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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.
Second only to white teas, green teas such as TeaVivre's XiHu Long Jing, have high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. Also high in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, they also promote healthy teeth and bones. Long Jing tea is also widely renowned in China as a good tea to help calm the mind, cheer you up and clear your thinking. For more information on the health benefits of Green teas, take a look at our article on Tea Health benefit.
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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This tea is fascinating before you even brew it. The leaves are flat and green like shards of fresh palm leaves. The pre-brewed leaves also have a fragrant grassy aroma. After brewing at two minutes (as recommended) using a temperature of 175 degrees, the tea had a pale yellow color. At first taste, I thought I was experiencing some bitterness. After several sips, though, I realized that this was just a floral and reedy aftertaste. The more I slurped this tea, the better I liked it. The grassy, nutty flavor is light and strong at the same time. If you close your eyes while sipping, you can imagine yourself sitting in a lush green grassy meadow, surrounded by flowers and a thick forest, while a soft breeze swirls around you. Although I’m not a huge green tea fan (I prefer the bolder black tea blends), I find this Teavivre tea likable and engrossing. For a green tea, it has plenty of flavor to hold my interest. This review was originally published on Steepster by Stoo on Nov 21, 2012. TeaVivre has added this whole review here by getting permission from Stoo.
Got it as the sample. But already planning to include it into my order. Superb tea. No wonder it is in the top sales.
Amazing tea. Very good quality. Nice flavor. Seeped it couple of times and still held the aroma. tea leaves after seeping shows that the quality is very good
This is one of my favorite teas. It has nice and soft taste and pleasant aroma. Although I drink different kind of teas I always return to good Long Jing tee.
I love Dragon Well. It is one of my staple green teas! I love how the leaves look like flat green blades or swords. It smells delicious and green. The liquor was a nice, mild yellow-green. This tastes so good. It is buttery and smooth going down my throat. There is no hint of astringency or bitterness at all. It is slightly floral, warm, and slightly roasty in flavor. Good tea! This review was originally published on Steepster by oOTeaOo on Jan 18, 2014. TeaVivre has added this whole review here by getting permission from oOTeaOo.
This tea is really fresh and smells great. The taste is mellow, smooth, and just pleasant. There is also little to no dry mouth feeling if you steep using the instructions provided.
This is a great refreshing tea that never gets old. The smell is absolutely amazing and lingers for a while. I start every morning with this tea.
So tasty! This has everything that I love about Chinese green teas. The leaves are bright green and fuzzy and lovely. They also smell fabulously like sweet hay and nutty green aromas. The taste is buttery sweet and sun warmed hay. There’s a savory mineraly finish. It all goes down super smooth and comforting. No astringency, bitterness or harshness at all. This is very good stuff. This review was originally published on Steepster by Mercuryhime in May, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Mercuryhime.
smell like beans, its OK but if you don't like like tea much ( or vegetable ) you may not like it. what i like about it that the leaf is really fresh and tender look just like boiled vegetable. Wonderful services from Teavivre
This is a tasty tea. Sweet and rich with a nutty fragrance and flavor. A very good purchase.
Reply: Our best longjing tea is the Organic Nonpareil Ming Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea. This tea is harvested on March 8 - March 10, 2013, from Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an County, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang. It has fresh aroma with chestnut flavor
Reply: Yes, it is picked before Qing Ming. This year's Chinese Qing Ming festival is on April 4th. Also it is the first flush of this year's Dragon Well.
Reply: Thank you for choosing our service and products. For your question, we suggest you the Tian Mu Qing Ding Green Tea, which has similiar flavor and aroma with Dragon Well.
Reply: The Premium Dragon Well Green Tea tastes brisk and subtle, and has an orchid flavor, smells and tastes like fried soybean. While the Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea mainly tastes floral or fruity, smooth as well.
Reply: For your concern about our Premiun Dragon Well Tea, in the bottom of your tumbler the white pekoe in fact it is developed from the tender tea buds of the tea. Tthere's some white pekoe on the dry tea, more tender the tea is, more white pekoe it will have. It is a reference to the fine down-like white hairs which appear on tightly furled young tea buds.
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