LUNG CHING GRADE 1 (DRAGONWELL / LONGJING) — FAMOUS CHINESE GREEN TEA
Introducing China’s most famous tea of many names. Lung Ching Grade 1 loose leaf (also known as Dragonwell tea and Longjing tea) is a premium-grade, pan-roasted, fine green tea from a tiny city in the Zhejiang province. Dragonwell tea is famous for its fresh aroma, full-bodied taste, and cleansing finish. This particular loose leaf is part of the first harvest that occurs in late March to early April. As a result, our premium Lung Ching boasts more tender shoots, greater sweetness, and richer character. Ideal on its own and enjoyable throughout the day.
Dragonwell tea’s high price point reflects its orthodox production method (all by hand), premium tea grade, and precious history. This high-quality green tea grows on the hills around the old city of Hangzhou, which lies on the Yangzi River delta. Historically, the ancient temples around Hangzhou became famous for their tea plantations during the Ming Dynasty. To this day, tea connoisseurs pilgrimage to Hangzhou to drink Lung Ching made using water from the famous Hupao (‘Tiger Spring’) that lies near the tea plantations.
Another amazing tidbit about the best-known Chinese green tea? You can steep the leaves up to three times! Experts say that the tea tastes the best the second time you steep the leaves.
GREEN TEA | PREMIUM QUALITY | GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN