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Premium Xi Hu Long Jing (Dragonwell)

Xi Hu Long Jing (西湖龍井), also known as Dragon Well, is one of China's top 10 famous tea. It is originally grown near Lake Xi Hu (西湖) Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Renowned for its high quality, it is often served to distinguished guests visiting China. It is also well known for its classic long, flat shaped appearance, gentle and rich orchid aroma.

Origin:
Xi Hu (西湖), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Harvest Period:
March 2013 (First Flush)
This Longjing is harvested during the premium early season known as Ming Qian period. This happens before the festival of Ching Ming on 4th April each year. Tea leaves picked during this period yields a more intense aroma and taste of sweetness than those picked at a later time.

Appearance:
Classic long, flat shaped tea leaves. One bud and one to two leaves variety

Tasting notes:
Gentle and pleasant aroma, and has a good balance between orchid sweetness and strength in taste, with no hint of bitterness

Health Benefits
XiHu Long Jing has high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that is widely believed to help reduce the risk of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. High in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, it also promotes healthy teeth and bones.

This tea is also widely renowned in China to help calm the mind, cheer you up and clear your thinking.


Recommended Brewing Guide:
We recommend using either a gaiwan or teapot for brewing. Rinse gaiwan or teapot with hot water. Use about 3 grams of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at about 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.


Legend has it that during the Qing Dynasty, Chinese emperor Qianlong visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays. He went to the Hu Gong temple and saw some ladies picking the tea. He was impressed with their movements and decided to try it himself. While picking tea, he received news that his mother, the Empress Dowager was ill and immediately shoved the leaves he had picked into his sleeve and returned to Beijing. Upon his return, he immediately went to visit his mother. She noticed the smell of the leaves and he quickly had it brewed for her. It is said that the shape of Longjing Tea was designed to mimic the appearance of the flattened leaves the emperor brewed for his mother.





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