Dragonwell

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Green Tea
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Grass
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “I feel like there is a monster sitting in my chest... Ugh I got very little sleep last night, having the same recurring dream all night long. Woke up probably a million times. I usually don't get...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is my very first Dragonwell, and I'm not sure whether I should expect most other Dragonwells to taste like this or to try others. It's quite vegetal, for which I don't particularly care. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Again with the sourness. I guess my theory was wrong *shrugs* This was ok. A little too vegetal for me. I had a busy day at work and ended up forgetting about the second steep of this... The...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Drinking a rather large pot of this at the moment. I'm trying to get rid of some of my tea before my other orders get here so I'm adding an extra cup or two to the pot! I do enjoy this tea. It's a...” Read full tasting note
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Watered by rain from a local dragon, brewed by a Chinese emperor for his ailing mother, and honoured as the Qing Dynasty’s Imperial tea, Dragonwell is surrounded by lore. Imitators abound, but our Dragonwell is the real thing, grown and processed in China’s West Lake Region. The leaves are hand plucked and meticulously pressed in a hot wok over and over until the ideal temperature, shape, and flavour are reached. Perfection in every cup. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Green tea from West Lake Region, Hangzhou area, Zhejiang province, China.

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So somebody ate too many V-day chocolates and cookies yesterday. My tummy is shaking its head at me. Please be nice today, it says. I’ll try, but no promises (it is Friday after all). So I decide on a simple straight green. I love the name of this tea; it sounds like it has mystical powers. I’m getting a slight unexpected hint of ginger. It starts out a little astringent and then pleasantly smooths out. It doesn’t have the roasty notes I was expecting; the flavor is quite simple, but it’s nice. I think this is a tea I’d drink when I’m in the mood for something straightforward, or something I’d have with food rather than savor on its own. I’m actually enjoying it more as it cools down. I like it, but it’s not one I’d rush to buy more of. I’ve ordered a few different dragonwells so I’m going to wait and see how those ones stack up (perhaps a tea tasting is in order?)

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It’s a decent green tea. The liquor is a bright yellow green, and the leaves are uniformly shaped, flat and silky. However, the flavor is a little more vegetal than I’ve come to expect from a Dragonwell, and it seems a bit weak. On a couple of sips I’ve caught hints of sweetness, but nothing consistently. On the whole, I much prefer Teavana’s nuttier, toastier Dragonwell. This isn’t bad, just not something I’d order more of.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Technically, I am hard at work on a projet, so don’t tell anyone that I’m sneaking onto steepster!

Made a pot of this to accompany my hard work. Added a dash of honey as I tend to do with straight greens and served it bit by bit into my teeny tiny teecup (so in love with that thing!)

I found the tea to be skewed on the bitterness to flavour ratio. A high amount of bitterness for a surprising lack of flavour, even in the first understeeped cup. Yet, I finished the pot with pleasure.

Honestly, this tea was good, but compared to some awesome greens out there, there just isn’t any place in my cupboard for it. Literally. Bags fall out when I open the door….

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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My Dragonwell came in the Orient Express sample pack. I’m not exactly sure how to rate this because it’s my first experience with Dragonwell (I’m also not a big fan of green tea).

Drinking it, the flavor starts out very vegetal, slightly buttery and ends with nutty. The aftertaste is something different and hard to describe, it lingers in my mouth for a while too.

Not sure how much I like this. It’s enjoyable for a green tea that’s heavy on the vegetal flavor. But the aftertaste just leaves me feeling confused. I probably won’t buy any additional Dragonwell from David’s, just so I can try a different company and gain more experience.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I have a Dragonwell from Tealux, and I’m surprised with the difference. This version of David’s when I first bought I thought was great, and I thought it would be one of my go to green’s. I may have to re-think that.
The leaves from David’s are smaller, not as sweet smelling.
Brew is vegetal, slightly toasty, ending with a bitter note.
It’s not a bad tea, and I will have no problem finishing the stash, but this comparison will have me tasting/testing other Dragonwell’s.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Mmmm I liked this one! This is what I expected of a straight green when I started drinking them (using bags, which omg were horrid). Slightly earthy, not grassy, and full of flavour without tasting like I’m drinking the water I boiled my greens in.

I can see why some people experience a buttery or a nutty note, I suspect that those are what I was experiencing as well, but I was just too happy to be sipping a straight green that I enjoyed to put more thought into the why!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This is finally what I have been looking for in a straight green tea. I may have hit the steeping temp right on this one first try. Of course trying to duplicate it with our regular kettle may be hard but at least I know I can do this right. Only steeped for 3 minutes. Lovely light colour and tasted. Can’t wait to have this again. Need to rebuy soon though since I only bought a small amount.

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I just got this tea and was nervous on how to prepare it since I’ve never tried a dragonwell tea before. I’ve read some articles on how to prepare a dragonwell tea but ended up following David’s Tea directions. From this, I found the brew to be very weak. I’ll have to experiment more with this one!

Dorothy

You might want to try brewing it in a small vessel (like a gaiwan), with the same amount of leaves, less water, and short steeps (10 secs + resteep 10/15 secs)

LucLPN

Thank you for the tip! I’ll have to get a gaiwan then :) I brew all of my teas with a Breville One Touch.

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Steeped up a cup of this in my timolino shortly before my shift was over. Totally forgot about it until I got home about half an hour later. It was sadly really bitter. :(
Still a delicious tea, though!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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This one is a tea i’ve had for my birthday… as a gift OF COURSE.

The taste is really smooth and vegetal and have a little earthy aftertaste.
What a pleasure. I must say it do have a little nutty aftertaste.

Exciting I know… I LOVE YOU. haha.

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