Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Enjoying Tea
This extraordinary green tea comes from the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. The flat leaves are harvested in early spring when the leaves are full of aroma and have a silvery shine. Dragon Well is prepared using traditional methods from the most tender tea leaves. These leaves produce a soothing and refreshing champagne colored liquid full of freshness. Semi-sweet in taste and orchid-like in smell, Lung Ching is one of the most famous green tea in China.
This is a very pleasant tea to sip after a long, hard day! I can feel it invigorate my senses and energize me, while restoring a sense of calm to my spirit. All that from a cup of tea!
But my experiences with Dragon Well teas have not always been so positive. There was a time when I thought I didn’t like Dragon Well. But over time, I have grown quite fond of them. I don’t know if this change has something to do with my palate developing a taste for the vegetative green teas or if it has something to do with the fact that my brewing techniques have improved tremendously over the years, but I’m inclined to believe that it’s a combination of these two factors.
Yes, Dragon Well is quite grassy in taste – heck, the dry leaf even looks like carefully dried blades of cut grass! – but there is so much more to this cup than just a grassy character. It has so many layers of flavors that are just waiting to be discovered. This tea is sweet and slightly floral with a nutty quality lingering in the background.
It is delicious to sip – neat and clean – as a hot beverage and quite thirst-quenching when served over ice. When it is chilled I like it with a little bit of honey added to help pump up the flavor a little bit.
This Dragon Well is another example of why I really like Enjoying Tea. They have such a wide selection of teas, there is something for everyone, as well as a vast array of tea accessories. I highly recommend their sampler sets – they’re awesome!
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!