Organic Dragon Well Supreme

Floral, Nutty, Creamy Yong'an Garden, Hangzhou, China

Refreshingly complex, these young, spring picked buds have been selected from an organic garden surrounded by lush green forest. Skilfully pan-fired, they produce a tea with distinct chestnut notes and a velvety texture.

Organic Dragon Well Supreme

有机龙井绿茶

This supreme example of Dragon Well hails from the organic garden of tea master Mr Wen. Close to Thousand Island Lake, his beautiful garden is surrounded by lush, green forest. Here, they use a very traditional and lesser known cultivar of the tea plant called Jiukeng, one of the earliest cultivars used to create Dragon Well tea. Hand-crafted and traditionally pan-fired, the leaves impart a velvety, thick infusion with a fresh, chestnut flavour that is truly unique.

  • Cultivar - Jiukeng
  • Picked - Spring (Pre Qing-Ming)
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

This supreme example of Dragon Well hails from the organic garden of tea master Mr Wen. Close to Thousand Island Lake, his beautiful garden is surrounded by lush, green forest. Here, they use a very traditional and lesser known cultivar of the tea plant called Jiukeng, one of the earliest cultivars used to create Dragon Well tea. Hand-crafted and traditionally pan-fired, the leaves impart a velvety, thick infusion with a fresh, chestnut flavour that is truly unique.

  • Cultivar - Jiukeng
  • Picked - Spring (Pre Qing-Ming)
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 4tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 70°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

Customer Reviews

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    1 year ago

    This year is outstanding!

    I've been a fan of Long Jing tea for years, and drink it every day. Jing Tea was my first source for it, probably back in something like 2006. Crops vary a bit from year to year, but in the past few seasons, Jing has taken special care to source wonderful examples. I've particularly appreciated the switch to old tree varieties, and earlier picking. This year's tea really shows what a Long Jing tea can be.

    For people who may not know this tea, Long Jing has varied notes. They range from floral/grassy to a richer, fuller flavour people often describe as nutty or chestnut. This year, it's balanced between the two - tending toward the nutty, but with freshness at the start. It is a wonderfully satisfying taste, soothing and mood enhancing. The leaves are small and brightly coloured - they lie beautifully together and are comfortingly fragrant in the warm gaiwan even before the water goes in. The calm starts there - a little oasis of peace.

    For people who know Long Jing: If you liked last year's crop, you'll like this one even more.