focus on providing high quality teas to tea lovers all over the world and always produces more and more natural, safe and healthy teas including the Green tea we choose : Liu’an Guapian, Huang Shan Mao Feng, Xin Yang Mao Jian and Tai Ping Hou Kui.
Mr. Kong elaborated his feeling about the tea culture: Tea Culture is a general concept which is different for people in different area. Although it is complex but there’s one thing that can be sure, that is the same as manage the enterprise, tea culture also needs management along with its quick development in the modern world.
XiHu Long Jing – West Lake Dragon Well green tea – has a long, distinguished, history of over 1,200 years. During the Ming Dynasty, it became very popular and was listed as one of the top grade teas in China. During the reign of Emperor Shunzhi in the Qing Dynasty his love for the tea meant that it was frequently presented by petitioners as a royal tribute.
After the founding of the PRC, Long Jing tea was divided into three categories - “Lion Peak Long Jing”, “Mei Jia Wu Long Jing” and the premium “XiHu Long Jing” that TeaVivre sell. In 1996 the West Lake village of Hangzhou city was recognized by the government as the hometown of Long Jing tea. In recognition of the value and quality of this tea, and the importance of the environment and culture in it's production, the government introduced special protection for this area to preserve its natural state and unique tea culture.
I have heard so many comments about China products, how they are artificially made with plastic, powder, color and artificial flavor just for a buck that many of the Asian countries know about China products and markets have stop carrying them. Alot of these are not well known to the Westerners. I want to be able to enjoy a good tea, is your tea naturally made that wont cost health problem?
Thanks for responding Posted on 11/26/12 by sharal Vu
Reply: Most of our teas meet European low pesticide residues standard. And we also have many Organic Teas authenticated USDA certification, EU certification, JAS certification. For the Certification you can see on the product summary part. When you choose our teas you can take care of this part.
Q: The Longjinn tea, how many cups of tea do I get aou of 17.5oz? Posted on 4/17/12 by Patrick P. Boily
Reply: Normally, 3g~5g for one cup, so for your 17.5oz, you will get 100~167cups of tea