First steep plenty of aroma and refreshing flavors. Second steep fresh vegetal flavors. Lingering aftertaste but not overwhelmingly green. Like to make time and enjoy this one. Drink it when I feel a need to treat myself or help me focus.
A style of Dragon Well rarely found in the U.S. Elegant in appearance, offering an exquisite aroma, this Lung Ching cultivar is noticeably smaller in leaf than the more widely known Dragon Wells. The leaf appearance is strikingly green with ample golden coloration. Leaf is wok fired. Harvested in mid-April 2023. Lot #3.
Lot Notes. Grown outside the greater Hangzhou area of Zhejiang Province. Farm-factory focuses to varieties of Dragon Well made primarily for China's domestic tea drinkers. The leaves are very consistent in shape and small leaf size. Aroma is inviting. Tastes wonderful - offering very pleasing flavors.
Tea Facts. A cultivar of a wild tea with origins in the Jiukeng area of Anhui Province. Harvest is early spring. Tea is wok fired.
Tasting Notes. Tasting the offered lot, the first steep offered a sweet and refreshingly nutty cup. Plenty of aroma is evident. Second steep, soft yet fresh vegetal notes and flavors of chestnut come through. The leaves will cup to light-yellow and clean liquor and a sweet, lingering aftertaste.
Brewing Suggestions. A level tablespoon (2.5 - 3 grams) is our recommendation for 6-8 ounces of water. Water temperature is perhaps best slightly lower at 185-195 degrees F to preserve the teas softer notes. Steep for two minutes and taste.