Long jing Dragon well is China’s most popular tea. In Chinese culture Dragon well is looked upon as an excellent gift to give to your friends as once it was a gift to emperors. In ancient times top Dragon well is the tea of emperors and special dignitaries. The tea was only plucked once a year during March and April before the Clear Light Festival; otherwise it could not have the moniker imperial. It was carefully picked and processed completely by hand from hand picking to hand roasting in large electric woks. Dragon well contains Vitamin C, amino acids, and the highest concentration of catechin among teas. It is well known for its “four wonders”-beautiful flat-leaf appearance, pleasant jade green color, aromatic flavor and mellow taste. It was the tea served to Richard Nixon during his famous meeting with Mao Zedong. Moreover, it was awarded a “Gold Palm” Medalthe top honorat the 27th World Food Selection held in Athens in 1988.
It is well known for its “four wonders”-beautiful flat-leaf appearance,
pleasant jade green color, aromatic flavor and mellow taste.
Leaves are dried into long, flat, narrow. They are a beautiful jade green color.
The tea has a delicate sweet taste with a hint of chestnut notes.
It feels full and round in your mouth and leaves a refreshing aftertaste.
The aroma has been compared to orchids, honeysuckle, and to rich sweet corn, by different people.
The tea tastes like “the very essence of a lush spring meadow drenched in morning dew,”
according to Helen Gustafson, the famous San Francisco Tea Lady.
According to modern scientific analysis Dragon Well contains more Vitamin C,
amino acids and catechin than other teas.