The distinctive, flattened buds of Long Jing, often known as Dragonwell, are renowned for their chestnut flavour. Superior examples such as this offer more: a full, vegetal body, like cooked asparagus or spinach, nevertheless remains as bright and fresh as its leaves appear, graced by a buttery mouthfeel. Sourced from Zhejiang near the beautiful Thousand Island Lake, the softening leaves floating in a glass pitcher may suggest nothing so much as the vibrant colours and unusual forms of this neighbouring landscape, while its rich aromas waft toward the nose, infusion after infusion.
For a more affordable and roasted version, consider our Long Jing Classic.
- ORIGIN: Qian dao hu, Chun'an, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
- MEANING: Dragon well (long jing)
- CULTIVAR: Wu niu zao
- HARVEST TIME: March 21, 2020
- TASTE: Asparagus, chestnut, buttery