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Green Tea
Green Tea
Broth, Brown Toast, Butter, Nuts, Toast, Toasty, Umami, Grass
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 285 ml

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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...” 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...” 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...” 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...” 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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62 tasting notes

I am going to be weird and say I love this tea with milk and sugar. Okay, I know I’ve been banned from the steepster world, but before I am let me have this one last tasting note :) I didn’t like it straight, or with just some sugar it just tasted burnt to me. (I swear I didn’t oversteep the tea, I only steep for 3 minutes at most even though the directions say more) And adding milk I don’t know it just went down so nice ahhhhhh….this will definitely be a miss since this is my last cup. But I will rebuy this sometime this month.

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I have tried several longjing’s and I believe I’ve developed a good palate for determining what is and is not authentic west lake longjing. This one would fall into the latter category for me, the flavour was very mild, the scent equally faint, the infusion very light. This is not a bad introduction to longjing as it captures some of the characteristics of the real thing, but please to anyone don’t be dissuaded by this experience to foresake longjing in the future from other suppliers. What really disappoints is the pricetag on this, $10 for 50 grams here.. David’s tea might be a bargain to your average starbucks consumer, where $10 buying you several cups worth of tea is better than $10 for one cup of fancy coffee, but this is still very expensive, especially for an inauthentic longjing. There are many reputable suppliers online for this wonderful tea and you don’t need to spend a fortune either, unless you are wealthy or a connoisseur a 3rd Grade longjing should only cost about $30 – 45 for a lb! Compare to David’s tea $90/lb. This 3rd grade dragonwell will also be authentic and you will know it’s authentic because the scent and flavour will be far more pronounced and lingering, not this tepid concoction David’s tea is passing off.

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49 tasting notes

It’s decent. Not a bad green tea but not one that I’d restock on either.

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30 tasting notes

I find I like Chinese greens better than Japanese and this one didn’t disappoint. Surprisingly little “green tea” flavour and with an interesting finish. I’d almost call it a little bit of a spiciness as it’s swallowed. First cup I steeped for 3:30 and it was ok, second I steeped for 5 minutes. 5 minutes still had the spicy flavour and added more of the “green tea” flavour without adding much bitterness.

180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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84 tasting notes

I love this tea. I’m not a very regular green tea drinker, but I do make this one fairly often. It’s wonderfully earthy and vegetal with a buttery finish. I’ve managed to get my steeping time and temps just right a few times and it is absolutely fantastic!

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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I have been drinking Dragonwell for years now, I have decided to stick with this tea. The reason I have sticked with this tea for years is because it has a roasted flavor and is one of the aspects I like about Dragonwell. I wouldn’t recommend drinking this tea after 6pm because it does have caffeine and it can interfere with your sleep. If you love green tea this is a tea for you.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 240 ML

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193 tasting notes

I think I liked this one more than I like a lot of senchas (Sencha Ashikubo not withstanding). It was very drinkable, not too bitter… I’m still getting a taste for straight greens, but this one is definitely under consideration to be an addition to my collection in that sense.

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2min 30 sec @ 80C

It smells exactly like miso soup? Well.. thats mouthwatering, actually.

Ok. The tea has cooled down, and I have tasted it…. It does taste a little like miso! And then like slightly buttered, not-white-but-not-quite-whole-grain toast. There is a toasted nutty taste for sure. I quite like it! I would love a stronger flavour though, but I think I may have underleafed. Mmm. this tea is very food-like, super digging it. Would buy again.

Edit: 2nd steep @ 82C for 4minutes ish is more miso and more butter. YESSS

Flavors: Broth, Brown Toast, Butter, Nuts, Toast, Toasty, Umami

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 11 OZ / 330 ML

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David’s Dragonwell is my favourite of quite a few Dragonwells I’ve had the pleasure of trying. It’s sunny and sweet, not smoky, and almost honey-like. Very forgiving of longer brew times and rebrews. Delicious.

1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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