Long Jing, also known as Dragon Well, is a famous Chinese green tea renowned for its rich green colour, rich aroma, sweet aftertaste, and attractive appearance. Due to popular demand, the processing of Long Jing is being increasingly mechanized. Whereas the leaves for Long Jing used to be de-enzymed and fixed in a wok, and with the exception of a few who combine both hand processing and the use of machinery, these days all but very small farms use modern panning machines to de-enzyme their teas. These machines have a convex paddle, the movement of which emulates that of traditional hand movements.
This particular Dragon Well Long Jing comes from a factory owned by Mr. Song. Mr Song’s family have been in the tea business for three generations. He is in his seventies, energetic, and very committed to preserving the tradition of tea cultivation whilst using modern, sustainable and environmentally friendly methods.
Whereas our other organic Long Jing comes from the famous West Lake, this farm is located in Tonglu County, which is between Jiande and Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The farm consists of several different plots, each at altitudes ranging from 100 to about 350 meters above sea level. The factory is located near to a reservoir with electricity production.
With beautifully regular, flat, sleek and shiny leaves this Chinese green tea is delicate and sweet, with gentle vegetal notes, reminiscent of asparagus and peas fresh from the pod. In our opinion this tea is just as good as our West Lake Long Jing, but without the West Lake price premium. We highly recommend that you try it.
OriginTonglu County, Zheijiang Province, China
FlavoursDelicate and sweet, hints of citrus, asparagus and peas fresh from the pod
Time2 - 3 Min
Infusions1 - 3
From controlled organic cultivation