West Lake Longjing No.43 Pre-Qingming – Grade C

$65.00 /250gram

Features of this Pre- Qingming Longjing No.43 Grade C

Cultivar: Longjing No.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 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.

Brewing Tips:

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


how to brew Longjing tea
how to brew Longjing tea


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


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