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Longjing tea is a popular variation of pan-roasted green tea from Longjing Village, Zhejiang, China. Unlike other tea leaves that are rolled, longjing tea leaves are flattened. This type of tea is also one of the top 10 teas in China and is often served to heads of states visiting the country.
- Name: Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea
- Brand: Teavivre (Distributed by Teas and Thes)
- Origin: Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
- Flavor Profile: Subtle, rich orchid-like taste and aroma
- Caffeine Content: Low (about 10% of a cup of coffee)
- Steeping Instructions:
- Western Brew: Use two grams of Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea leaves (about two to three teaspoons) and steep for three to five minutes at 185-degree Fahrenheit (85-degree Celsius) to make 8 ounces (250 ml) of tea.
- Gongfu Way: Use four grams ofPremium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea leaves and steep for 20s,30s,40s,60s at 185-degree Fahrenheit (85-degree Celsius) to make 3.8 ounces (110 ml) of tea. Don't forget to rinse for about five seconds before the first steep.
- Price: Between $3 and $104.90 depending on package size and type (you can get it in a zip bag or tin)
Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea Leaves
The dry leaves have a sweet, nutty aroma. The long bright green flat tea leaves are uniform in size and color. They are really beautiful to look at. The steeped leaves, on the other hand, have a very subtle sweet, vegetal aroma — kind of like grass.
We steeped the leaves for five minutes and got a pale yellow liquor with flavor that's sweet and mellow. It also has a clean mouth feel with a hint of milk.
What we find interesting with the liquor is that the aroma of the first steeping reminded us of Teavana's Jeju Island Green Tea. There was a subtle aroma of the sea in it. However, that aroma was barely noticeable on the succeeding steeping. The second and third steeping has a subtle vegetal aroma, which is common in green tea.
It was our first time to try longjing tea so there was nothing we could compare it with. What we loved about Teavivre's Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea is its refreshing and mellow flavor. We liked the hint of sweetness and the nutty notes.
We also liked that the aroma isn't overpowering. We were initially concerned about the subtle aroma of the sea that we got on the first steeping but our worries were laid to rest when we tasted the tea and the flavor was nothing like the aroma.
Overall, we had a great experience with Teavivre's Premium Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea. We will be adding this to our shopping list when it's time to stock up on Teavivre teas.
Enjoy your tea time!