2023 First Flush West Lake Long Jing (Dragon Well)| Li Tong Wu| Green Tea


明前西湖龙井: striking nutty flavor, sesame, roasted hazelnut, coffee, sweet, umami, long and winding aftertaste

Tea farm location: Li Tong Wu, Hangzhou.

Introducing our second-year collaboration with our friend Doreen, whose family hails from Li Jia Wu in the prestigious Xi Hu district. We're thrilled to present one of the most premium West Lake Dragon Well (Xi Hu Long Jing) Green teas available outside of China. Handpicked before the Qing Ming Festival and the rainy spring season (4th April on the Lunar calendar), this exquisite Ming Qian Long Jing offers an unparalleled tea experience for the discerning palate.

Xi Hu Dragon Well is a variety of pan-roasted green tea from specific areas within Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The tea leaves are flat in shape and once they jump into the water, you can see them dancing freely in a glass cup. Freshness is king when it comes to green tea, and this applies especially to Dragon Well. Sometimes you open a good bag of roasted coffee beans and get indulged in its tempting aroma: think of Dragon Well as the green tea version of that brown coffee aroma.

It is a very delicate tea and produced mostly by hand. Renowned for its uniqueness and rareness, it tops the list of “10 Most Famous Chinese Teas”. Its high caffeine content makes it a pleasant and refreshing choice for all occasions.

Because of the limited time period that the quantity for this first flush is scarce, especially the ones that are from the core production areas in the famous Long Jing Village in Hangzhou. Cha Moods work directly with the tea family in the Li Jia Wu, ensuring this rare beauty is brought with minimal time and complexity to your home.

striking nutty flavor
smooth, fresh and sweet umami taste
long tender sweet aftertaste

suggested teaware: any glass teaware
method: 3g tea in 250ml/85°C (could be brewed for 2-3 times)
brewing time: 3min

After harvest, the leaves are dried for about half a day to reduce their raw grassy flavor and to lessen the amount of moisture before the farmers collect them to be carefully pan-fried.

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