2011 Pre-Guyu Long Jing Village Shi Feng Long Jing

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Production Year: 2011
Production Season: Spring, harvested on April 8th
Production Site: Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, Long Jing Village (Geographic Patent Site). Single estate.
Style: Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)
Cultivar: Long Jing Jiu Keng Group

This tea has slightly larger leaves than the pre-Qingming Shi Feng Long Jing from the same source. The flavor is thicker and slightly heavier.

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Picked up a set of four Long Jing samples from Gingko recently and will spend the week working through them, before all of summer disappears and the teas get too old.

Having little experience with quality Long Jing, I thought I’d try brewing with Gingko’s tips (http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2010/04/brewing-long-jing-dragonwell.html) and wrongfucha’s “Double Brew” (http://chahai.net/long-jing-double-brew-method/).

The two methods created very different results. The Double Brew was intensely sweet, subtle and airy. Delicate and fluffy. I really like this, it was akin to many Japanese greens and required concentration. The “grandpa” style suggested by Gingko also made a nice brew with this tea, a hearty, chunky thicker brew that released the dry chestnut edges of this tea. I think this leads me to a matter of preference. I generally don’t get that excited about those dryer, toasted, mineral-heavy notes in Chinese greens, so I’m interested in the method that produces a sweeter, softer brew.

Definitely one of the better Long Jing’s I’ve ever had and I’ve got three more great ones to go!

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This one has some heft to it and I like it! It’s very summery! I miss summer already! It’s a bit grassy and woodsy but juicy too! Bursting with flavor!

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