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A young monk asked the wise tea master Lao Cha:
– Shifu, what is your favorite green tea?
– It’s Long Jing, of course. This tea has such a nice chestnut flavor without even a hint of bitterness.
Shifeng Long Jing Dragon Well Green Tea from Xi Hu (Lion Peak, West Lake) is recognized as one of China's top ten teas and is often served to VIP guests and overseas officials when they are visiting China. This tea's history dates back many centuries to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) when it was listed as China's top tea.
'The Golden Leaf Awards' is one of the most important tea awards, held in Australia, at which our "Dragon Well" Shi Feng Long Jing Green Tea has won the Gold Medal in the year 2019.
Long Jing differs from other types of green teas with its flat smooth tea leaves and undeniably sweet aftertaste. This tea type is divided into three categories, with Xi Hu Long Jing being the best one. The West Lake village in Hangzhou is seen by the government as the birthplace of Dragon Well Green Tea. Thus the area's culture, traditions, and pure harvesting methods are protected.
The unique flat shape of the tea leaves and the slightly nutty flavor of this tea come from the processing method. Long Jing is produced completely in the span of one day. First, the tea leaves are harvested early in the morning. Then, after withering, the leaves are swiftly pan-fired.
This premium Long Jing tea is an excellent example of its kind. It comes from the Shi Feng Shan (Lion Peak Mountain) – the prime growing area of Long Jing. Carefully hand-harvested, leaf to leaf, it has no hint of bitterness. Instead, it produces a delightfully subtle classic green tea taste and aromatic scent.
175℉ / 80℃
5g per 500ml 3-5min
5g per 120ml 10sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion