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Organic Dragon Well 50g Tin

Famous green tea with notes of green beans and sweet chestnut.

30% off all Pyramid Cartons and 50g Tins

This delicious organic Dragon Well is grown in the hills of Zhejiang Province near Long Jing, the village where this famous tea originated. The green tea leaves are picked young and taken back to the village where the skilled tea masters use their bare hands to press them flat in a hot, dry wok in the traditional way. This arrests the oxidation process and ensures the liquor carries the notes of freshly cut grass, rounded off by a soft, nutty flavour.

This product is also available in foil bags.



This tea shows wonderful a depth and smoothness, unusual in a green tea. Just ensure you brew it cool (around 75°C) to bring out the soft, sweet notes.

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*Based on a 3g serving, infused twice

Organic Dragon Well 50g Tin

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loverly flavour

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tried this as a change and enjoyed the flavour.

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Great Dragon Well

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I had tried Dragon Well in China and been looking for it in the UK. Canton's is by far the best I have tasted, and at a really good price. The tin keeps the tea nice and fresh too.

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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 organic 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:

Other Names - Dragonwell Tea, Dragon Well Tea, Long Jing, Lung Ching Tea, Longjing

Chinese Name Long Jing 龙井绿茶
English Pronunciation Long Jing
Country China
Origin Qiandao (Thousand Island) Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
Varietal Original Long Jing tea variety
Roasting Level The liquor is a shiny, clear, bright green.
Leaf Appearance The leaves are a bright jade green and gold in the shape of the beautifully even ‘yu ye’ (fish leaves) indicative of the authentic Long Jing producing area.
Aroma The tea has a lovely fresh, sweet nutty fragrance
Tasting Notes Smooth, lively taste. It has a slight citrus hint at the beginning, which then leads into a pronounced nutty flavour – hazelnuts and chestnuts, with a sweet and long lasting ‘hui gan’ (aftertaste).
Quick Brewing Instructions Use quite a lot of leaves (1tbsp) per cup (200ml) and brew cool, around 65°C (149°F), allowed to steep for 2-3 minutes and infuse at least 3 times.