Long Jing (Dragonwell)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by sherapop
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 17 oz / 502 ml

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  • “Steep Information: Amount: 6.1g Water: 500ml filtered water 180°F Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL Steep Time: 2 minutes Served: Hot Tasting Notes: Dry Leaf Smell: toasted...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Examining the envelope of my Tazo Long Jing, I discovered that this tea was produced way back in December 2012 and is set to expire in December 2014. This suggests that different standards for what...” Read full tasting note
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A famous Chinese green tea with flat jade green leaves, a mellow flavor and fresh aroma.
This famous tea is produced in Zhejiang Province, in a village called Dragon Well, to the west of West Lake.

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Steep Information:
Amount: 6.1g
Water: 500ml filtered water 180°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toasted vegetables
Steeped Tea Smell: light vegetal, sweet
Flavor: vegetal, bitter
Body: Light
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: pale translucent yellow-green

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I like how the tea was packed in a plastic bag inside the tin, it kept them from being crushed in shipping.

Made this an additional time with 750ml of water, it turned out better, still a little bitter at the finish. The resteep of the same leaves turned out very bitter, but enjoyable with a bit of honey.

I think i may need to play with the parameters on this tea. It has a nice sweet toasted vegetal promise, and I hope I can smooth of the bitter finish. For now it will have to stay at “acceptable”.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/08/tazo-packaging-loose-leaf-green-tea.html

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Examining the envelope of my Tazo Long Jing, I discovered that this tea was produced way back in December 2012 and is set to expire in December 2014. This suggests that different standards for what constitutes “old” are used by specialty tea emporia than by mass-market brands.

The good news is that this tastes good. Perhaps the true aging process does not begin until a hermetically sealed package has been opened and exposed to air? Of course the cheap brands at the supermarket are not hermetically sealed, but these “Tazo Collection” whole leaf teas are. Or were, I should say, since Starbucks appears to have abolished the line.

Once again I noticed that the second glass was smooth and more tasty than the first. There must be some physiological explanation for this phenomenon. It’s the same tea! The only difference is that the second serving has been sitting (not steeping) in a tetsubin—not a yixing, so no extra flavor is being added!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 17 OZ / 502 ML

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