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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.
TeaVivre’s Organic Nonpareil She 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 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.
Wu Niu Zao tea bush species is native to the area of Wu Niu town, Yongjia county, Zhejiang province, and it is the earliest spring tea at the Jiangnan tea area, so for this it gets the name “Wū niú zǎo 乌牛早”. This tea tree sprouts very early, and usually the germination period of spring is in late February or early March. It has high density of spring sprouts, fat and green tea buds and rich amino acid which is about 4.2%. It is suitable for making green teas, especially suitable for flat shape teas, among which the “Wu Niu Zao Long Jing” has flat shape, high aroma, mellow and sweet taste and clear tea liquid, which is precious among teas.
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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According to TeaVIvre’s recommendation, the Organic nonpareil She Qian Long Jing (March 2017) has to steep 50s to 150s. I was surprised to see that, but followed the instructions anyway. It’s delicious and has the typical Long Jing taste and aroma we know and love. It seems smoother than other Long Jing. I am glad I got to try it as a sample, but I don’t think I like it enough to buy a larger quantity, especially since it’s so expensive.
The strength is similar to some other good dragon wells on this site I remember, but I think the quality of the flavors is better. The taste is also very long lasting, and the same pinch of leaves can be brewed over and over all day, with the taste not diminishing to badly after multiple brews and does not get bitter. Dry leaf is very small, an indicator of the early picking. Upon opening the packet, the smell is immediate. Eating one tiny dry leaf gave a good concentrated summary of all the sweet, herbaceous chestnut cake flavors. However, I don't think I would buy any more of this tea except again in tiny quantities because its so expensive.
I echo Claire's comments below. These fresh spring green teas are all stunning. This tea is SMOOTH, flowery with a slight sweet taste. It is a bit mild but the flavour lasts long after you sip it. Highly recommended!!
Good Long Jing, the leaves are fatter and smaller than their premium long jing. It lasts more steeps Very similar to their Ming Qian Long Jing.
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.
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, Thank 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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