Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Foxfire Teas
The most famous Chinese green tea; herbaceous with slight cocoa notes | ORGANIC
Learn more about this tea here.
Dragon Well tea is one of those teas that I don’t drink very often, but, when I do get one to try – I can’t help but wonder why I don’t drink it more often! I love Dragon Well, and this is a really good Dragon Well.
The answer to the above quandary is that I have a lot of tea to drink. It’s hard to be dedicated to one particular tea when one reviews tea like I do, because there are a lot of teas out there, and even after writing a couple of thousand reviews, I’ve hardly scratched the surface on all the teas out there for me to try! However, if I were not writing reviews as often as I do, and I were looking for that one special Dragon Well to keep stocked in my cupboard, this one would certainly be a contender!
Yes, it’s that good!
On Steepster, I described this Dragon Well as a “slow developing” Dragon Well. That is to say, the flavors don’t jump right out and onto the palate with the first or second sip. It takes a few sips to really notice the complexity in this cup. And even after that, I notice more flavors, the more I sip!
After the first few sips, I start to notice the vegetative tones emerging: sweet and tasting a bit like mild beans. A few sips later, and I notice a definite cocoa-ish note emerging. I don’t think I’ve ever really noticed a chocolate-y note in a Dragon Well before. By mid-cup, I notice a slight citrus-y tone emerging. This taste comes right before the tail end of the sip, and lingers into the aftertaste.
A really rich, rewarding cup of tea. I highly recommend it! Even if you’ve tried Dragon Well tea (and if you’re a tea lover … you probably have), it is definitely worthwhile to try more than one … even teas with the same name can taste different, and I think that this one is one that is worth exploring.
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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