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Yuqian Dragonwell

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From The Tao of Tea

Native Name: Longjing

Origin: Zhejiang, China

Plucking Season: Harvested early spring of young tips and buds.

Introduction: Grown near the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province China. Yuqian ‘Before the rains’ Dragonwell is a carefully hand roasted green tea. Exceptional Dragonwell’s comprise only young leaf tips, full of flavor.

Flavor Profile: A nutty, warm, full-bodied flavor similar to roasted chestnuts. Enjoy it either warm or iced.

Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)

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Good Afternoon! The last time I visited Whole Foods Market, I purchased this limited edition Dragonwell from the Tao of Tea. I have very much enjoyed their teas in the past so I felt confident that I’d like this one as well. Plus… I love their tins!

The dry leaf possesses a very strong vegetative quality that softens into more of a roasted vegetable scent once it’s brewed. It’s funny to me because there was once a time when I would find these aromas to be rather off-putting, but now I love them! I don’t know if I have become a more skillful tea brewer, or if my palate has acquired a better appreciation for green tea. Either way… now when I smell a high quality Dragon Well such as this… all I can think is … OH YUM!

The depth and complexity of flavor here is remarkable. I love the nutty quality of this tea as well as the faint vegetative characteristic… and there is even a pleasant floral note right at the start as the tea hits the tip of the tongue. There is very little astringency. Slightly buttery, just a hint of bitterness, a delicious sweetness. A lovely tea!

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

This tea provided me with four very flavorful infusions. I think the third one was my favorite!

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Gentle roasted character. Some bitterness. Soft lingering dryness on the finish.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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