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Wild Mountain Dragon Well

Our favourite Dragon Well - ever! Totally intoxicating.
Limited Edition Collection - once it's gone, it's gone

A rare Chinese green tea made from the youngest, most delicate leaves, picked on the first day of harvest. This Dragon Well has grown wild on the mountainside for generations, and is picked on just one day of the year. After picking, the tiny buds are hand pressed in a hot dry wok by the Tea Master- an ancient method that gives the finished tea a unique chestnut flavour. This superior grade is instantly recognisable by the perfectly uniform, vivid green buds and intense toasted chestnut aroma which is utterly intoxicating.

Possibly one of the nicest Dragon Wells I have ever tasted and my favourite tea of Spring 2017. It’s bloody delicious! – Alice, Head of Tea

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Lovely flavour

5

/ 5

loved this brew

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

OMG I'm happy.

5

/ 5

With a pot of this my summer has arrived. I haven't tasted another Dragon Well this year that I like as much.

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Worth every penny

5

/ 5

This is a pricey tea to drink every day, but sod it, what else can you get so much pleasure from for 86p? It really does taste fresh off the mountain, pretty leaves, gorgeous colour and that indefinable sweet, savoury, moreish taste that makes me want to greedily gulp it down. So I do - and so should you.

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Incredible Green Tea... but do not buy in the Winter

2

/ 5

While this is the highest of all quality Long Jings, the leaves managed to completely lose their luster by the end of the year. Perhaps this is unavoidable, but I would have expected more out of Canton. I received 9 oz. of the tea for Christmas (an incredibly exciting gift, by the way), but was immediately disappointed with the resulting brews. Moreover, I seemed to have received the bottom of the barrel. Every brew was littered with Long Jing pixie dust.

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

the perfect tea

5

/ 5

As a Dragon Well lover, I have tried varieties from many different shops, I can happily say that this is the best Dragon Well I have tasted. Canton Teas are always high quality in general, and all of their Dragon Wells are excellent, but this one in particular is an outstanding tea you will always come back to. Exceptionally smooth with a sweet, chestnutty flavour, it develops in complexity with each infusion and even each mouthful. It is a refined brew without being weak tasting and can be used for three infusions.

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Comforting

4

/ 5

This year's is the first of the Canton Tea Superior Long Jing's seasons that I've tried. Although it doesn't capture the grassy green qualities that I admire most in a Long Jing, it has a wonderfully mellow and rounded feel or flavour to it. It makes a comforting cup of green tea, it develops nicely across multiple infusions and seems pretty forgiving with regard to time & temperature of brew. To call it "everyday" is by no means to characterise it as ordinary, but rather to say it is reliable source of quiet pleasure.

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

superior dragon well

5

/ 5

This tea is excellent! This is probably my favorite tea from Canton, but it is hard to pick a favorite with some many great teas to choose from. Actually, I have loved every tea i have ever tried from this company. But, back to the SDW. The first infusion is heaven in a cup. The second third and sometimes fourth infusions are a mystical journey into the wonders of nature. I like to use a gaiwan teapot. Also, recently I have been experimenting with brewing the leaves in a tall glass, but i like the gaiwan best.

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

Depth and subtlety in a wonderful green tea

5

/ 5

This is amongst the best teas I have tasted. I have tried other dragon well teas and as I rule although I found them interesting I was always more impressed by good oolong or black teas. However, this is a revelation. Yes it has the classic grassy/nutty/fruity notes but it is how they sing together and the depth and smoothness of the flavour in such a light tea which is the difference here.

Highly recommended without any reservation to anyone who enjoys quality tea

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

It really is a pleasure to be able to enjoy this quality of tea

5

/ 5

"The dry leaves are long and flat and have a strong vegetal scent to them and they are full leaves, clearly they had to have been hand-picked. There is absolutely no dust in this tea which doesn’t surprise me, I’ve never had a tea from Canton that was dusty...."

