Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Foxfire Teas
The most famous Chinese green tea; herbaceous with slight cocoa notes | ORGANIC
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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.