Origin: Jin Long Ping village, Xuan En county, Hubei province, China
Harvest Date: March 26-30, 2017
Cultivar:Long Jing #43
Elevation: 750 - 800m
A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.
Our top-shelf Dragon Well, harvested prior to the Qingming period in early spring from high mountain tea gardens in the Bao Kang area of northern Hubei province. These pristine tea farms are located in a remote area, far removed from the industrial pollution that is prevalent near Dragon Well's traditional growing region in Hangzhou. For nearly a decade we have practiced direct trade with the farmers in Bao Kang, who grow the same traditional Dragon Well tea bush cultivars and use the same artisanal methods of firing and shaping this most cherished style of pan-fired Chinese green tea.
Tasting Notes: Exclusive early spring micro-lot with a pleasant grassiness balanced with a deliciously sweet roasted chestnut aroma and a rich, almost brothy umami flavor.
Ingredients: organic green tea
Jin Long Ping village, Xuan En county, Hubei province, China
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3 minutes
For subsequent infusions: 3 minutes (2nd) | 4 minutes (3rd)