Nice even-handed green tea with a nutty and earthy flavor. Very little grass flavor.
“Last of my January Steepster box! Woohoo! And I beat the deadline too. This green tea is a dragonwell and is a little similar to previous dragonwell teas that I have drunk. It is very vegetal in...” Read full tasting note
“My green tea taste buds are not very sophisticated, my black buds tend to run the show around here. So all I can really say is this a decent green tea. Nothing mind blowing, but good with my dinner...” Read full tasting note
“I don’t know why I don’t drink Dragonwell more often. I used to drink it, & various other greens, daily. I loved green teas so much that I included a line about them in one of my original...” Read full tasting note
“This is my second and final batch of Organic Long Jing from the Steepster Select sample pack. It’s perfectly fine, but not my favorite tea of this kind, so I will not be purchasing this particular...” Read full tasting note
Our Long Jing (or Dragon Well) is produced by one of the most respected organic growers in Anhui.
Nutty and vegetal with hints of baked earth.
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The dry leaves look like flattened yellow-green color raffia. They have scents of yellow squash, mung bean, rocks, and a hint of lemon.
Brewed, the leaves smell very much like mung beans. Very clear tan liquid. The liquor is very Earthy and again, the domant essence is cooked beans.
I always drink green teas with lunch and this one is nice and somewhat neutral-tasting. Tastes like my favorite Chinese restaurant’s green tea.
From the Steepster Select box, January 2014
Second steeping, I added way less water. I might have given too much water to the first one. Now the liquor is yellow-green color and has a nicer roasty aroma and flavor. There is a definite almond accent with collard green notes. Astringency cleanses my palette.
Dragonwell is my favourite type of green tea. That said, I was pretty disappointed in this one. The smell of the dry leaves barely hit me at all. The liquor was like white tea, which I now notice from the photo is what was expected, and the aroma was lackluster. What makes Dragonwell my favourite is the nutty hints, and this one was seriously lacking that. Dare I say it, but it almost tasted stale. Alas.