Long Jing – Dragon Well Green Tea


From the mountains around Hangzhou’s, (West) Lake, near the temple of Long Jing (Dragon Well), this world-famous green tea is the one that compelled us to start our tea journey many moons ago and still delivers a harmony of sweet, mellow and grassy aromas and a visually beautiful shape.

🌱  origin: West Lake, Zhejiang Province, China

🌱  type: green tea

🌱  picked: Spring

🌱  flavour: freshly cut grass, smooth, mellow

🌱  aroma: delicate, chestnut

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This purchase will earn you 5-35 Points!

Long Jing origins

Long Jing, which can be translated to Dragon Well is China’s most celebrated green tea. 

Long Jing village gets its name from the mineral rich well water that mixes with lighter rain water during storms that mix to create shapes that resemble mythical dragons. Declared as an ‘imperial’ tea by the emperor Long Jing has remained in the spotlight ever since.

With such a high price to its name, the risk of fakes is prevalent throughout China, but a genuine Longjing can only come from protected areas within Hangzhou.

Long Jing processing

The youngest, freshest buds are picked in the Spring before the Qingming festival and masterfully pan-fried, giving the leaf its iconic ‘spear’ shape and nutty flavour. This process can be adopted by any tea producer throughout China, but it is the rich soils and terroir of the protected area of Hangzhou that imparts a rich, velvety- thickness and texture that is truly unique and cannot be faked.

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How to brew Dragon Well like a teapro

add 3-4 g tea leaves

heat water to 80C

infuse for 3 min

re-steep up to 3 times

Weight 0.3 kg

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