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Green Tea
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Green, Nutty
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180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “This anonymous little dragonwell has suffered perhaps not deliberate, but obvious, neglect and still steeps up beautifully despite its long languish in nothing but a cellophane packet. Gentle...” Read full tasting note
    gmathis 1959 tasting notes
  • GCTTBR6 Ehh, this is pretty plain. Slightly nutty, tastes like a green tea (but not vegetal). I used 1.5 tsp leaf and steeped 6 minutes in 500 mL water (85 deg C), but it was a...” Read full tasting note
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    arbutus 1092 tasting notes
  • “100th tasting note, and this one is bittersweet for me. On the upside I’ve reached a mile stone writing 100 reviews (and reviewing near 100 different types of tea presumably, excluding any...” Read full tasting note
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    Mookit 134 tasting notes

From Shanghai Ganchun Tea Company

Longing tea have a long history of plantation. Longjing tea is the high class tea usually used as presents. Longjing tea belongs to green tea and is a cherished genus. The leaf is flat and smooth, glossed with jade green color. It emits dense aroma and tastes pleasant. It is famed by its four “incomparables.” A beautiful shape likened to the tongue of a sparrow, a green color comparable to the green jade, a dense aromatic scent it emits and an enduring gusty taste to the mouth. It comes out from carefully tending and when being fried it is stirred with human hands. It is perfectly an artifact in tea.

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6 Tasting Notes

1959 tasting notes

This anonymous little dragonwell has suffered perhaps not deliberate, but obvious, neglect and still steeps up beautifully despite its long languish in nothing but a cellophane packet. Gentle golden color, with a very nutmeggy personality. May have to research source and availability more carefully once it’s gone.

Tastes like a bright spring day instead of the mucky, muddy, half-thawed, questionably cloudy sloggy afternoon outside my window.

yyz

We could all use a little spring right now:-)

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1092 tasting notes

GCTTBR6

Ehh, this is pretty plain. Slightly nutty, tastes like a green tea (but not vegetal). I used 1.5 tsp leaf and steeped 6 minutes in 500 mL water (85 deg C), but it was a tiny bit bitter in the aftertaste. Mostly it was just really plain and not very flavorful.

Flavors: Green, Nutty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
MrQuackers

Long Jing is one of the top teas of the world. I don’t know about the one you have.

I reccomend using the same method as oolong tea. Place the tea directly in the cup, and refill the cup as needed. The leaves should can also be eaten.

The way I used to brew this one was just to place it in a cereal bowl and add water, then drain. You can get multiple resteeps out of it.

Because Long Jing is very close to being white tea (except for the pan firing) and is basically young leaves, it should be light and refreshing. Honestly, this is the tea I crave, often.

I use a little sugar in my tea, as well, so that might change the experience.

LuckyMe

Long jing can vary depending among other factors, when it’s picked. First flush dragon well is more expensive but tends to be light. I prefer the later flushes which are fuller in flavor, nutty and more vegetal

Arby

I’ll keep those things in mind, thank you. I’m very new to green tea (but familiar with whites), so it might be that this sample was older, or maybe my palate isn’t used to greens enough to taste the nuances of them yet.

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134 tasting notes

100th tasting note, and this one is bittersweet for me. On the upside I’ve reached a mile stone writing 100 reviews (and reviewing near 100 different types of tea presumably, excluding any duplicates), but on the downside, I had to say goodbye to my Teavana double-walled glass mug that I absolutely adored. A while ago I somehow managed to crack the inner walls of it while doing dishes, but I was able to keep using it because the crack was not on the exterior of the cup and didn’t seem to be letting any liquid through. However, after taking out of the drying rack today I noticed the crack had spread all the way down the side of the mug, and I could now feel the edges of it. So there goes my favourite mug, which is not even for sale anymore. I am down to my very last one, but I keep that one at work 24/7 since I spend most of my time there anyway. Maybe I can mooch one off of my mom, who has 4 of these. So I guess it’s not that bad, hah.

I am drinking a green tea to help perk me up for an after-work study session, which are usually harder to stay focused than in the early mornings before work (although that’s a whole different kind of difficulty!). I haven’t had this dragonwell in a while, so I felt like refreshing my memory of it. The aroma of the dry leaf and the tea itself is very light and delicate – almost indiscernible. The flavour is much the same. I added a bit more leaf than my instincts told me to, because I remember from my last tasting that the tea is quite weak in flavour, so I was hoping to draw some more distinct notes out of it.

Freshly brewed and quite hot, the tea doesn’t have much of a flavour profile. It’s very light on the tongue and doesn’t leave much of an aftertaste either (something I personally look for in a green tea.) As it cools, the body improves slightly, but still not enough to make a noticeable difference.

This tea is probably supposed to be a lighter type of green tea, but for my own enjoyment, next time I will try to add even more leaf and steeping time and see how that goes.

MrQuackers

How much water are you using? How much tea?

Mookit

I use about 16oz of water (one large mug) and roughly two teaspoons of this tea. I don’t measure it exactly, I only eyeball it most of the time so I can’t say precisely.

Mookit

Another factor is that these tea leaves are extremely long and I’ve only steeped them once before so it’s still at the trial and error stage for me. For my other teas I learn how I like them done after a few steeps and that’s what I stick to consistently.

MrQuackers

The best thing is to get a little scale so that you can measure the tea out in grams. In order to improve the taste of the tea, I recommend brewing it with 200 mL of water when you want a stronger flavour. You’ll need a couple of table spoons of leaf, if memory serves or about 4 grams. Long Jing is a special and very refreshing tea. You can also eat the tea leaves after. If you just want a light refreshing cup, you can use the mug of water.

MrQuackers

I forgot to mention, with this tea, I like to brew it in a bowl and then pour it out into a cup. The leaves really take up quite a bit of room. By bowl, I mean like a cereal bowl size. You can also put in the bottom of a cup and keep adding water as you drink from the top.

Mookit

Ah, good suggestions, thanks! I’ll give that a try for next time.

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