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Dragon Well West Lake

Chestnut, Creamy, Roasted

Our highest grade of authentic Chinese loose leaf Dragon Well green tea from the West Lake, Hangzhou.

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Dragon Well West Lake Green Tea

西湖龙井绿茶

The Origin Story

This year's Dragon Well tea stands out for its truly classic flavour, with an unmistakable roasted chestnut flavour and decadent creamy texture.

In this superlative green tea, exquisite spears of pressed leaf are expertly fired to enhance the classic chestnut notes of Dragon Well whilst maintaining the precious spring-fresh floral aromas. Picked between 30th and 31st March 2016.

The Dragon Well experience is completed by a thick and syrupy texture - only found in the very best examples of this legendary tea. Traditional Dragon Well teas come from the ancient origin of West Lake, near Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province. This however is not to say that every West Lake Dragon Well should taste the same. Within this one origin are a handful of protected villages that masterfully produce quite distinct versions of the famed Long Jing. You have to be very confident in what you are looking for, to avoid being fooled by the many ‘fake’ West Lake Dragon Well teas that fill the streets.

Find out about sourcing this years Dragon Well Tea.

China - Zhejiang

Zhejiang is the most famous province in China for producing green tea.

Picked between 30th and 31st March 2016, our pre-rain Dragon Well West Lake is sourced from Li Tongwu garden; a prosperous village bustling with traditional arts and crafts displays. The tea was then processed in Wai Tong Wu village. The tea gardens are nestled in the rolling hills that surround West Lake. Water flows from the hilltop and the villagers tend smallholdings of tea bushes, all of the “old variety” cultivar, traditionally used for Dragon Well tea.

  • Cultivar
    Qunti Zhong
  • Oxidisation Level
    0%
  • Picked
    Spring

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Flat pressed spears of jade green tea leaf.

Aroma

Sweet, nutty and fresh grass.

In the Cup

Glowing, straw-green.

Taste

Supremely light and floral green tea underpinned by a delicate touch of firing.

Make the Perfect Cup of Dragon Well West Lake

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 4g or 4tsp per cup (250ml)

2
Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 70°C

3
Infuse
Infuse

Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min
4
Reinfuse
Re-infuse

You can infuse this tea up to 2 times

Reviews

Dragon Well West Lake Green Tea
Average rating: 4.2 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Eman
    Best green tea
    by Eman
    Rating: 5 stars
    Best green tea
    This is my favourite green tea! Extraordinary! Jing is without any doubt one of the best tea companies in the world, because they have a team that deals directly with the tea sources in China and other Eastern Asia countries . This is why I always order from Jing!!!
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Lawrence
    Dragon Well Gold - Extraordinary taste
    by Lawrence
    Rating: 5 stars
    Dragon Well Gold - Extraordinary taste
    I've tried Dragon Well from China other regions which is very common but Jing's Dragon Well Gold from West Gate beats them all.
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Wu
    Return to Classic Longjing
    by Wu
    Rating: 5 stars
    Return to Classic Longjing
    I find the Longjing/Dragon Well green tea gives me so much happiness. To find real flavour of longjing here in the UK is a rare thing indeed. Flavor is smooth and rich, character is very authentic and has nut taste and much sweetness. I like this tea a lot, best of new Jing tea selection 2015.
  • Rating: 1 stars
    by paul
    Dragon Well Gold
    by paul
    Rating: 1 stars
    Dragon Well Gold
    Very disappointing. I have found that the quality of Dragons Well tea available in the west has steadily declined over the last 15 years or so - no doubt due to the increased prosperity of the home market. This was quite frankly not worth the money.

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