To read the full review, visit It's All About The Leaf http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2219/tea-review-canton-tea-superior-dragon-well-green-tea-traditional-long-jing-2/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

A great example of this type of tea.

4

/ 5

"I am a big fan of Canton Teas, so it was with anticipation that I opened the packet of Superior Long Jing. And at once, I got the green bean aroma and the visual of the large flat leaves. Ah, Lovely...."

To read the full review, visit Its All About The Leaf: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2361/tea-review-canton-tea-superior-dragon-well-green-tea-long-jing/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

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Delicious

5

/ 5

"The main body of the tea is equal parts savory and sweet, with the savory side hinting at grainy, nutty, and yes, even green bean, flavors. Overall, this tea still tended towards the delicate side. Therefore, this is an ideal green tea for those that do not typically prefer stronger vegetal flavors. This is a very delicious representative of a Dragonwell tea.."

For the full review:
http://www.teaviews.com/2010/08/08/review-canton-tea-superior-dragon-well-green-tea/

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

The biggest hit to date

5

/ 5

"The grassiness was understated and complimented by a subtle sweetness, berry-like with a nutty tinge; like the seeds to a newly-picked grape. Of the hit-or-miss Dragon Wells that I’ve tried, this was the biggest hit to date."

For the full review:
http://www.teaviews.com/2010/10/08/review-canton-tea-co-superior-dragon-well-green-tea/

Wild Mountain Dragon Well

Best Long Jing Around

5

/ 5

Canton's Superior Dragon Well has, predictably a far more intact leaf shape than their standard grade.
This and other differences do render themselves on the final output of the tea.

This tea is much smoother than the standard grade, i find it doesn't have as much taste variation and is much less prone to bad brewing techniques.

The flavour is a beautifully balanced combination of nutty tones with light ever so slightly astringent grassy notes.
It isn't uite as fruity as say an Anji Baicha but shares many of its traits.

All in all the Long Jing by which other Long Jings are judged.


Brewing technique.

I always brew in a small glass teapot, one like on Jing tea website is perfect.
Add to that 2.5g of dragon well.
heat water to 65c YES, DONT KILL YOUR GREEN TEA!

Everyone always says 70-80 for green, this is really too hot! you don't get any of the beautiful fruity nuances, all you get is a bitter brew which has lost much of its AO content (Citation Needed!)

Steeping times
1st 3min
2nd 3min
3rd 4mins 30
4th If the tea will hold to 4 it will usually take 5-7 minutes, often i don't bother.

In conclusion Canton's Superior Long Jing is one of my fave all time green teas, just behind Anji Baicha.

Wild Mountain Dragon Well
Rated 5/5 based on 13 reviews

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This super-premium and flavoursome Dragon Well is truly one of the best that money can buy. A wide number of factors come together to make it the special tea that it is. The tea grows wild on the mountainside at 1300m, on century old bushes that were deserted over thirty years ago. Fortunately a local tea farmer Weng Xiaojiao opens up the field once a year to make sure that the fine young buds don’t go to waste. Harvesting takes place just one day a year, with the pickers rising at 3am to reach the field by foot so that the buds are picked before the midday sun hits. This year a particularly cold spring slowed the growth of the bushes, which has resulted in an incredibly refined flavour that you would only usually experience in a much more expensive tea.

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

Chinese Name Long Jing
Country China
Harvesting Area Chun’an County, Zhejiang Province
Plantation Altitude 1000m
Harvest Date 12th April 2017
Varietal Long Jing (bushes around 60 years old)
Leaf Appearance Uniform, sword shape leaves with a bright green hue. Toasty chestnut aroma
Tasting Notes First infusion is silky smooth and intense with toasted chestnut with a back note of floral orchid. Vegetal green bean flavour comes to the fore in subsequent infusions
Quick Brewing Instructions 5g, 75°C, 250 ml, 2 mins
Picking Standard 1 bud, 2 leaves
Farmer Weng Xiaojiao