Dragon Well (Longjing) Tea

If you leave Hangzhou without a packet if Dragon Well (Longjing) Tea, you may not experience a complete tour in this city. Dragon Well Tea, as an important part of Hangzhou culture, expresses the living attitude of locals as well as the Chinese people.

Generally speaking, it takes 6 hours for the Dragon Well tea to pluck, it takes more than 4 hours to fry and make this one that shows dragon well green tea squarely is wonderful. The Dragon Well tea, line with having yellow again in the color and luster is completely green, green. The tea form is flat, smooth, after washing bubbles, each is hung in water, the bud stands upright, tea is fragrant and lasting, dark brown and dark green and bright, flavor glycol.

Dragon Well name derives from a local spring that legend has it is the lair of a dragon. Also known as Longjing, it is the best known of China's green teas, justifiably so. It had been presented as tribute to many generations of Chinese emperors, and was the tea served to Richard Nixon in his memorable encounter with Mao Tse-tung. In local parlance, it is praised for its "four uniques": jade color, vegetative aroma, mellow chestnut flavor and singular shape.

Where to Buy Long Jing Tea in Hangzhou

There are many tea franchised stores in some large shopping mall in Hangzhou, where sells authentic Long Jing tea products. But to find the best Long Jing tea in Hangzhou, you should go to Longjing Tea Village or Meijiawu Tea Plantation, where produce the best tea there, but the price is also high.