Long Jing (Dragon Well) Master Grade
The leaves of this particular Long Jing are harvested at the beginning of spring—an entire week before the other varieties are picked—by local farmers who have maintained a fierce pride in growing the finest tea for generation after generation.
The brew is flush with the youthful, vibrant colors of yellow and green, and this premium-grade Long Jing has a natural sweetness reminiscent of sugarcane. Along with the sweetness you will also enjoy other slight but distinct tastes not characteristically associated with green tea. You will sense the assertive notes of grass, spinach, and seaweed that fill out the body of this ancient tea and lend it complexity.
Recommended amount: 5-6 grams or 4 tsp. of tea
Water amount: 1 gram of tea / 50-80ml of water or 1 tsp. of tea / 2-3 oz. of water
Temperature: 75-80 °C or 167-176 °F
First brew: 1 min 30 seconds
Subsequent brews: Add 20-30 seconds