Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Tao of Tea
Grown near the famed West Lake in Hangzhou, Dragonwell has been honored since the Tang Dynasty. It is said to be at its best when brewed with water from the nearby Tiger Run Spring which is high in natural minerals and sweet in taste. In making the tea, the leaves are hand roasted in small woks. With precise hand movements of the tea maker, the leaves gain a flat, shiny, and jade appearance.
Learn more about this tea here.
I’d like to think of myself as somewhat of an adventurous tea drinker. I am willing to try just about any type of tea (with a few exceptions), and I’ve tried some pretty unusual combinations. That being said, sometimes, I want a tea I can rely on. One that I know will deliver a flavor that I will enjoy, and one that I know what I can expect from it.
Like this Dragonwell from The Tao of Tea. I knew – even before I brewed it for the first time – that I’d be getting a delicious tea. I enjoy Dragonwell tea, and The Tao of Tea has never let me down before. They consistently – reliably! – offer high quality, delicious teas that never disappoint.
And this Dragonwell is quite what I would expect from a Dragonwell tea: sweet, lightly buttery, with a sweet, grassy tone and a hint of nutty flavor in the background.
Another delicious tea from a company that I’ve come to trust to deliver nothing but the best: The Tao of Tea.
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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