Osmanthus Black Longjing (Red Plum Tea)

$30.00 /100gram

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Cultivar: Longjing Qunti (Old Tree)

Origin: Hangzhou, China.

Harvest Season: Pre-Ming

Appearance: Made from Pre-ming Longjing Qunti Leaves, This high-grade black tea is slim in shape and twisted after tea rolling, each leaf is of high integrity and measures between 2.5-3.5cm in length. The leaves are hand-picked before Qingming,  the overall color of the tea is black with a slight golden line which is the color of authentic premium Westlake Black Longjing tea. Mixed with Late Autumn Golden Osmanthus Fragans, this tea has a distinctively elegant appearance.

Aroma: Made during the middle of the spring harvest, this tea has a light refreshing sweet aroma like a spring breeze on a sunny morning. The smell is like red plum plus Osmanthus floral scent.

Taste: The flavor is floral sweet, and light taste. The tea scent and floral sweetness are mixed in a harmonious way that will linger in your mouth for a long while.


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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 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

Brewing Tips:

  • Brewing temperature: 85-95°C
  • Brewing duration: 200+ seconds