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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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a very nice long jing and a good value (harvest 2016). I compared it with a much more expensive Long Jing from another supplier: it was less rich and complex in terms od flavours, but gave up nothing in term of balance and texture. One little downside: it doesn't store as good as some other green teas from teavivre. After a few months, it doesn't taste bad, but loose some flavours. If you to buy a good green tea in january, Isuggest you go for the huang shan mao feng
The Premium Dragon Well (April 2017 / sample) is very pleasant to drink and has a vibrant aroma. The dry leaves seem powdery and appear to be yellowish-green in color. It has a long-lasting aftertaste. This Premium Long Jing is very good, no doubt! I brewed gongfu style and followed TeaVivre’s brewing recommendation. Giving its price & taste, I would personally choose the Premium Long Jing over its nonpareil grade.
My first steeping was gong fu-style and it was astonishing. The pistachio-like aroma of the dry leaf was still present in the extract for over 6 infusions. This tea instantly became a tea that I drink when I want to treat myself. This my favourite tea as of now. However, that experience was short-lived. Other sessions did not produce the same results, with the taste being slightly flatter and yielding only three to four infusions. This might be because my storage method (double seal jar in a dark cabinet) might not be as airtight as thought. I also have trouble measuring as I have no working scale. I have also found that many teas taste amazing the first time but after that new sessions are a bit underwhelming. All these problems are subjective, and might very well be unrelated to the tea (unless this long jing is so delicate that you can only store it for about a month, which I doubt). All in all, these subjective points do not really detract from the quality of the tea itself, as I have tasted how great it can be. However, this has never happened with any other tea before, which is why I give it 4 stars.
I can confirm high quality of Premium Dragon Well Long Jing tea, as well, as good service. I use quality green tea for more than 30 years, and feel very happy with my recent order of that tea. -Victor
Excellent all round
I believe that this is my second order of the Dragon Well green tea. I love the flavor, aroma and taste. Great tasting tea. I like that the package includes brewing instructions on the back, and of course I am satisfied with very prompt delivery.
This is my first time trying Dragon Well tea and I'm in love! This will definitely be a tea to always have on hand.
Good green tea. But I do not really connect with this type of aroma - it's almost too sweet.. Otherwise very nice and tasty tea.
I liked the assertiveness of this green tea. It is very good.
Great tea, I am a tea lover and I drink different types of tea and even research on them, initially I was sceptical on online purchasing of tea, as I've always believe to look at the leaves before buying them, so as to assess the quality of the tea, I bought a sample and tried it, turned out teavivre tea leaves are higher than average quality there is a mix of the high quality leaves known as 'you miao' which the leaves just sprouts less than a week before cutting if off and the average leaves that are larger in size compared to 'you miao', and you can't get 'you miao' easily and that cheaply from a normal shop, I usually buy from shops and their quality isn't as good, definitely will buy them again.
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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