What is West Lake Longjing tea?
West Lake Longjing, is a green tea that is produced in the mountains around Longjing Village, West Lake, Hangzhou, China. It has a history of more than 1200 years. It was served to the imperial family as imperial tea since the Qing Dynasty.
Premium West Lake Longjing tea is flat, smooth, and straight, with a tender green color, fresh and sweet taste. Longjing 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 Longjing 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.
What is Longjing Qunti?
Longjing Old Tree, also called Longjing Qunti, that is, the old tea trees passed down through the generations, locally known as “old tea tent”, “old Longjing”, which includes such as Longjing species, Yuntai Mountain tea, Ziyang Mountain tea, big leaf species, JiuKeng species, and many other varieties. For example, Emperor Qianlong’s imperial seal “eighteen imperial tea trees” is one of the Qunti species. With a history of thousands of years, the Qunti species has a main root, and the root system penetrates deeper into the soil, which is very adaptable to the geographical environment and has a strong resistance to drought and cold.