This Organic Dragon Well Long Jing tea comes from Tianmu Mountain, located in Lin’an, northwest in Zhejiang Province, a distance of 84 kilometers away from Hangzhou. Tianmu in Chinese means the eyes on heaven. There is a pool on each top of east peak (elevation of 1480 meters) and west peak (elevation of 1506 meters) of Tianmu Mountain. The two pools look like the eyes that are watching the sky. This is how it was named.
With elevation of 300 m to 1556 m, Tianmu Mountain is well-known for its typical forest ecosystem and landscape of middle subtropical regions.
Dongkeng Organic Tea Garden is located in TianMu, Lin’an, Hangzhou. Been the first village of organic tea in China, it stands out in the pleasant natural ecological environment that is good place to product great teas. Here the elevation is 800 metres to 1000 metres.
Dongkeng Village - the first village of organic tea in China. The first export tea in China is from here
Ms Liao, who has been in organic tea industry for about ten years, introduced the hard experience of exploiting organic tea garden from initial desolation forest here. After several years’ exploiting and development, the nice organic tea garden appears, as well as getting the USDA, EU, JAS organic certification to ensure the healthy quality of the tea.
Tea Tree species
The fresh tea leaves are from tea trees of Jiukeng species, also called Jiukeng big-leaf specie, seeding family, bush, mainly distributes in Chun’an, Kaihua in Zhejiang Province and Shexian in Anhui Province. In 1950th, it was introduced to tea areas all around Zhejiang. In 1985 it was verified as a national specie with number GS13023-1985 by the National Crop Variety Certification Committee. The dry leaves of spring tea from this species contains about 3.4% of amino acid, 20.9% of tea polyphenols, 13.3% of catechin and 4.1% of caffeine, which is good for making green tea.
Longjing tea has a long history which can be dating back to the Tang Dynasty of China. By the Ming Dynasty, Longjing tea gradually fame spread far and wide. After the founding of New China, the governments actively support the development of Longjing tea. Tea Districts are breeding new improved varieties of Long Jing tea, promoting advanced cultivation and processing technology, leading Longjing tea production so embarked on a path of development.
To be famous and flourish, it is based on the good quality and long history and culture of Longjing tea.
Q: Is this green tea pre-rain or before the rain? Posted on 1/12/17 by greg
Reply: This Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea is harvested in April 10, 2016, which is before the rain.
Q: why are the finer dragonwell teas recommended to be refrigerated? Thx. Posted on 9/28/16 by Mary Elizabeth Auge
Reply: Thanks for your question.
The finer dragon well would be more tender.
Because not only the dragon well tea, all green tea is better to storage in refrigerator. For it can keep the tea leaves fresh and keep the best flavor.
Hope it helps.
Q: what is the expiry date for this lot of Long Jing as it was harvested in April 2014? Posted on 3/12/15 by James
Reply: Dear James,
Thank you very much for writing to us.
The shelf life of this tea is 18 months. So it is safe for the customer to drink this tea. Hope this is helpful for you.
Q: What does Superfine refer to? Is it just a word to describe the quality or does it actually mean something about how the teas is processed or something similar. Posted on 5/12/14 by Louis Morrow
Reply: The word "superfine" is used to describe the grade of the tea and means the quality of this organic green tea is very high.
Q: Is this a Shi Feng dragon well green tea? Also, is there a way to tell whether this tea is a Shi Feng tea or not based on just knowing the location of where it was produced?
PS, This tea is delicious! Posted on 9/24/13 by Daniël
Reply: Hi, Shi Feng is a original place of dragon well, so Shi Feng Dragon Well is named depends on its original place. And this Organic Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea is not Shi Feng. It is from the Tian'mu Mountain, which locates in a short distance from Shifeng Mountain.