Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Roasted nuts, Spinach, Vegetal, Chestnut, Mint, Squash Blossom, Sweet, Butter, Nutty, Peas, Artichoke, Popcorn, Grass
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 9 oz / 265 ml

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  • “Time for my green tea after dinner tea plan! Since my white Silver Needle Jasmine tasted better with more leaf, I decided to put in about a teaspoon more leaf than I normally do. Whoah! It...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So I steeped this up and set it on my desk while listening to Emmylou Harris. She is the voice of the angels, or at least I think so. Strange I would think this seeing how most of my music is '70's...” Read full tasting note
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    ks6 1251 tasting notes
  • “Thanks once again to *Angel* & *Teavivre* for this sample. I put the entire sample into my testtube steeper, & steeped 15/30/oops! I got distracted & let this one go way too long/back to short...” Read full tasting note
    Terri HarpLady 2859 tasting notes
  • “This is an exceptional Dragon Well. I enjoy Dragon Well anyway, but, this one kicks it up a notch. The flavor is so crisp and clean. Vibrant. You can really taste the quality it this. ...” Read full tasting note
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From Teavivre

Origin: Tianmu Mountain(天目山), Lin’an County, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang, China

Ingredients: One bud with one or two leaves

Harvest time: April 15, 2014

Taste: Fresh aroma with chestnut flavor

Brew: 1-2 teaspoons for 8oz of water. Brew at 176ºF (80 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes (exact time depends on your taste – a longer time will give the tea a stronger taste and color)

Health Benefits: Dragon well long jing tea can refresh minds, brace spirit, help you think, remove fatigue, improve your work efficiency. It also has fluorine, which helps protect your teeth from acid corrosion and decay by bonding with calcium in teeth.

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119 Tasting Notes

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6770 tasting notes

What an excellent Dragon Well this is! It’s extremely pure and clean and crisp! It’s makes my mouth water and it’s sweet. I thought the flavor was sort of like the ‘water’ of water chestnuts (not the texture of).

This was wonderful!

I had a hot cup and a cold cup and LOVED both!

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125 tasting notes

Oh wow… I have to hold on to my socks because they are about to fly off. This is some delicious Dragonwell.

I got it as a sample with my order couple of weeks ago and been waiting to try it. I used about half of the packet for 8 ounces of 80C water. The dry tea smelled fresh and vegetal and its color was beautifully green.

I steeped it for 2 minutes and was a little worried about the time because I usually steep my Dragonwell for 5 minutes… I did have a little less water though and visually this Dragonwell looked better quality than what I’m used to so I went along with it.

The resulting liquid was very pale green and … oh my… 2 minutes was plenty and the taste: divine. It was sweet, creamy, buttery, vegetal, rich, crisp, nutty and magic…. It was magic… So very tasty, I didn’t know Dragonwell can be this amazing! It almost reminded me a tad of milk oolong, there was this natural milkiness to it that drove me crazy with every sip.

Teavivre, what have you done? How in the world can I finish the rest of the regular Dragonwell that I have, knowing this type of creamy goodness exists? How can I look my old and trusted Dragonwell in the tin and say “I love you”?

I have to have a plan…. and this plan might be drinking a lot of Dragonwell in the near future to deplete my inventory and order this sock blowing, yummy excellence instead.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
boychik

i have an idea – give it away. from now on i try to drink only what I’m crazy about. unless its a sample. i have a tea buddy (not on Steepster,just regular friend) who i dump all my less fave or boring teas. she is ecstatic and thinks I’m crazy. thank G-d she doesnt know all my real numbers:)

Kamyria

LOL I know you are right… lets see if I can do this without feeling terribly awful about it…

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Kamyria, I just had a similar experience with a milk oolong yesterday, I feel I have to dump my current milk oolong for Mandala’s, the current one just seems like a pale version in comparison!

TheTeaFairy

BTW, I also like this tea a lot, I’m out cause you have to drink it fast I find, to keep that fresh taste present (how could you not drink it fast, right?) Great review :-)

Kamyria

Thanks! It’s sad outgrowing a favourite tea but inevitable as we taste more and more and more. :D

boychik

Have you tried Verdant’s Dragonwell Style Laoshan Green?

Kamyria

No, haven’t tried that yet.

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892 tasting notes

Whoops! I got confused among the various superlatives and brewed up a pot of Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing, though I meant to brew up one which I had not already tried!

As always, very good. Seemed more chestnuty than usual today.

