Dragon Well "Jiukeng" - Long Jing

A comparatively rare, elegant, smaller-leaf Dragon Well

Literally translates to Dove's Nest. This is a style of Dragon Well rarely found in the U.S. Elegant in appearance, offering an exquisite aroma, this Lung Ching cultivar is noticeably smaller in leaf than the more widely known Dragon Wells of Hangzhou. The leaf appearance is fresh & strikingly green with ample golden coloration. The leaf is wok fired. Harvested in mid-April 2020. Lot #2.

Lot Notes. Grown in Zhejiang Province. The leaves are consistent in shape, size and coloration. Importantly, the leaves are a fresh, bright green with beautiful golden tinting. Aroma is fresh and inviting. Finally, it tastes wonderful - offering very pleasing flavors and a healthy cup of tea.

Tea Facts. A cultivar of wild tea with origins in the Jiukeng area of Anhui Province. Harvest is early spring. Tea is wok fired.

Tasting Notes. Tasting the offered lot, the first steep offered a sweet and refreshingly nutty cup. Plenty of aroma is evident. Second steep, soft yet fresh vegetal notes and flavors of chestnut come through. The leaves will cup to light-yellow and clean liquor and a sweet, lingering aftertaste.

Brewing Suggestions. A level tablespoon (3 grams) is our recommendation for 8 ounces of water. Water temperature is perhaps best slightly lower at 185-195 degrees F to preserve the teas softer notes. Steep for two minutes and taste.

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Lóng jǐng 龙井 “Jiukeng”
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  • 5
    Special Dragonwell

    Posted by Barbara Clark on 23rd Sep 2020

    I love this particular version of my favorite Dragonwell green tea. Its flavor is very distinctive, smooth and mild with no bitterness.

  • 4
    "Jiukeng" Dragon Well

    Posted by Anne McCarthy on 8th Nov 2019

    4+ stars: I usually buy the 2nd grade organic (currently out of stock) which is amazingly good and a great price. In lieu of that, this is really excellent tea - extremely clear and sweet and perfect strength. Four stars not five because it is pricier than the other (though less than 1st grade which is not at all worth the extra money).