Long Jing (Dragon Well)

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Also known as Dragon well is produced by hand through a 10-part process. The side of West Lake in Zhejiang Province grows the tea used to produce Dragon well. Lung Ching is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald color, scented smell and tending sweet floral character.

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This famous variety of green tea is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title.

It is said that while visiting West Lake Emperor Qianlong took some time to watch the tea harvest, and decided that he would try it himself. While picking tea he received a message that his mother, the Empress Dowager, was ill and wished his immediate return to Beijing. He shoved the leaves he had picked into his sleeve and immediately left for Beijing.

Upon his return he immediately went to visit his mother. She noticed the smell of the leaves coming from his sleeves and he immediately had it brewed for her. It is said that the shape of Longjing Tea was designed to mimic the appearance of the flattened leaves that the emperor brewed for his mother.

Brewing Instructions:

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.

Ingredients:

Xi Hu Longjing,

Origin:

Imported Directly: West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (MeiJiaWu Village)

Also known as Dragon well is produced by hand through a 10-part process. The side of West Lake in Zhejiang Province grows the tea used to produce Dragon well. Lung Ching is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald color, scented smell and tending sweet floral character.

Extra Info:

This famous variety of green tea is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title.

It is said that while visiting West Lake Emperor Qianlong took some time to watch the tea harvest, and decided that he would try it himself. While picking tea he received a message that his mother, the Empress Dowager, was ill and wished his immediate return to Beijing. He shoved the leaves he had picked into his sleeve and immediately left for Beijing.

Upon his return he immediately went to visit his mother. She noticed the smell of the leaves coming from his sleeves and he immediately had it brewed for her. It is said that the shape of Longjing Tea was designed to mimic the appearance of the flattened leaves that the emperor brewed for his mother.

Brewing Instructions:

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.

Ingredients:

Xi Hu Longjing,

Origin:

Imported Directly: West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang (MeiJiaWu Village)

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A brew with an aristocratic air. When the leaves first meet hot water, the aroma has the grassy field, but there are some flowers in this field. This first infusion (2.5 min) is greenish amber and has a flavor of crunchy roasted vegetables and hints of flowers. The second infusion (3 min) is silky and even more delicious. There is a bit of earth and smoke below the fruit in what is now a delicate amber brew. A third infusion (3.5 min) yields a bit darker amber, and a subtle, smoky flavor.

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5 Stars

In the US, it is difficult to find good green tea and we are lucky to have it at NMteaCo. This tea is rather temperamental, meaning you have to brew it carefully and it's better if you do it traditionally. I like adding osmanthus flower to the infusions.

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4 Stars

This is my favorite tea from the New Mexico Tea Company. It is delicate with a very smooth taste. I enjoy one hot cup in the morning and then drink the second infusion iced at mid-day. One trick that I use is to rinse the tea well in the tea strainer with cold, filter-purified water immediately prior to brewing. The dampened leaves let go of the flavors more readily and allow brewing at the cooler 160 degrees rather than the 175 degrees recommended on the package. I find that the flavors released at lower temperature are supreme without any bitterness.

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