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Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea

Chestnut aroma, durable infusions

$3.00 $3.00
Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea

Chestnut aroma, durable infusions

Rating:
96% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 20, 2017

Dry Leaf:  

Flattened tea leaves, with one bud and one or two leaves,

covered with fuzzy hairs

Aroma: 

Floral, chestnut, stir-fried bean aroma

Liquor: 

Light yellowish green

Taste: 

Smooth, refreshing, subtle floral taste

Tea Bush:

C. sinensis cv. Jiukeng

Tea Garden:

Longjing Village Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

18 Months

Angel's Comment:

This delightful Long Jing Tea, with its attractive price, should be an everyday beverage. It’s a great way to feel relaxed and refreshed.

Certification:

Eurofins Certification

Dragon Well green tea, or “Long Jing”, is commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, and is often served to visiting heads of state. Apart from its delightfully sweet taste, with none of the bitterness that sometimes characterizes other green teas, Xihu Long Jing's significant difference from other green teas is the smooth flat appearance of the tea leaves. TeaVivre have selected a great example of this premium Xihu Long Jing tea.

Whenever you feel upset or restless, Long Jing Tea is the perfect drink to relax and calm you.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
185℉ / 85℃ 185℉ / 85℃
2 Teaspoons / 2g Tea 4g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 4 steeps: rinse, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

The Long Jing Village Tea Garden is located in the Xihu (“West Lake”) area and is the place of origin of Xihu Long Jing tea. The tea producers in this area strongly recognize the importance of the local ecosystem to their tea, and work hard to preserve both the local tea culture and the natural environment.

Longjing Village Tea Garden

Long Jing Village Tea Garden in Xihu, Hangzhou

Origin

This 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.

Map of Xihu

Tea Bush

The fresh tea leaves are from tea plants of the Jiukeng species, also called Jiukeng Big-leaf. This variety of tea plant was originally found in Chun’an, Kaihua, in Zhejiang Province, and Shexian in Anhui Province. In the 1950s, it was introduced to tea-growing areas all around Zhejiang. In 1985 it was verified as a national species with number GS13023-1985 by the National Crop Variety Certification Committee. The dry leaves of the spring tea from this species contain about 3.4% amino acid, 20.9% tea polyphenols, 13.3% catechin and 4.1% caffeine, which makes them well suited for producing green tea.

Tea Tree species

History

Xihu Long Jing - West Lake Dragon Well green tea - has a long, distinguished history of over 1200 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, the Emperor’s love for this tea meant that it was frequently presented by petitioners as a royal tribute.

After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Long Jing tea was divided into three categories - Lion Peak Long Jing, Mei Jia Wu Long Jing, and the premium Xihu Long Jing selected by TeaVivre. In 1996, the West Lake village of Hangzhou city was recognized by the government as the home of Long Jing tea. In recognition of the value and quality of this tea, and the importance of the local environment and culture in its production, the government introduced special protection for this area to preserve its natural state and unique tea culture.

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