Long Jing, Pre-Qingming 2021 - Organic Green Tea
Our pre-Qingming Long Jing or, Dragon Well, organic green tea this year comes from Lin An, a mountain village about 30 miles from the famous West Lake. The tea has the characteristic vegetal and nutty notes in a good balance.
Dragon Well is one of the most celebrated green teas of China. It is also called Long Jing and comes in many grades. Our batch is among the premium grade. Tea harvested in early spring before Qingming festival (15th day after spring equinox), is sought after for its delicate and refined notes.
LEAF: Tender budsets, color recalling the earliest shoots on the tea bush with a fresh vegetal and toasted aroma.
INFUSED LEAF: Pale green, succulent buds with notes of chestnut and cucumber.
CUP: Pale green with fragrant floral, vegetal and nutty aroma. Lingering nutty finish.
1 level tbsp or 2.5 gm per 8 fl oz cup
2 mins. Second steep 3 min.
Lin An Village, Hangzhou. Zhejiang Province, China
Cultivar: Qun Ti Zhong (old mix cultivar)