Long Jing is a famous green tea from Hangzhou, Province of Zhejiang, China. Literally translated as ‘Dragon Well’ – it is named after a well that after rain falls on its surface, sometimes exhibits a sinuous and twisting boundary with the well water, which is supposed to resemble the movement of a traditional Chinese dragon. The tea is handpicked and consists of one bud and two side leaves with the shape resembling a sparrow’s tongue.
Ming Qian Long Jing harvested during early spring before the Qing Ming festival represents the first flush of Long Jing when the tea plants are re-emerging from winter dormancy. This gives rise to an extremely potent level of antioxidants and a tea that reaches a momentary peak of sweetness and complexity.
Please note there is limited availability due to the seasonality of this tea.
Origin: Xihu District, Hang Zhou, Province of Zhejiang, China
Flavour profile: Grassy, pistachio, delicate sweetness
- Teapot: 30 seconds – 1 minute
- Mug (approximately 250ml): 2 – 3 minutes
Brewing Temperature: 70⁰C – 80⁰C
Health Benefits You Love
- Improves brain function
- Boosts immune system
- Lowers risk of cancer
- Reduces risks of heart diseases and stroke
Useful Tips You Need
In a small teapot, steep for 30 seconds if you like your tea quite light and up to 1 minute if you prefer something stronger. The bigger your teapot, the longer the steeping time.
If you brew your tea in a convenience cup, do not throw the leaves away after 1 round. Good tea leaves are good for 3 rounds. You may want to steep the leaves slightly longer with each subsequent round.