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Lung Ching Dragonwell

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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  • “Both the the dry leaves and the brew have a fresh vegetal cent. The liquor presents a bright yellow cup, with a taste to match its smell. It's not a very complex flavor, although it does pleasantly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I've had mixed experiences with Peet's Lung Ching Dragonwell, but when I get it right, it's absolutely some of my favorite green tea. The problem is, it's a bit fickle- steeped for a minute too...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I'll always have a fond place in my heart for this tea as it is the one that awoke me to the attractions of tea. It remains my favorite Lung Ching and the price is quite reasonable at $15 for four...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I drink this for my afternoon pick me up. its a great tea with a slight chocolate smell and a nutty roasted green tea taste. best with 2 minute steep around 170. good for 2-3 steeps. I use a level...” Read full tasting note
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From Peet's Coffee & Tea

The long, flat leaves yield a light emerald cup with a rich, slightly nutty taste.

This is probably the most famous green tea both inside and outside of China. Lung Ching means Dragon Well, and the tea derives its name from the beneficent dragon said to live in a local well. Lung Ching traditionally comes from the West Lake district of Zhejiang province, although much of the production has moved Southeast to the mountains around the town of Xinchang. Lung Ching is still made the way in which it has been for centuries, by individuals hand-rolling the leaves in a hot, steep-sided pan. This “pan-firing” method requires great care to match the temperatures with the size and tenderness of the leaves. When done with skill, and when using leaves from the Spring growth, the result is a rich and nutty-tasting green tea, with natural hints of fresh corn and vegetables.

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4 Tasting Notes

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Both the the dry leaves and the brew have a fresh vegetal cent. The liquor presents a bright yellow cup, with a taste to match its smell. It’s not a very complex flavor, although it does pleasantly linger on the tongue for quite a while after sipping. A good relaxing cup of green tea, none the less.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I’ve had mixed experiences with Peet’s Lung Ching Dragonwell, but when I get it right, it’s absolutely some of my favorite green tea. The problem is, it’s a bit fickle- steeped for a minute too long, it becomes bitter, steeped for a minute too short, it’s a bit watery. Similarly, temperature has an extremely variable effect on the tea. In that sense, it can be a bit of a disappointment. With that being said, when you get it right it’s absolutely flavorgasmic, almost buttery, with a lingering sweetness… mmm. I’m going to pour another cup.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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I’ll always have a fond place in my heart for this tea as it is the one that awoke me to the attractions of tea. It remains my favorite Lung Ching and the price is quite reasonable at $15 for four ounces.

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I drink this for my afternoon pick me up. its a great tea with a slight chocolate smell and a nutty roasted green tea taste. best with 2 minute steep around 170. good for 2-3 steeps. I use a level tablespoons worth for 6 ounce servings

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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