China Cha Dao "Pre-Ming Grade 1" 2011 Spring Long Jing Green Tea

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  • “~_Backlogging (so, based almost entirely on my notes)_~ _Experience buying from China Cha Dao_: < more later, but positive overall, with some reservations > _Age of leaf_: Stated as harvested...” Read full tasting note
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Long Jing is often called the national drink of China and is frequently given to visiting heads of state. It is also a favorite tea of today’s top leaders, with a portion of production reserved for government customers.

Like most other Chinese green tea, Longjingtea leaves are pan fired (not fried) to stop the fermentation process. In the world of tea, the term “fermentation” refers to the drying of the freshly picked leaves, resulting in enzymatic oxidation. This oxidation is stopped by frying or steaming the leaves before they completely dry out. As is the case with other green teas, Longjing tea leaves are unfermented. When steeped, the tea produces a yellow-green color, a gentle, pure aroma, and a rich flavor. The tea contains Vitiman C, amino acids, and has one of the highest concentration of catechins among teas, second only to white teas.

About the Anti-Fake Sticker:
Only 250g “Pre-Ming Grade 1” or above grade Long Jing will comes with an “Anti-Fake” sticker, to prove that the tea is produce and picked in West Lake, Hangzhou Province during Pre-Ming(20th March – 4th April). The “Anti-Fake Sticker” are given out to tea farmers and producer by the Hangzhou Agriculture Department. The numbers of these “Anti Fake Stickers” farmers and produce get depence on the size of the farm land and tea tree they own, so these sticker is limited in an amount.

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170 tasting notes

Backlogging (so, based almost entirely on my notes)

Experience buying from China Cha Dao: < more later, but positive overall, with some reservations >

Age of leaf: Stated as harvested in spring 2011, received in late fall, brewed up not long after.

Appearance and aroma of dry leaf: Looked and smelled like other Dragon Well teas I have had.

Brewing guidelines: 2 tsp tea, 2 cups water.Loose in glass Bodum pot. Stevia added.
……….1st: 170; 1’
……….2nd: 175; 1.5’
……….3rd: 180; 2’
……….4th: 185-190; 2.5’

Aroma of tea liquor: Good, sweet smell.

Flavor of tea liquor: Familiar Dragon Well flavor. Held up fairly well though four steepings.

Appearance and aroma of wet leaf: < no notes here >

Value: moderately priced at about $4/oz.

Overall: Nothing stood out about the tea. It is about as good as other Dragon Wells I have had for a much better price (Jing Teas Shop). I wish I could say more.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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