Lung Ching, or Dragon Well, is the national drink of China and customarily is given to visiting heads of state. Like most other Chinese green tea, Dragon Well leaves are heated in a pan over open flame to end the fermentation process. This fermentation occurs during the very tedious drying process.
As with all California Tea House’s teas, Dragon Well is best brewed in mineral water. Chinese folklore tells a story of rain water staying at the surface of well water due to its ability to fly. This ‘floating water’ sometimes creates a twisting serpentine form in the well that resembles a dragon. Brew your tea in this perfect water for the perfect cup, hence the name ‘Dragon Well’. Good luck catching ‘dragon water’, but some of our customers do eat the leaves of Dragon Well after steeping. They can’t get enough!