Yay, a green tea I have liked!
I got this as a free sample from Zen Tea Life (thank you!) and just brewed it up today – I haven’t really been in a green tea mood for a long time.
I used a little bit more leaf and a little cooler temperature than called for and steeped on the short side because I’m cautious with green teas now.
And… I like it! It is nutty, with a little bit of walnut like astringency but just the right amount. I get hints of almonds, green beans, and a little bit of butteriness at the end.
I’m rather relieved – I think I’ve broken through my green tea aversion now.
LongJing (Dragon Well)
LungJing produced from the West Lake of Hangzhouand and is prepared from young fresh buds during the spring season. The world’s most renowned China green tea also known as “Lung Ching” envelops the whole palate with a slightly sweet, very refreshing liquor. A classic wok-fired green tea, it has a delicate chestnut like flavour, captivating aroma, and a lovely yellow-green color.
Origin: Hangzhou, China
Steeping method: 1-2 teaspoon, 80 C(176F), 2 min