Longjing

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Asparagus, Butter, Roasted Barley, Smooth, Spinach, Vegetal, Wet Earth
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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 399 ml

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  • “I am lucky enough to have two friends who frequently travel between China and the U.S. and they bring me back the most wonderful teas, most recently, this one. It came in a tin with a vacuum-sealed...” Read full tasting note
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  • “My friend Colin was often in China for work. I just recently found this out. I told him I was looking for tea. He sent this to me as it is one of his favorites. Of course, now that I know about his...” Read full tasting note
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Longjing Tea is a precious green tea of worldwide renown. Longjing Tea has always been associated with its combination of it’s special features. It is characterized by its smooth and graceful flat appearance. It had a pleasant mellow taste with a sprinkling sweet aftertaste.
Longjing Tea’s characteristics of its greenish luster, sweet aroma, mellow taste and overall pleasant appearance all lend to the enjoyment of drinking this traditional tea.

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I am lucky enough to have two friends who frequently travel between China and the U.S. and they bring me back the most wonderful teas, most recently, this one. It came in a tin with a vacuum-sealed bag inside. Not a scrap of English all over the whole tin except where it says “Ten Fu’s Tea” and “LongJing,” so I can only hope this is the right tea page to post this note on. It has a light green-yellow body when brewed, very clear. The leaves are long and “needle”-like and open into delicate leaflets when brewed. The smell of the dry leaf is very fresh and outdoorsy, but with a warm roasted note before you brew it. After it’s brewed you can smell roasted barley and something like cooked spinach or asparagus—very vegetal—with a buttery richness. The taste is very smooth and grounding, only lightly astringent. It has a long, languid finish with lasting flavor. It makes you feel very leisurely and relaxed, like you have to take your time and appreciate it, which honestly is my favorite thing about drinking tea in general. I love this tea! I don’t know where you can get it in the U.S., though. I would recommend it to absolutely anyone who loves green tea.

Flavors: Asparagus, Butter, Roasted Barley, Smooth, Spinach, Vegetal, Wet Earth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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My friend Colin was often in China for work. I just recently found this out. I told him I was looking for tea. He sent this to me as it is one of his favorites. Of course, now that I know about his whole often in China thing, and that he loves tea and would send me tea (and wouldn’t let me pay him for it!!!) then he gets a new job and I no longer have a source to pick me up tea. Ah well.

This tea actually has a date on the side of the vacuum sealed bag of 2014.12.3 so it’s quite fresh. And it looks and tastes like it’s that fresh.

It’s very green tasting, like a cross between spinach and green beans, not quite either, but definitely some of both. It’s almost slippery it’s so buttery. I’m loving it.

This is both energizing and comforting in the the same mug. I am working from home today and pretty busy, so I didn’t really have time to pull out the small tea set he sent me to make this tea in, but it’s definitely on my to do list. (Yeah, Colin wouldn’t let me pay for that, either. Or any of the other teas he sent.)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
TheTeaFairy

Colin is a good friend:-) But no more Chinese tea mule? Bummer!

Cheri

It is very sad that I no longer have a Chinese tea mule. I am still somewhat secretly hoping for a last surprise tea package to arrive. He was supposed to be in China until the 29th, but put in his notice when he got the other job, saying he would finish the trip and the wrap up when he got back stateside, but they decided he would finish the week and come home. I don’t know how much shopping he got done before he was quickly returned to the states. I’m secretly keeping my fingers crossed but not expecting anything.

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