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XiHu (West Lake) Dragon Well green tea, or Long Jing as it is known in China, is commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, and is often served to visiting head's of states. This premium Long Jing tea is an absolutely fantastic example of this tea. Mostly handmade it has no hint of bitterness, instead it has a delightfully subtle classic green tea taste and aromatic scent.
Our Premium Dragon Well Green Tea (Long Jing) is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
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With a history stretching back over 1,200 years, XiHu Long Jing tea (literally Dragon Well tea from West Lake) is perhaps the most delicious, and definitely most renowned, green tea produced in China. It was famously presented to Richard Nixon when he visited China in the 60's. Apart from an amazing sweet taste, with no bitterness that sometimes characterises other green teas, XiHu Long Jing's significant difference to other green teas is its smooth flat appearance when dry. TeaVivre have selected a great example of XiHu Long Jing, that has a very pale yellow-green color, long-lasting sweet flavour and great orchid aroma. Whenever you feel upset or restless, Long Jing is the perfect drink to relax and calm you.
Unlike using silk, gauze and nylon as tea bag materials, our tea bags are made from a kind of biodegradable fiber (extracted from plant starch mostly from corn and wheat ), which is biodegradable and so environment–friendly. The tetrahedral tea bags have good efficiency of being soaked through quickly in water. And the voluminous space inside bag allows the leaves inside to expand freely so that the flavor of the tea can be extracted to the last drop. Besides, you also can enjoy the beauty of leaves through the transparent tea bag in your cup. The string attached to it helps you removing the bag from your cup after steeping. Let’s enjoy the authentic Chinese tea any time any where!
TeaVivre's Premium grade Dragon Well Green Tea is from XiHu area, which is famed in China for producing the best Long Jing teas, and is in an area with a mix of mountains, forests, small creeks and quality tea gardens. As the origin of XiHu Long Jing, the tea producers in this area strongly recognise the importance of the ecology to their tea, and work hard to preserve both the local tea culture and natural environment.
And this new kind of green tea was approved by The National Tea Tree Thoroughbred Authorized Committee in 1994. Dragon Well Tea from that kind of tea trees is straight and upright, flat, smooth, emerald green and slightly yellow and has lasting aroma and fresh taste (The fresh leaves of spring tea have 4.1 percent Amino acids and 18.6 percent tea polyphenols). The spring tea sprouts early. It usually sprouts in the middle of March. In the end of March, every leaf has a bud. The buds and leaves are of strong cold and drought resistance.
XiHu Long Jing – West Lake Dragon Well green tea – has a long, distinguished, history of over 1,200 years. During the Ming Dynasty, it became very popular and was listed as one of the top grade teas in China. During the reign of Emperor Shunzhi in the Qing Dynasty his love for the tea meant that it was frequently presented by petitioners as a royal tribute.
After the founding of the PRC, Long Jing tea was divided into three categories - “Lion Peak Long Jing”, “Mei Jia Wu Long Jing” and the premium “XiHu Long Jing” that TeaVivre sell. In 1996 the West Lake village of Hangzhou city was recognized by the government as the hometown of Long Jing tea. In recognition of the value and quality of this tea, and the importance of the environment and culture in it's production, the government introduced special protection for this area to preserve its natural state and unique tea culture.
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My review will go beyond taste. Simply stated, I love it! What I greatly appreciated is two things about Teavivre teas. 1. The instructions to make the tea is given in english and or those who want to make it in traditional Chinese. 2. There customer service is fantastic! Within a day or two, (at the most) I receive email response to my questions. True is, there are a number of companies that sell tea directly from China. Yet Teavivre has offered me the best instructions and customer service which is why I only use Teavivre to purchase my tea.
This is very aromatic and tasty green tea. Has very intense pleasant complex and quite interesting aroma. Almost woody/fruity... It would not be my choice on a hot summer day, but I would definitely enjoy it on a colder day/night, or even after a meal. I will definitely enjoy this tea on a regular basis.
Excellent quality tea for the price. First time ordered and very impressed.I will order from again.
I brewed this tea in a gaiwan and thoroughly enjoyed four steeps of clear, refreshing, creamy, sweet, mellow, silky smooth, vegetal goodness. Very calming. I'll be back for more.
A great tea! It has long wanted to try this!
I brought once just to try, I fall in love with it. Nothing more to say!
Отримали цей чай. В Україну посилка йшла менше місяця. Вразило якість чаю. Були в минулому році в Китаї - не в кожному магазині такий чай купиш. Це фірмовий чай. Дуже сподобався. Була б ще доставка безкоштовної на будь-яке замовлення). Got this tea. In Ukraine parcel was less than a month. Impressed by its quality. Last year in China - buy this brand tea in every store. It would be even free shipping on any order).
The Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea is a great tea, we have loved the whole family, it has a very soft and pleasant taste
Davvero un ottima scelta! Sapore eccezionale! What a good choice! exceptional flavor!
What a wonderful tea! It brews a really pale liquor that has such an exceptional taste. Nutty and grassy notes, and leaves a lingering aftertaste of honey. Love it!
Reply: We will purchase 2017 spring Premium Dragon Well Longjing Green Tea around 25th, April. You can place order when new batch of tea online.
Reply: Actually, to preserve it in zip bag or tin are both ok, as long as we store them in airtight, opaque packaging and keep refrigerated. Of course, the tin can avoid the external squeeze better, and keep the leaves complete.
Reply: Thanks for your feedback. I have feedback your issue to our technical department . we are try to checking and fix it . Thank you again for your support and concern .
Reply: Thanks for your question. Due to different ways of picking and processing it, not all green teas are alike. There are many different classifications of green tea, depending on which leaves were picked, where they were picked and when they were picked along with how they were processed into the final product that you drink. Our Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea do have the nutty aroma, which is commonly known as fried-bean aroma(炒豆香: chǎo dòu xiāng) in China. No matter where is your Longjing tea produced, a good longjing always to be soft and mellow flavored, never grassy or harsh. Moreover, the higher quality Dragon Well often have a slight floral note in their undertones with very green and smooth overtones. Hope it's helpful.
Reply: Thanks for your feedback and suggestion, definitely we’ll extend the content in the near future. Here is more information about Long Jing tea for your reference, please kindly check it as below: Xihu Longjing Tea - A Distinguishing Kind among Chinese Tea http://www.teavivre.com/info/xihu-longjing-tea-a-distinguishing-kind-among-chinese-tea/ An Introduction to Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea http://www.teavivre.com/info/introduction-to-long-jing-green-tea/ Superfine Pre-Ming -Dragon Well Long Jing- Green tea http://www.teavivre.com/info/superfine-pre-ming-dragon-well-long-jing-green-tea/ Choosing the Best Dragon Well Tea http://www.teavivre.com/info/choosing-dragon-well-tea/ Stir Fried Prawns with Longjing Tea (龙井虾仁) http://www.teavivre.com/info/stir-fried-prawns-with-longjing-tea/ Hope it’s helpful.
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