Dragon Well "Jiukeng" - Long Jing

Local, elegant, small-leaf cultivar
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Lóng jǐng 龙井 “Jiukeng”
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Main Flavor Profile:
Nutty & vegetal
Loose leaf

Literally translates to Dove's Nest. This is 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 fresh & strikingly green with ample golden coloration. Leaf is wok fired. Harvested in mid-April 2022. Lot #2.

Lot Notes. Grown in Zhejiang Province. The leaves are consistent in shape, size and coloration. Importantly, the leaves are a fresh & bright. Aroma is inviting. Tastes wonderful - offering very pleasing flavors and a healthy cup of tea.

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.

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