West Lake Longjing #43 Pre-Qingming – Grade A

$70.00 /100gram

Cultivar: Longjing #43 (What is 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 1-2 cm in length. Each tip is perfectly flattened in the work by an expert with 30+ years of tea-making experience. The leaves are hand-picked during the first week of spring tea production, so the overall color of the tea is tender yellow-green which is the color of authentic  premium Westlake Longjing No.43

Aroma: Made during the very start 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, floral-scented, and soothing. Its silky mouthfeel coats your mouth and throat and has a lingering flavor of asparagus and buttery artichoke.


Brewing Tips:

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

how to brew Longjing tea

 What is West Lake Longjing Tea?

West Lake Longjing, a green tea which is produced in the mountains around Longjing Village, West Lake, Hangzhou, China. It has a history of more than 1200 years. It served 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 #43?

Longjing No. 43, is a good variety bred from cuttings of Longjing Old Tree(Qunti) by the Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the 1970s. The newly bred Dragon Well No. 43 belongs to asexual reproduction, the root system is mainly fibrous roots, with no main roots, and its cold and drought resistance is relatively poor compared to Longjing Old Tree species. It is characterized by early germination, exceptionally strong breeding ability, neat and dense germination, short and strong buds, and leaves with less hair.

longjing #43 and Longjing qunti
longjing #43 and Longjing qunti

Additional information

Weight0.05 kg
Dimensions8 × 4 × 10 cm

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