Very nice. I seem to have bad luck with dragonwell. This is only the second one that I’ve even remotely enjoyed. Perhaps because of it’s popularity there’s a lot of low quality stuff on the market.
Regardless of my past experiences, this is fantastic green tea. Light, fresh and refreshingly sweet, with just a hint of darker flavors, nudging on the edges of your subconscious. Although I don’t get a lot of those flavors that I’ve found to be distinctively “dragonwell”. Maybe I’ll pick up on them as I drink this tea more.
In China, April 5th is Qing Ming – a day usually spent in remembrance of our ancestors. It also marks the eve of a two week long harvest period for some of Xihu’s best Dragonwell teas.
Our Reserve Dragonwell was hand gathered on the first day after Qing Ming, when the leaf buds have barely opened.
The resulting tea has a natural floral aroma and a buttery nuttiness that is distinctively Dragonwell – and a subtle sweetness that is distinctively early harvest.