05.11.2018 Dragon Well Single Cultivar Long Jing #43

Dragon Well Single Cultivar Long Jing #43

Garden Direct Organic Green Tea

$48.00
100g

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Description

Cultivar: Long Jing #43
Elevation: 750 - 800m
Harvest: March 29-31, 2019

Dragon Well is a pan-fired green tea that is produced by "flat-frying" tea leaves in a hot pan until shaped into blades and dried. The heat and tossing action carried out in pan-firing tea leaves initiates the maillard reaction, resulting in a pleasant toasty aroma and nutty sweetness. This Dragon Well is comprised of tender buds and leaves harvested during the early spring Mingqian time, making for a rich, brothy and sweet infusion. Dragon Well is a well known, Chinese "tribute tea" once given in tribute to the emperor of the time. Made from the traditional cultivar called Long Jing #43 (literally, "Dragon Well #43"), this micro-lot offers the classic Dragon Well character of pleasant grassiness balanced with hints of toasted pecan and green banana.


Origin

Jin Long Ping village, Xuan'En County, Hubei Province, China

Tasting Notes

Pleasant grassiness balanced with toasted pecan and unripe banana.

Ingredients

Organic green tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 4g tea per 350-400ml (11-12oz) to a glass teapot, like our Ming Cha Teapot or Simple Brew.
Use water cooled to 180°F
Add water and infuse for 3 minutes.
Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

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Superb
Jun 26, 2017
This Long Jing Cha tastes just like the tea I had in Hangzhou and although not from that area it is what I...
Scott W Thomas
San Diego, CA
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Superb
Jun 26, 2017
This Long Jing Cha tastes just like the tea I had in Hangzhou and although not from that area it is what I...
Scott W Thomas
San Diego, CA
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Superb
Jun 26, 2017
This Long Jing Cha tastes just like the tea I had in Hangzhou and although not from that area it is what I...
Scott W Thomas
San Diego, CA
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