The perfect green tea for dreary, overcast days, this traditional Long Jing is like nothing so much as drinking warming miso soup—its famous chestnut flavour is here more like toasted pecans, and one can easily imagine flakes of roasted nori or silky tofu from the aroma wafting off the steeped leaves. For those under summer heat, its nuttiness and medium astringency may make an enjoyable iced tea or cold brew. Often translated as Dragonwell, Long Jing is one of the most famous Chinese green teas, this batch originating from the gorgeous landscape near the Thousand Island Lake.
For comparison with a greener and milder equivalent, try our Long Jing Superior.
- ORIGIN: Qian dao hu, Chun'an, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
- MEANING: Dragon well (long jing)
- CULTIVAR: Long Jing N° 43
- HARVEST TIME: April 4, 2020
- TASTE: Toasted nori, pecan, miso