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Dragon Well - Long Jing - Organic

Taste is fresh, offers sweet, nutty, chestnut-like notes

Dragon Well, Long Jing, has a rich and long history of cultivation and may well be the most famous tea in the world. Highest grade lots are plucked early in the spring with much anticipation among lovers of tea. Its exquisite taste highlights why it is much sought after and recognized as one of China’s elite Tribute Teas. Dragon Well dates its place in tea history to the Qing Dynasty, first enjoyed by the emperors Qianlong and Kangxi. Today classed as the “national drink” of China, it is hugely popular in China’s domestic market, with highest grades fetching, at times, astronomical prices. Artisanal crafted in the traditional manner by firing in a wok, this lot is an excellent choice as an everyday tea, always an invigorating beverage and it goes well with food; or, serve it after a meal as a digestive. 

Lot Notes
Our Dragon Well is sourced in Zhejiang Province. The cultivation of this local cultivar has developed a taste profile we find honors the finest traditions of this tea. The leaves are handcrafted in a wok to a traditional appearance  - jade green with golden touches. Harvest date is April 2020

Tea Facts

Grown organically, this lot was harvested in April 2020 as the tea harvest moved quickly from early pick to second pick with warming temperatures. Grown in Zhejiang Province, well outside the urban area and the effects of its factory belt, the leaves are small to medium in size. Note the light "fuzz" on the leaves and the unmistakably delicious aroma that supports its fresh taste. This green has been carefully processed preserving the best qualities of the cultivar. 

Tasting Notes
Crisp, roasted and holding a rich vegetal aroma. Taste is sweet and fresh, with soft, nutty, chestnut-like notes. Cup liquor is green-yellow and clean. In the finish, you will find the hints of roasted chestnuts, lightly sweet flavors and this will linger.

Brewing Suggestions
We suggest using 3 grams of leaf (a tablespoon) for 8 ounces of water. Best if the water temperature is well below boiling, 185 – 195 F, is about the range. Steep for 2 minutes and taste. All the taste notes should be open at this stage. For a stronger cup, steep closer to 3 minutes and enjoy. Leaves will provide multiple steeps.

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Item Number:
G-DW-F-2-O-0
Type:
Green
Province:
Zhejiang
Pinyin:
Lóng jǐng 龙井
Caffeine Level:
Medium
Organic:
Yes
Main Flavor Profile:
Nutty
Packaging:
Loose leaf
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  • 5
    Excellent Dragon Well

    Posted by Tyra on 2nd Apr 2021

    I really like this dragon well and drink it every day. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 4
    Long Jing Organic

    Posted by Lenny on 25th Feb 2021

    An very good Long Jing. My current favorite green tea. I have cup most days in late afternoon.

  • 5
    Dragon Well tea

    Posted by David E Irvine on 7th Feb 2021

    Excellent tea nice melow taste!

  • 5
    dragon well organic

    Posted by Barbara Falconer Newhall on 7th Feb 2021

    Dragon Well organic has been greeting me every morning for months now. Robust earthy flavor. The sachets are good too.

  • 5
    Green Tea Dragon Well

    Posted by Patrick McLaughlin on 15th Jan 2021

    This is simply my favorite green tea of them all. Very vegetal tasting with a toasty nutt flavor. So good with breakfast lunch or dinner. Their Jade Spring is a close second. Top shelf tea for sure. Thank you SRT for not compromising your standards when it comes to quality teas!!!

  • 5
    Long Jing tea (lung ching)

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2020

    Dragon well tea reminds me of China. It is the tea I drink when traveling. I love the mild taste and the way the leaves unfurl as they steep. It has a nice grassy flavor and is not bitter even when you let the leaves stay in the cup a long time.

  • 5
    Dragon Well - 2nd Grade Organic

    Posted by NBChapman on 27th May 2020

    A delightful green tea. Aromatic and flavorful as a good green should be. I added a bit extra to the initial steep. Very satisfying brew.

  • 4
    Subtle green flavor

    Posted by Dragonwell 2nd grade, organic on 27th Jan 2019

    A solid everyday tea. Requires many leaves to extract fuller flavor. Excellent customer service is a bonus.

  • 5
    DragonWell 2nd grade

    Posted by Lynn A Comstock on 4th Dec 2018

    good everyday Green. Multiple steeps and great flavor. I ordered this for myself and now my wife loves it. Will be ordering more.