Beautiful long full leaves. All of the essential nutty flavors that one expects from Dragon Well along with a smooth taste and finish.
Our new Dragon Well lot is a cultivar local to the Shengzhou area in Zhejiang Province. Cultivar is known for its distinctive penetrating aroma and a soft, vegetal, nutty sweetness. It is an "early-season" Grade A Long Jing made of one bud, one leaf. Our Spring 2023 lot is fresh and lively!
Lot Notes. A high-grade, exceptional, early harvest lot to celebrate this year's season. Lot shows a balance of rich green and gold leaf coloration. Aroma is very evident.
Tea Facts. Tea bush is a local cultivar processed to local custom for flavor and aromas. Cultivar is local to the Shengzhou area. (Note: it is not a Lung Ching 43 cultivar.) Pluck standard is bud and leaf. Harvest date was April 7, 2023.
Taste Profile. The first note is a wonderfully fresh, soft vegetal flavor. On the palate, tea is rich, with a light toastiness. Flavors are lively reflecting the local "village" style of tea making. The aftertaste is lingering, fulfilling with a suggestion of puckering. Aroma is penetrating with a soft nutty character.
Brewing Suggestions. Use 2.5-3 grams for 6-7ounces of water. 4-5 grams in 12 ounces. Use spring water or filtered water. Briefly steep 1.5 - 2 minutes. The optimum water temperature is 175 to 195°. The leaves yield three steeps.