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She Qian Long Jing Tea are picked shortly after the buds sprout. All tea gardens are busy of making the earliest spring tea in March. Made of mostly buds with one unopened leaf, this tea can reach your expectation of both the beautiful brewing tea shape and the organic quality.
To understand the name of She Qian, we need to see the components separately. She is 社(shè), which refers to the She Ri festival, and Qian is 前 (qián), same meaning as the word before. So She Qian tea means the tea harvested before She Ri festival.
The tea picked around March 20 (at the spring equinox) are tender and precious. The temperature during that time is low that cause the slow growing of tea buds sprout, result in limited amount of tea of that high quality.
惊蛰 (Jing Zhe):Around Mar 5, the Waking of Insects ;
春分 (Chun Fen):Around Mar 20, the Beginning of Spring (spring equinox) ;
清明 (Qing Ming):Around Apr 5, the well-known Qing Ming Festival ;
谷雨 (Gu Yu):Around Apr 20, the Grain Rain Festival ;
Feel the spring atmosphere from this first sip of organic Longjing Tea in the early spring. Enjoy the graceful dancing tea in the tea cup: lively swaying and slowly sinking to the bottom.
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This She 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.
Cangshan Organic Tea Garden is located in east 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 herself 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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3.5X the price of premium dragon well, but not 3.5X better than premium dragon well. Very nice tea. Very delicate, I'd imagine too delicate in taste for some, so they might actually prefer the taste of Premium Dragon Well, which is cheaper also. It is a very good tea, but for me personally its not worth the price. I luckily bought 50g of this tea with a special promotion using only reward points. I don't regret buying this tea with points, but I think I would have regretted it if I bought it with money. It is a great tea, but its just too expensive. If I bought this tea for money, I'd say 2 or 3/5. But since I got it with points, I can drink it with no regrets and appreciate it for what it is, so I give it 5/5. Why am I making this so complicated...? Anyway.... Bye :D
I have to echo what other reviewers are saying: this is a beautiful, delicate Dragon Well that never gets bitter. The Premium Dragon Well packs more of a punch, but this one is more complex. I couldn't help noticing that the aftertaste lasts for minutes after the final sip. This tea is meant to be savoured.
This is an awesome longjing. Amazing fragrance and freshness.
The best dragonwell I've ever tried, it is sweet but the characteristic roasted rice flavor remains. You can tell the great quality from the fisrt brew.
A delicate and delicious tea.
Absolutely stunning Dragon Well tea. This Long Jing tea is excellent on all accounts: aroma, taste of the tea and the looks of the leaves (dry or wet). As I came to an end of my initial order earlier in the year I just logged in to see if there was any left . As expected it is sold out, therefore next year I need to order a higher quantity of this marvelous tea.
This is a magnificent green tea, the best Dragonwell I have ever drank. It smells very sweet, like snow peas. The flavor becomes more and more complex as you drink, and in the aftertaste it is lightly toasty with some lingering savory qualities. It is a little different than a XiHu Longjing. This is less roasted, more sweet, and is much lighter in overall taste. It is extremely complex for having such a light mouth feel. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Yes. I eat the tea leaves after brewing. This way, better value. This tea is organic, which is very important. Thank you TeaVivre for offering this tea.
This is one of the better teas I’ve ever tasted. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive, but sometimes you have to treat yourself! The aromas and flavors are so wonderful. I feel like I am “drinking spring.” What an excellent tea. Wow, just WOW!!
I have never before had a tea that was as high quality as this is, so I was kinda scared of brewing this. I could do something wrong and this special tea would be ruined. But then I took the bull by the horns and brewed it in gaiwan. All I have to say about that experience is that there is no enough stars. This needs at least ten, or more. This She Qian Longjing spring tea is the most delightful, the most delicious and the most perfect tea I've ever tasted or saw. Leaves are vibrant green and they're all even shaped. No broken leaves or any flaws. I don't even want to know how much time they spent doing this. Dry teas aroma is pure heaven. It is as fresh as mountain air with mild, sweet nuttiness. Brew is pale green and smell is as fresh as the aroma of dry tea. Flavor is perfect combination of sweetness, grass, fruits and roasted nuts. These flavors are in perfect balance. It starts with fresh grass and ends with roasted nuts, in between them there is a lot of complex and interesting nyances what you can discover by tasting. Every time you taste something new. It is an endless journey. The five stars isn't enough! This tea defines 'perfect'.
Reply: Thanks for your question. I'm sorry that our Organic Nonpareil She Qian Dragon Well is sold out, it may restock until next spring. Here we recommend you choose Organic Nonpareil Ming Qian Dragon Well, its harvest just late days than She Qian Dragon Well. Their grade is basically the same. Hope it helps.
Reply: Hello, Mary Elizabeth. We are still selling the samples. Thanks for your support!
Reply: Thanks for your question about how to store green tea. There are five enemies that you should pay much attention while storing tea: humidity, high temperature, sunlight, oxygen, and odor as well. For family storage, you can keep green teas in a tin or put them in a Refrigerator. Please be noted that, the tea must be carefully sealed before you put it in a refrigerator, because it will expose your tea to moisture and odors from the other foods kept in the refrigerator. View more details information via: http://www.teavivre.com/info/green-tea-storage-tips/ Hope this will be helpful for your green tea storage.
Reply: Hello James, Thnak you very much for writing to us. About this question, you can click this link to know: http://www.teavivre.com/info/she-qian-ming-qian-and-yu-qian-tea/. Hope this is helpful for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
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