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Authentic West Lake Dragon Well Green Tea
Premium Grade Loose Leaf Green Tea

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Authentic West Lake Green Tea

Chinese Name: Xīhú Jiāng Lǜchá | 西湖江绿茶

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.

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Tea Master's Notes

Origin:

Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 18, 2018

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

Shelf Life:

18 Months

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 Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

The Estate

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.

Long Jing Village Tea Garden

Botany

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 slightly bitter yet 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 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.

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

 

 

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