Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Bird Pick Tea & Herb
Dragon’s Well Green Tea originates from the mountains surrounding West Lake in the Zhejiang province of China. Today, this tea remains a specialty of this region. The name was given according to legend of a dragon that lived in a well near West Lake Village. It is said that it saved the village from a long drought by bringing rain. The tea has a unique appearance of smooth, flat green leaves with pointed ends – resembling that of a sparrow’s tongue.
An excellent Dragons Well tea!
The tea is crisp and light-bodied and yet full of flavor. It is grassy/vegetative but there is also a pleasant fruit-like flavor in the forefront that mingles deliciously with the vegetative quality.
The sip approaches the palate with a sweet, almost creamy taste. The fruit flavor then presents itself, and it is somewhat citrus-y. A grassy undercurrent is present throughout the sip while the taste of lightly buttered vegetables weave in and out. The sip finishes with a light astringency with a nutty aftertaste.
I brewed this in my gaiwan and it produced four delightful infusions that way. It is a very mild tea, one that is very enjoyable later in the afternoon when a black tea might seem too heavy. A nice way to unwind!
Bird Pick Tea & Herb comes through with yet another high quality, delicious tea! I’m really impressed with this company.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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