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Wild Mountain Dragon Well
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OMG I'm happy.Review by Haskins
With a pot of this my summer has arrived. I haven't tasted another Dragon Well this year that I like as much.(Posted on 8/2/16)
Worth every pennyReview by Rollo
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.(Posted on 8/2/16)
Incredible Green Tea... but do not buy in the WinterReview by Daniel Nelson
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.(Posted on 2/18/14)
the perfect teaReview by Lauren
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.(Posted on 10/31/13)
ComfortingReview by Montaigne's Cat
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.(Posted on 9/24/13)
superior dragon wellReview by tim the teaman
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.(Posted on 2/23/12)
Depth and subtlety in a wonderful green teaReview by Paul
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.(Posted on 1/14/12)
Highly recommended without any reservation to anyone who enjoys quality tea
It really is a pleasure to be able to enjoy this quality of teaReview by Jamie at It's All About The Leaf
"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...."(Posted on 11/25/11)
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A great example of this type of tea.Review by Gretchen @ its All About The Leaf
"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...."(Posted on 11/25/11)
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DeliciousReview by Vanessa at Teaviews
"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.."(Posted on 1/7/11)
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The biggest hit to dateReview by Geoff at Teaviews
"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."(Posted on 1/7/11)
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Best Long Jing AroundReview by Dorian
Canton's Superior Dragon Well has, predictably a far more intact leaf shape than their standard grade.(Posted on 8/20/10)
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.
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!)
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.
We bought this tea last year from this farm and you loved it. This year it’s the same farmer, but the highest grade available so it’s even better.
Many years ago this mountainside tea garden was abandoned and the trees went untended, unpicked and nature took over. Then the farmer opened up the field and once a year, just after the spring festival, the gorgeous tender young leaves are picked and pressed.
Head of Tea
Other Names - Dragonwell Tea, Dragon Well Tea, Lung Ching Tea, Longjing, Long Jing Tea
|Chinese Name||Long Jing|
|Year of Production||2016|
|Origin||Chunan County, Zhejiang, China|
|Varietal||Original Long Jing tea varietal. Harvested from wild aged trees.|
|Aroma||The tea has a lovely fresh, sweet nutty fragrance|
|Liquor||The liquor is a shiny, clear, bright green|
|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 80°C (176°F), allowed to steep for 1-3 minutes and infuse at least 3 times|