||永合豐 雀石茗茶WHF Twin Birds
||浙江杭州 狮峰山产区 Zhejiang, China
||狮峰山 西湖龙井 群体种 Shi Feng Longjing
||炒青绿茶 Green Tea
||Flattened tea leaves, with one bud andone or two leaves
||Sweet and nutty, smooth and rich with slight vegetal undertones
||Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place
suggestion: To ensure the taste, please drink as soon as possible.
|| Chinese Gaiwan
||12oz / 355ml
||3.8oz / 110ml
||185℉ / 85℃
||185℉ / 85℃
||5 g Tea
||5 - 8 mins
||5 steeps: 45s, 60s, 90s, 120s, 150s
Longjing (Dragon Well) is the most famous green tea in China. Longjing tastes sweet, mellow, and rounded. It has a fresh, snap-pea and slightly chestnut and butter fragrance, a toasty smooth flavor with delicate nutty notes. It's never astringent or bitter-tasting when brewed correctly. Regular consumption is known to lower blood pressure and help keep cholesterol levels under control, thus helping to prevent atherosclerosis and lowering the risk of heart attack, stroke, and coronary heart disease.
Longjing is grown in the mountains around the West Lake area of Hangzhou in the central coastal province of Zhejiang, an area long believed to be proof of Heaven on Earth. The area has been producing critically acclaimed green teas since at least the Song Dynasty, when Lu Yu, the famous author, mentioned the region in The Classic of Tea. Hangzhou and specifically the area around Xihu (West Lake) is known for a mild, temperate, and often rainy climate, creating the perfect terroir to maximize flavor.
In the village of Longjing, Dragon Well refers to an auspicious local well, where the swirling rainwater with particularly dense groundwater gives the impression of dragons beneath the surface. Longjing was named after that well near the Old Longjing Temple some 1700 years ago. While digging the well, a farmer found a unique dragon-shaped stone and called it Dragon Well. A popular legend is that a dragon lived near the well and during an extreme drought, the dragon saved the village by providing rain. In any case, Longjing tea grown in the area of Dragon Well is magical, fragrant, and the most highly praised green tea.
Once designated as a tribute tea, offered to visit dignitaries, it is frequently found listed among the Ten Famous Teas of China, (aka Zhong Guo Shi Da Ming Cha 中国十大名茶 .) Longjing tea was made famous by the Qing Emperors who loved Hangzhou City. While visiting Hu Gong Temple, Emperor Qian Long loved Longjing tea so much that he claimed the eighteen bushes for himself ranking them as Tribute Tea Trees. Visitors can still admire these vibrant trees today at the foot of Shi Feng Mountain.