Pre-Qingming Dragon Well Tea No.43 – Grade C

$65.00 /250gram

Cultivar: Longjing No.43 (What is Dragon well tea Longjing No.43)

Origin: Hangzhou, China.

Harvest Season: Pre-Qingming (What is Pre-Qingming Longjing)

Appearance: This high-grade tea is flat and slender in shape after hot pan-firing, each leaf is at best integrity and measures between 2-3.5 cm in length. Each tip is perfectly flattened in the work by the expert with 30+ years of tea-making experience. The leaves are hand-picked during the second week of spring tea production, so the overall color of the tea is yellow-green which is the color of authentic  premium Westlake Longjing No.43

Aroma: Made during the end of the spring harvest, this tea has a light refreshing sweet aroma like a spring breeze on a sunny morning. The smell is between chestnuts and milk.

Taste: The flavor is sweet, fresh, and soothing. Its silky mouthfeel coats your mouth and throat and has a lingering flavor of asparagus and buttery artichoke.

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Features of this Pre-Qingming Dragon Well Tea No.43 – Grade C

Cultivar: Dragon well tea No.43 (What is dragon well Longjing No.43)

Origin: Hangzhou, China.

Harvest Season: Pre-Qingming (What is Pre-Qingming Longjing)

Appearance: This high-grade tea is flat and slender in shape after hot pan-firing, each leaf is at best integrity and measures between 2-3.5 cm in length. Each tip is perfectly flattened in the work by the expert with 30+ years of tea-making experience. The leaves are hand-picked during the second week of spring tea production, so the overall color of the tea is yellow-green which is the color of authentic  premium Westlake Longjing No.43

Aroma: Made during the end of the spring harvest, this tea has a light refreshing sweet aroma like a spring breeze on a sunny morning. The smell is between chestnuts and milk.

Taste: The flavor is sweet, fresh, and soothing. Its silky mouthfeel coats your mouth and throat and has a lingering flavor of asparagus and buttery artichoke.

What is West Lake Dragon Well (Longjing) tea?

West Lake dragon well tea is a famous Chinese green tea originated from the mountains around Longjing Village, West Lake, Hangzhou, China. It has a history of more than 1200 years. Due to its exceptional taste and unique appearance, it was served to the imperial family as imperial tea since the Qing Dynasty.
Premium West Lake Dragon well tea is flat, smooth, and straight, with a tender green color, a fresh and sweet taste. Dragon well tea harvested before the Qingming Festival is referred to as Pre-Qingming Longjing or Pre-Qingming Dragonwell, and the one harvested before the rainy season GuYu is called Pre-Yu Longjing or Pre-Yu Dragonwell.
West Lake Dragon Well tea is produced in the mountains around West Lake. The climate here is mild, with abundant rainfall and diffuse light. The soil is slightly acidic, deep, and well-drained. The forest is lush and the streams are always flowing. The annual average temperature is 16℃ and the annual precipitation is around 1500mm. The superior natural conditions have made West Lake Longjing the top green tea in China

The Legend between Dragon Well tea and Emperor Qianlong

During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Qianlong visited the West Lake region in Hangzhou. While he was inspecting the area, he learned about a particular tea being produced in the hills near Longjing Village. Intrigued, he decided to try the tea for himself.

As the Emperor was enjoying the delicate and refreshing flavor of the tea, he noticed the unique flat shape of the tea leaves. He was so impressed by the tea that he decided to bestow an imperial designation upon it. According to the legend, he declared the tea bushes in Longjing Village as “Imperial Tea” and bestowed 18 tea bushes with special imperial status.

Brewing Tips:

  • Brewing temperature: 85-95°C
  • Brewing duration: 180+ seconds

 

how to brew Longjing tea

 

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