Longjing or ‘Dragon Well’ honours the acclaimed water hole outside of Hangzhou, China. Originating from the same region, this blend follows a customary practice where the slender leaves are hand-picked, pressed in a heated wok and eventuate to a flat form. Assembled, this infusion offsets a roasted and savoury scent.
Roasted, Savoury, Sweet Green Spice
Premium Single Origin Green Tea
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
Longjing is reported to have been named after a well that homes a rather dense water source. After rain, the lighter rainwater glides on its surface, often exhibiting a serpentine like twisting boundary with the well water, which is thought to mimic the movement of a Chinese dragon.
Produced by unfermented leaves of the camellia sinensis plant, green tea does not go through the oxidation process as does Oolong and back tea.
Instead, heat is applied to the leaves to neutralise the oxidative enzymes before oxidation is able to take effect. The resulting liquor of the infused green tea is typically light and pale in colour, often with a green hue.
How to prepare
Select your brewing vessel and preheat with hot water.
Obtain quality water and fill your kettle, setting it to 181°F.
Weigh ½ tsp (1.6g) per 4 fl oz of Green Longjing, ensuring you add the leaves first before following with water.
Upon pouring, set your timer to ensure you steep 2 ⅓ mins.
After the timing is finished, separate the infused leaf from the tea liquor by removing the infuser or transferring the tea to a second pot through a strainer.
Your tea should have a strong aroma reflecting it’s flavour.
Serve optionally with tray and appropriate teaware.