Longjing (龙井) style green tea from the Shaoxing-area of Zhejiang province, China. Longjing, or Dragon Well is one of the most famous tea styles of China due to its historic popularity and a smooth profile that is easy to drink and understand for even non-regular tea drinkers.
Our Dragon Well is the so-called Dafo Longjing (大佛龙井), or Big Buddha Longjing variety. It is harvested in early spring in Xinchang (新昌), Zhejiang Province. This region's Longjing tea used to be served and offered to the monks of the local Buddhist monastery, hence the name of the tea.
- 150-200ml porcelain, ceramic or glass teaware
- spring, mineral or filtered water
- 15-20 second infusions at 85°C
- up to 5-6 steepings in one tea session