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Osmanthus Longjing Tea

$35.00 /100gram

Features of this Osmanthus Longjing Tea

Cultivar: Longjing Qunti (Old Tree)

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 2.5-3.5cm 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 before Guyu the rainy season,  the overall color of the tea is yellowish-green which is the color of authentic premium Westlake Longjing Qunti. 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 between chestnuts and toasty plus Osmanthus floral scent.

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

Brewing Tips:

  • Brewing temperature: 85-95°C
  • Brewing duration: 180+ seconds
how to brew Longjing tea
how to brew Longjing tea

Description

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

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