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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.
This Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing tea comes from Tiantai Mountain, located in Tiantai 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.
TeaVivre’s Organic Nonpareil Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea, Organic Tianmu Maofeng and Organic Tianmu Yunwu are all from Hangzhou Bao Jia organic tea garden.
Surrounded by Kwun Tong reservoir (官塘水库), the Baojia organic tea garden where our organic green tea comes from is just located in somewhere in Tianmu Mountains in Lin'an, 800-1000 meters above sea level. At this elevation, superior geographical conditions enable good drainage and moderated sunshine, which are two crucial factors to tea growth.
The average annual rainfall here is about 1, 550 mm. Tian Mu mountains are often covered by cloud and mist, which blocks, to some degree, the direct sun light on tea leaves so that the air humidity and diffuse light can be enhanced. Besides, the soil is high in organic content and has an acidic PH that is suitable for growing tea trees. Therefore, the end teas from this garden are especially tender and pleasant-smelling.
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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I received this tea as a sample from Teavivre and was very impressed. somewhat short, flattened and pressed, olive green leaves. Once steeped produce a distinctively green, nutty cup, without bitterness. It should be noted that I received this as a sample at year’s end, so for a spring tea to have such rich flavor at year’s end, says quite a bit about its quality and staying power. An excellent addition to Teavivre’s Dragonwell lineup!
Wow. This has to be my favorite Dragon Well green tea that I've had the opportunity of trying to date. When you first open the bag, you get to smell the freshest floral, nutty scent of the tea instantly. It is very delicate and is not brewed for long to unleash the sweet nutty and floral characteristics. 10/10 tea. Makes me feel great. This has to be the best Dragon well you can find online in north america right now.
I love this tea! The flavor is heavenly, as is my experience when drinking it. In my mind I see my face mirrored back to me in the gently moving water of the legendary Dragon's Well! In a word, peaceful and tasty.
My review of this tea was mistakenly made under the wrong tea! It's written under the order for nonpareil cha wang tai ping hou Kiu green tea instead of here! Dang!
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!
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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