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Dragon Well Pyramids
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So easyReview by Julia
I have been drinking Dragon Well for years and when I discovered these I was delighted. I keep a packet with me in my bag and I can take it to friend's houses so I don't have to drink the usual milk and two sugars. Perfect.(Posted on 10/24/13)
Dragon Well is very significant to Chinese culture, and trying it is essential to gaining a true experience of Chinese tea. A real Long Jing can only come from Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. The intricate processing requires tea masters, generally over the age of 50, who press the leaves into the hot woks by hand.
Dragon Well is renowned for distinctive flattened leaves, a strong aroma and a deep, long-lasting flavour. The yellower the leaves the better, indicating less chlorophyll and younger buds. Something about the wok-pressing process that seems to develop Dragon Well into an extremely rewarding green tea, with a richness of flavour that retains its intensity for a long time.
Our Long Jing is grown on a small tea garden on an Island of Qiandao Lake, aka ‘Thousand Island Lake’ in Zheijiang province. This lake is manmade, created in the Maoist era (1950s) when a hydroelectric station was built nearby, flooding an area of 573km² containing two ancient cities and three other ancient townships, which now lie submerged beneath. The lake is dotted with over 1000 islands covered in lush forests and full of wildlife.
Read more about Dragon Well on the blog.
Watch Phil Mumby's video of Dragon Well being made:
|Chinese Name||Long Jing 龙井绿茶|
|English Pronunciation||Long Jing|
|Origin||Nanshan Village, Yuqian Town,Linan, Zhejiang province|
|Aroma||Fresh, sweet and nutty.|
|Liquor||Crisp pale green.|
|Tasting Notes||Bright, sappy and vegetal with notes of hazelnuts and chesnut.|
|Quick Brewing Instructions||Use one Pyramid per cup (250ml) and brew cool, around 65°C (149°F), allowed to steep for 2-3 minutes and infuse at least twice.
Read more about Dragon Well (Long Jing) green tea in Canton Tea School