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Authentic Longjing Tea
Dragon Well Green Tea
From West Lake China

Regular price $3.74 Sale price $15.99
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Our delightful Longjing Tea Leaves are great for helping you feel relaxed and refreshed. This is a uniquely sweet green tea is very unique because it is not bitter like most green teas. Commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, Longjing tea is often served to visiting heads of state. Xihu Long Jing's significant difference from other green teas is the smooth flat appearance of the tea leaves. Tao Te Tea is proud to stock this premium quality Xihu Long Jing tea.

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

Tea Master's Notes

Origin:

Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

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

Estate:

Single Estate; Longjing Village Tea Garden

Caffeine:

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

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Origin

This premium grade Dragon Well Green Tea is from XiHu area, which is famous in China for producing the best Longjing tea leaves, and it is in an area with a beneficial variety of mountains, forests, small creeks, and world-class quality tea gardens. 

Map of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

The Estate

The Long Jing Village Tea Garden is located in the Xihu, “West Lake,” area and is the original producer of Xihu Longjing 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.

Long Jing Village Tea Garden

Botany

Our Longjing Dragon Well Green Tea is produced from the Longjing Qunti tea tree species, the oldest Long Jing species in record, is also called “Lao Cha Peng” or “Tu Cha Ye” by the local tea farmers, able to be traced back to the Tang Dynasty Long Jing tea made from this kind of species is characteristic in its mellow fragrance, and sweet aftertaste.

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 TaoTeTea.com.

In 1996, the West Lake village of Hangzhou city was recognized by the Chinese 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.

Brewing Suggestion

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Cup Method

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Chinese Gongfu Method

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