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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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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!
Just received my first order of Long Jing tea. It arrived in perfect condition - very attractive tins and the tea is very good. Wonderful customer service and follow up. I'll definitely recommend Teavivre to my friends.
I am impressed. Excellent quality. Value for money :)
Really good tea this dragon well decently priced since teavivre providees free shipping. Very impressive quality, you can find kief/fur and kief balls! signs of good quality tea.
Got this tea as a sample. Truly not the best Long Jing I have tried.
I just had this tea this morning, and was pleasantly surprised. It tasted good to me. Perfectly acceptable was my first evaluation. It was, for me, a bit sharp and greener tasting; which I don't like. The second steep was disappointingly bitter and dry. The third steep was light, moist and sweet. Pleasantly so!
For the price this is by far the best Long Jing you can get. I have been getting long jing from other tea places and paying more for it and I found this to be an excellent tea!
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.
Reply: HI Johan, Thank you for your reply. The tea farmers told us the production date. And we taste and compare teas before it is been sold on our site. And we also visit tea gardens to view the tea picking in some tea gardens. For now, you can only preorder the high grade green teas on our site. The other green teas will picked and produced at the end of April. Hope this is helpful ot your concern.
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