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TeaVivre said

Long Jing Tea Trees Fried by High Temperature: Resulting 2014’s Output Decreased

Hangzhou has been under a subtropical high-pressure belt from July. This city experiences the continuously hottest weather in years at the temperature over 40℃ for several days. Worsely, being lacking of rainfalls, tea trees in the Xi Hu Long Jing Tea Garden is burnt and dried up by the sun. According to the staff in Agricultural Bureau of West Lake Scenic Spots, the high temperature will last for a period of time. But the inevitable consequence is resulted that the output of 2014’s Long Jing Green Tea will definitely been decreased, especial LongJing Number 43.

More information can be found here:
http://www.teasandthes.com/news/long-jing-tea-trees-fried/

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Javan said

Thanks for this information. This year’s crop was my first real experience of Long Jing teas, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the ones I’ve had.

TeaVivre said

Long Jing teas are delicious and tasty. Dragon Well green tea as it is known in China, is commonly regarded as one of China’s top ten teas, and is often served to visiting head’s of states.

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K S said

I have been wondering how the record heat would affect not only Long Jing but Chinese Tea in general?

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TeaVivre said

In china, almost many places are experiencing the continuously hottest weather, especially Hangzhou. Except Long Jing will be affected by the record heat, other teas that made with tea trees in the Xi Hu Long Jing Tea Garden will aslo be affected.

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