Dragon Well, Imperial Grade: China’s number one tea! Long Jing is without a doubt the most famous tea in China and is considered to be China’s national tea. This tea originated in the hills next to Hangzhou’s West Lake, which is one of the most scenic and beautiful places in China.
Long Jing means well of the dragon resulting in the English name ‘Dragon Well’ Tea. Most non-Chinese simply refer to this tea as Dragon Well. Long Jing Tea is only harvested in the spring, and the tea picked in the first two weeks produces the highest quality Long Jing, with the tea gradually getting poorer in quality as the harvest season continues.