Flavors: Chestnut

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 19 OZ / 561 ML
Cheri

Oops! It was a fun run while it lasted.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve been drinking this one for about an hour now :)

sherapop

Cheri, it’s not over! That was just a mistake! Mistakes were made! Lol

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159 tasting notes

I drank numerous cups of this throughout the afternoon.
Crisp, sweet and nutty with a hint of buttery spinach. No bitterness.
Delicious, and a pleasure to drink even when cool.

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146 tasting notes

Was in the mood for a straight green while I try (once again) to get started on my last paper for the semester. It is a family case study with regard to health policy, so pretty boring to research and write about. At least to me. :/

Anyhow, I was happy to find one more sample bag of this hiding behind the flavored matcha. I used a little bit less leaf than last time and it is still great. Fresh, sweet, and a bit buttery with that hint of water chestnuts that I like so much- just what I wanted this fine afternoon.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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1195 tasting notes

I am so mad at my mom right now, she used my desperation and tears about being one week off from seeing my favorite hockey team in Florida on spring break again to book a cruise from Tampa during that week.

Oh no, not for me, for her and my dad. I have to go up there and watch the dog. Never even ran it by me until today telling me that’s what I’m going to be doing.

Never asked. MEH.

So then I decided I had to try this Dragonwell today rather than wait till morning. I’m sure it’s just a matter of it steeping a shorter amount of time, but the other one just seemed so much more creamy and nutty.

This isn’t bad though, 30 more seconds would probably have done it good. It does remind me of peas and a bit like sparkling mineral water. And it smells just so clean! It’s like having spring in a cup, 14 hours before a winter weather watch.

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Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this sample

I am not the biggest fan of green tea, but I wanted to try some good quality straight greens to try to change my mind. So, I asked for some samples from Teavivre.

Dry leaf: smells very vegetal
Liquor: still smells vegetal, very light yellow colour

Taste: vegetal, smooth nutty quality, and that “savory” flavour that I am getting like salted butter. I find the taste to be comforting.

2nd steep: 80degrees, 1.5 minutes, much the same as the first

Unfortunately, I wasn’t really feeling well, so I tossed the leaves and didn’t do more infusions but I think this would go a couple of more infusions.

Overall, I like the Pi Lo Chun from Teavivre better, but this company is starting to change my opinion of green tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

I did the same (don’t like green teas so got one from Teavivre to try). I wimped out and went for the gunpowder green but really enjoyed it – a first for me in green tea territory!

tigress_al

Teavivre sure has a way of changing your mind about things!

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Free sample from Teavivre

Back to reviewing teas after a few days off. This is the last of my samples from Teavivre and it is one that was well worth waiting for. I love the flat leaf and bud. The aroma of the dry leaf is sweet and nutty. The tea brews into a light yellow liquor and the taste is smooth, sweet, slightly nutty with a slight vegetal hint. The second steeping is as good as the first. I wonder how the third will be. I am really enjoying this tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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If only all green teas were like this …

A sample so kindly sent by Hallie (and yes I am breaking my two caffeine teas a day rule. Temptation is too hard to resist…), I was glad of a chance to compare with the dragon wells I could find locally and there is not much of a competition – this is really much better. At all levels. Weird taste note – there was a nutty taste which is lovely and which I can not quite describe. The seller mentions chestnuts, not to me – for me it was something more like pumpkin seeds or something even greener… Lovely just the same, even if impossible to describe.

PS – downrating this a little bit. Tried to resteep and it does not work! Second steep was extremely weak, even using my tricks of much less water and hotter, and third steep was plain hot water. My generic worse-quality dragonwells are more generous. I think it is usually unfair to expect a tea to be re-steepable, it does not work with ALL teas nor should it have to – but this is a dragon well and can not help comparing it to other dragon wells!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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This is by far one of my favorite Dragon Well teas out there. I’m not a huge fan of Teavivre’s shipping performance. Free samples came within about 10 days, but my resulting large order of this tea took over a month. Though Teavivre was communicative, I didn’t find their explanations reasonable. But with that said, I’d be tempted to run the gauntlet again and order more. It’s that good. I’ll update this review when I have the time, but it just offers a wonderful complexity, yields more infusions and tastes awesome. Though I like VerdantTea’s Mrs. Li’s Shi Feng Dragonwell Green Tea, and want to support that company, I’d say this is superior.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Mark B

Since originally posting about this exceptional tea, I recently bought a pound I like it so much. I’m happy to say Teavivre’s shipping performance (paid this time) was much better, like night and day.

Mark B

This was the 2012 harvest.

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