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GCTTBR6

Ehh, this is pretty plain. Slightly nutty, tastes like a green tea (but not vegetal). I used 1.5 tsp leaf and steeped 6 minutes in 500 mL water (85 deg C), but it was a tiny bit bitter in the aftertaste. Mostly it was just really plain and not very flavorful.

Flavors: Green, Nutty

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML
MrQuackers

Long Jing is one of the top teas of the world. I don’t know about the one you have.

I reccomend using the same method as oolong tea. Place the tea directly in the cup, and refill the cup as needed. The leaves should can also be eaten.

The way I used to brew this one was just to place it in a cereal bowl and add water, then drain. You can get multiple resteeps out of it.

Because Long Jing is very close to being white tea (except for the pan firing) and is basically young leaves, it should be light and refreshing. Honestly, this is the tea I crave, often.

I use a little sugar in my tea, as well, so that might change the experience.

LuckyMe

Long jing can vary depending among other factors, when it’s picked. First flush dragon well is more expensive but tends to be light. I prefer the later flushes which are fuller in flavor, nutty and more vegetal

Arby

I’ll keep those things in mind, thank you. I’m very new to green tea (but familiar with whites), so it might be that this sample was older, or maybe my palate isn’t used to greens enough to taste the nuances of them yet.

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MrQuackers

Long Jing is one of the top teas of the world. I don’t know about the one you have.

I reccomend using the same method as oolong tea. Place the tea directly in the cup, and refill the cup as needed. The leaves should can also be eaten.

The way I used to brew this one was just to place it in a cereal bowl and add water, then drain. You can get multiple resteeps out of it.

Because Long Jing is very close to being white tea (except for the pan firing) and is basically young leaves, it should be light and refreshing. Honestly, this is the tea I crave, often.

I use a little sugar in my tea, as well, so that might change the experience.

LuckyMe

Long jing can vary depending among other factors, when it’s picked. First flush dragon well is more expensive but tends to be light. I prefer the later flushes which are fuller in flavor, nutty and more vegetal

Arby

I’ll keep those things in mind, thank you. I’m very new to green tea (but familiar with whites), so it might be that this sample was older, or maybe my palate isn’t used to greens enough to taste the nuances of them yet.

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I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

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Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, mushroom/fungus,

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