The tea is bright and lively with a unique sharpness accented with bouquet and a slight touch of herb. The body is deep and long for a baked green tea. Its character differentiates it well from other varieties in this region and adds an unmistakeable breadth in the taste spectrum of Chinese green teas.
Long Ding Tea is made from the new leaves of good quality strong tea plants in the unique traditional way. The finished Long Ding Tea looks straight and elegant in appearance. It has an appealing flowery taste with a long sweet aftertaste. The dried tea leaves are thick and about 5mm - 6mm in length. When brewed, the tea leaves stand straight up in the water (an indication of exceptional quality). It is an excellent green tea with nice outlooking and good quality.
Kaihua Longding has beautiful green and thick bodied tea leaves. Always picked before Qingming (Pure Brightness) the finest grades are produced in late March and the other reasonable ones in Mid April.
Bring filtered or spring water to 170°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 2 minutes.
An excellent tea for brewing multiple times. If you want to prepare in the gong fu style, use more tea leaves with shorter infusions. You will be able to get 4 or 5 one minute infusions if you use a tablespoon of tea per cup.
Green tea buds,
Imported: Kaihua County, Zhejiang province, China