Long Jing

This mild Long Jing has traded in the nuttiness usually associated with the type for freshness, a slight roasting leaving the flattened leaves very bright and bursting with spring vegetables—snap pea, sweet corn, and fiddlehead fern—along with a hint of tropical fruit like lychee. It is its butteriness, however, that makes it truly stand out, a warming side that complements its acidity. Consider it, perhaps, the green tea take on the espresso macchiato.
  • ORIGIN:  Qian dao hu, Zhejiang, China
  • MEANING:  Dragon well (long jing)
  • CULTIVAR:  Long Jing № 43
  • HARVEST TIME:  29 March 2022
  • TASTE:  Sugar snap pea, lychee, butter
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$10.50 $10.50

Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

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