Dragonwell Green Tea (Longjing): easy guide, top 7 best teas

Last updated: February 12, 2020 at 10:06 am

What is Dragonwell green tea?

Dragonwell tea, or Longjing (Long Jing), is a premium Chinese green tea native to the northern part of Zhejiang Province. This highly prized tea is known equally for its soft, subtle aroma and its distinctively flattened leaves. The latter is a consequence of masterful pan-firing, a process that Dragonwell tea has been subjected to throughout the centuries of its existence.

What kind of tea is Longjing?

Longjing tea has a pale green, clear infusion, aromatic, toasty sweet, with a hint of astringency. Dragonwell brings to your cup the inviting, toasty flavor of chestnuts and firewood, together with a light grassy aroma and a pleasant velvety texture. Seasoned Longjing drinkers swear by its “irresistibly heady aroma“, so beautifully complemented by “a lingering aftertaste of honey”.

Tea tips

When buying Dragonwell tea, pay attention to the following details:

  • Origin. Authentic Dragonwell tea is traditionally handmade in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.
  • The shape of leaves. Quality Longjing tea will have delicate, smooth, shiny leaves that are perfectly flattened along their inner veins.
  • Time of harvesting. The finest Longjing is “pre-ming tea” harvested before Qing Ming Day, which falls on either April 4th or 5th.
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Dragonwell Tea

Dragonwell Tea

Legend holds that a drought was remedied when a monk summoned a dragon that brought rains to fill the village well. To this day, the well nourishes the meadow of Zhejiang, near China's West Lake, where this dew-drenched green tea is cultivated each spring. Prized for its unique, flat, sword-shaped leaves and jade green color, this special tea exhibits a fresh, clean aroma and gentle, mellow flavor.
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Mighty Leaf Organic Dragon Well Green Tea

Mighty Leaf Organic Dragon Well Green Tea

  • Contains 180 servings
  • Certified Organic and Kosher
  • Packaged in a 1 lb., triple-ply foil bag with a resealable, pressure-zip closure to preserve freshness. Includes a loose tea measuring scoop.
 
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Golden Moon Tea – Dragon Well Tea – Organic – Loose Leaf

Golden Moon Tea – Dragon Well Tea – Organic – Loose Leaf

Some things are made for Emperors and other important people. Dragon Well is literally one of them. The Chinese have reserved the finest Dragon Well for their Emperors for over 1200 years. In fact, when Richard Nixon visited China in his historic meeting, they served him their finest tea, which happened to be Dragon Well. That’s how much the Chinese love this tea.
Dragon Well Green Tea

Dragon Well Green Tea

A sweet and refreshing green tea from China. Sometimes known by its Chinese name, Longjing, dragonwell tea is an ancient variety of green tea as colorful as its name. It is well known for its toasty aroma and flavorful sweetness.
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Dragonwell

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Dragonwell Green Tea

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