“Backlog: This afternoon, my daughter and I went to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland. They have a Tao of Tea teahouse there, and we of course had to stop for a tea and some snacks. My...” Read full tasting note
“Rich and thick tasting yet astonishingly smooth! Buttered Veggies, Sweet Grass, and semi-Nutty makes up this flavor. I’m putting this on the pedestal and saying it’s of my favorite Dragonwells to...” Read full tasting note
“Review of The Tao of Tea’s Dragonwell sampler I wanted to begin my day with this cup of Dragonwell and looked forward to doing so most of the morning while the water was brewing. I picked a new cup...” Read full tasting note
Grown near the famed West Lake in Hangzhou, Dragonwell has been honored since the Tang Dynasty. It is said to be at its best when brewed with water from the nearby Tiger Run Spring which is high in natural minerals and sweet in taste. In making the tea, the leaves are hand roasted in small woks. With precise hand movements of the tea maker, the leaves gain a flat, shiny, and jade appearance.
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