Superior Long Jing (Dragon Well)

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84 / 100

Calculated from 8 Ratings
Tea type
Green Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 165 °F / 73 °C
Steep for 2 min, 15 sec
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12 Tasting Notes View all

“From http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2361/tea-review-canton-tea-superior-dragon-well-green-tea-long-jing/ I am a big fan of Canton Teas, so it was with anticipation that I opened the packet of...” Read full tasting note
“Found a packet of this at the back of the cupboard while looking for a green tea to cut the caffeine headache from too much coffee and not enough sleep this week. I think it arrived as part of my...” Read full tasting note
“Ok, re-steeping this brings an entirely new flavor. First of all, I got the chance to go on Canton’s site to look at their information about this tea. On their suggestion, I added a few more...” Read full tasting note
“Right. Long Jing isn’t one of my favorites, but if I was forced to drink the stuff, this would be the tea I’d choose. Nutty, rich, slightly vegetal. Wonderful.” Read full tasting note

Description

Long Jing is one of China’s most famous and best-loved green teas but comes in many grades and it’s not uncommon for inferior teas can be passed off as Long Jing. This exceptional (and authentic) Long Jing is an outstanding example of a famous classic. Made from the first flush of small spring leaves, picked young and skilfully pressed by hand in a hot, dry wok, it produces a bright, lively tea with a bright, clear liquor. Brew it with care and appreciate several quick infusions as the character evolves from a fresh and sweetly assertive green bean flavour to a soft, sweet liquor with a long, pleasing aftertaste.

Our Buyer’s notes
“This is a really high quality Long Jing from a great tea farm where we’ve been buying tea for years.”

About Canton Tea Co

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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