Kaihua Longding

A somewhat rare but increasingly popular green tea that appeared and disappeared during the last century, these fine, pointed leaves are an unusual example of an aroma-forward green tea: while the soft body displays a rather typical bok choi flavor, the aftertaste blooms into butter and raspberry; a hearty whiff of the dried leaves might convince one of standing in a patisserie before a freshly prepared fruit torte or millefeuille. This quality recommends it as a tea to especially take one's time with—and to practice one's tea breath upon.

  • ORIGIN:  Work in progress
  • MEANING:  Dragon peak from Kaihua (kai hua long ding)
  • CULTIVAR:  Work in progress
  • HARVEST TIME:  Work in progress
  • TASTE:  Raspberry, crème, sourdough


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

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