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Long Jing (Dragon Well)

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150 °F / 65 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “Bought tis a couple off weeks ago its my second Long Jing or Dragon Well pick the name u like most! Brewed this last night with the recommended 2 teaspoons off leave's with 80°c water (not...” Read full tasting note
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    darky 108 tasting notes
  • “After dunking my teabag in a cup of tepid water in the Kissmyass Cafe, my punk friend said, 'Listen Dude, have you never drunk any real China tea?' 'What the Hell' I said. So we went to the Dragon...” Read full tasting note
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    davidbye 4 tasting notes
  • “I love canton tea as a company, but i have to say their standard grade Long Jing is the worst i have had all year, flavour is poor and falls over in the second steeping. Their supreme grade...” Read full tasting note
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    Baybud 7 tasting notes
  • “I did not have mine from the 2008 harvest, but from the 2007 harvest. I bought it from the plantation while in china. it was remarkable! ” Read full tasting note
    jas 1 tasting notes

From Canton Tea Co

Long Jing is one of China’s most famous and best-loved green teas. This one is a classic lively green tea made from the first flush of the spring leaves, picked young and skilfully pressed flat in a hot, dry wok to arrest oxidation. The bright green liquor has sweet notes of fresh cut grass rounded off by a soft, chestnut flavour.

Our Buyer’s notes
“This superb Long Jing is grown by a top Long Jing farmer with over 50 years experience. We have been working with them for four years after a personal recommendation from our Tea Master.”

About Canton Tea Co View company

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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Bought tis a couple off weeks ago its my second Long Jing or Dragon Well pick the name u like most!

Brewed this last night with the recommended 2 teaspoons off leave’s with 80°c water (not recommended) and it was bitter. The brew lasted for 3Min but i had my water a bit to hot and way to many leafs for my liking… only started enjoying the third cup off the series brews i did.

Today tough i’m doing it my way, yes yes screw instructions i’m going with what i used my my Dragon Well form Jing. A 2m30 sec infusion with 65°c water and only one teaspoon full off the beautiful flat leaves! The result it a enormous difference over yesterday. I can taste the citrus note’s but there not overwhelming and i’m tasting nuts in the aftertaste. It gives a nice dry mouthfeel…

This is like i can tell a very good Dragon Well tea that surely can revival that off jing!

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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After dunking my teabag in a cup of tepid water in the Kissmyass Cafe, my punk friend said, ‘Listen Dude, have you never drunk any real China tea?’ ‘What the Hell’ I said. So we went to the Dragon Well Tea House and we drank Long Jing tea: what we had was roasted Shi Feng. ‘Listen, punk,’ (my friend said) ‘there may be there other variations of this Long Jinn tea: but what you are drinking is the best tea you will ever drink in your life.’ I tasted it, and at first was … something I couldn’t quite make out at first. This tea said ‘Who the Hell are you, do you know what you are drinking? Do you really appreciate good tea? Don’t you know I am the best you will ever drink? Or are you just a tea-bag hag?’ It tasted like something green and somehow good on the taste-buds . . . with a subtle promise that there was something better to come … and what developed wasn’t just fruitiness or floweriness, it was just leafiness! Gentle, smooth, good on the taste buds, a general greenness of taste, delicious, pleasant and satisfying, with a long lasting mouth-feel and aftertaste. A tea to philosophize with. Or just enjoy because you like being who you are. Now I like being who I am. Thanks to Long Jinn Tea. (Shi Feng)

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I love canton tea as a company, but i have to say their standard grade Long Jing is the worst i have had all year, flavour is poor and falls over in the second steeping.
Their supreme grade however is extremely fine and lasts 3-4 infusions assuming identical tea quanities/steep time/temp

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I did not have mine from the 2008 harvest, but from the 2007 harvest. I bought it from the plantation while in china. it was remarkable!

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