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Traditionally handmade tea made from mostly buds with one unopened leaf (may contain a few two unopened leaves), this tea can reach your expectation of both the beautiful brewing tea shape and the organic quality.
Definition of Ming Qian (pre-ming)
Qing Ming Day, the traditional Tomb-Sweeping Day is one of twenty four solar terms in Chinese lunar calendar, which is between 4th and 6th, April. Ming Qian means pre-ming, that is before April 4. The tea picked before Qing Ming Day are tender and precious. The temperature between Vernal Equinox Day and Qing Ming Day is low that cause the slow growing of tea buds sprout, result in limited amount of tea of that high quality. Therefore, tea lovers are very much fond of the high-grade Ming Qian Tea.
Organic quality, delightful shape, delicate and sweet taste, sip of spring in this Ming Qian Long Jing Tea.
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This Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing tea comes from Tiantai Mountain, located in Taitai County, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. The average elevation is above 500 meters, with Cangshan(elevation of 1113.4 meters) at east, Taizhu mountain (elevation of 1019.6 meters) at west, Dalei mountain (elevation of 1144 meters) at west, Huading mountain (elevation of 1098meters) at north.
Cangshan Organic Tea Garden is located in north of Tiantai Mountain in Zhejiang. With the flourish vegetation, cloudy and misty surrounded, this pleasant natural ecological environment is a great place to produce best teas.
Tea Garden seen at the top of Cangshan - Photographed by Chris
Wild tea grown here and there around the slopes - Photographed by Chris
Ms Liao has been in tea industry for more than 10 years. Ms Liao, who always devotes himself to establish model of organic tea industry, owns more than 10 tea gardens, including organic tea gardens over 8,000 ares. Several of her tea gardens get the strict organic certification of USDA, EU, JAS.
In August of 2010, dragon well long jing tea from Ms Liao’s tea garden won the first prize of hot tea class in tea championship of World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, America.
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.
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Great presentation and quality tea
Shape is incredible - so nice and tiny tea leaves. First brew just blows your mind: very intensive nutty aroma, just sweetness no signs of astringency. Second and third brews slightly disappoints : amazing aroma still here, but taste is quite blank.
Incredible. This tea is not to be missed, it has a light to medium roast that provides a very smooth and roasty nuttiness. In addition, there is a floral and sweet dimension not usually found in Dragonwell - this is an influence of terroir. A good, clean growing environment will produce teas which are both vivid and delicate in taste. This tea has complex layers of flavor throughout the brews, even as the tea cools in the cup the flavor develops! And I love the aftertaste. It is very refreshing and clean. This tea is organic, which I think is important. The clean environment can be felt in the taste of the tea.
Before sprain Longjing tea always taste the best.
Несравненный Лунцзин, у него удивительно яркий цветочный аромат, гармоничный вкус, нежное и чуть сладковатое послевкусие.
Very fond of green tea. And this so much I liked it. subtle and refined taste. I advise everyone to try it!
Легкий аромат и неповторимый вкус! Всё очень понравилось! Спасибо!
This is the best green tea I have ever had! It's has the freshest little green tea buds ! When you steep it the open into little tiny green leaves , some still closed , they are so tender. I get excited to brew this tea everytime !
I wrote a very strong review for Teavivre's 2014 She Qian Dragonwell, which I consider to be one of the best Dragonwell's that I've had. I was thrilled with the She Qian, but decided to order the Ming Qian as well, in order to a try another harvest and have more of an "everyday" kind of Dragonwell. I wasn't surprised that the Ming Qian was also excellent. With gongfu brewing, it brewed a very similar fresh cup of green tea as the She Qian; with glass tumbler brewing, it went for numerous infusions before losing it's flavor. While I'll admit that the Ming Qian lacked that powerful dry-leaf aroma and depth of character in gongfu brewing in comparison to the She Qian, it's worth noting that it's 2/3 the price of She Qian! This tea is a superb example of what Dragonwell tea has to offer. I'm curious to try Teavivre's Superfine grade of Dragonwell. I imagine it's a great value as well.
I've always been a fan of dragonwell tea and this one doesn't disappoint! It's very light and delicate as far as dragonwell teas go. If you prefer your tea strong, I would recommend the organic superfine dragonwell and not this one. The other brews stronger if you like strong green tea. This one is still really good though!
Reply: Hi Chandra, Thank you for your question. Ming Qian Dragon Well contains a relatively lower level of caffeine. And you may read some information in our article: http://www.teavivre.com/info/caffeine-in-tea/ However, everyone has different react to caffeine. Since you have to limit to zero caffeine, I'd like to suggest not to drink tea. Maybe you can try some herbal tea which is caffeine-free. And weight loss is a long process, tea can help with digestion. And you still need to exercise, and pay attention to the daily meal. Hope this is helpful to your concern.
Reply: No, it is not. This tea is from Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an County, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, which is close to Shifeng Mouintain.
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