canton dragon well
Chun’an County, Zhejiang Province, from farmer Weng Xiajiao.
One of China's most famous and sought after green teas, these tender young leaves are picked from wild tea bushes that thrive in the cool, mountain air. The leaves are hand pressed in a hot wok by the tea master, giving them their characteristic flat, sword-like shape and a distinctive green bean, nutty flavour. Spectacular terroir and skilled craftsmanship combine in this outstanding green tea.
Ingredients: Green tea
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read the leaves
step 1: leaves
For one cup, measure out 4 grams into your teapot or brew mug.
step 2: water
Heat 250ml of water to 70°C.
step 3: time
Pour your heated water over the leaves and steep for 3 minutes. Strain and drink.
One of China’s most well-known green teas, Dragon Well – also known as Longjing – is grown only in Zhejiang province in the east of the country. Farmer Weng Xiajiao harvests his high-grade leaves from tea bushes that grow wild on a remote mountainside in Chun'an County.
The century old bushes that were deserted by their original owner over thirty years ago and are now left to grow unfettered. The old bushes have long tap roots that absorb the rich nutrients from deep below the mountain’s topsoil. They grow at high altitude in the cool, pure clean air, producing wonderful flavour and aroma.
Crafting this special tea requires a great level of skill and care. In order to create its distinctive flat, sword-like leaves and permeating nutty aroma, the leaves are hand pressed in a hot wok by a tea master.
The result of this skillful craftsmanship and spectacular terroir is a smooth, fresh green tea which, if brewed correctly, will have no hint of bitterness. Look for notes of roasted chestnut and freshly picked runner beans.
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