Long Jing (Dragonwell)

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Green Tea
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 4 g 17 oz / 502 ml

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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”.

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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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A seriously solid Long Jing. Too bad it’s been discontinued, along with the rest of the Tazo Collection series of loose tea.

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