Dragon Well Green Tea

Origin: Chunan, Zhejiang

A rare and exquisite Dragon Well (Long Jing) green tea grown wild in an abandoned tea field in Chunan. Picked on April 8th 2013, the tea workers had to travel on foot for 3 hours to reach the 100 year old plants growing at over 4,200 feet. This special crop was then transformed by a tea master into a beautiful example of this famous tea. After being briefly withered, the bud and leaf sets were fired in a wok in a kill green process (Sha Qing) to prevent oxidization. Further firing was then conducted to reduce the moisture content and to press and fix the shape and tea taste (Huo Guo) This process is all done by hand - it takes years of accumulated skill, knowledge and intuition to accomplish this feat properly. The firing master must gauge the correct temperature by hand feel, moving the leaves around the wok with great dexterity to avoid them overheating. Even a few seconds of excessive heat can result in an inferior tea.  This wild grown Long Jing is a truly high grade example of artisan tea making at its finest.

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Aroma & Taste: Rich chesnut and light orchid, nutty and sweet lingering finish

Brewing: 1 tbsp per 200ml. Use 70C water - Brew 2-3 minutes. Repeat 3 times

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