Long Jing 2023

The distinctive, flattened buds of Long Jing, often known as Dragonwell, are renowned for their chestnut flavor, and a medium roasting has brought this to the fore here, along with a green coffee pungency and the hearty vegetality of fiddlehead fern. 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.
  • ORIGIN:  Qian Dao Hu, Zhejiang, China
  • MEANING:  Dragon well (long jing)
  • CULTIVAR:  Qun Ti Zhong
  • HARVEST TIME:  7 April 2023
  • TASTE:  Chestnut, fiddlehead fern, green coffee


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 3 min
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 4 infusions: 60, 60, 90, 120 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high of a water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in a bitter taste.