Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Yezi Tea
A reason to fall in love with green tea all over again.
At Yezi, we are proud to bring to you the finest grade of Longjing loose leaf green tea. Long Jing translated from Chinese means “Dragon Well”. Yezi’s Longjing consists entirely of unopened leaf buds called dragon sprouts or water lily hearts. These fine tea leaves are harvested in the first few weeks of spring by tea farmers who have maintained a fierce pride in growing the finest Long Jing for generations upon generations.
Learn more about this tea here.
This is a very fine tasting Dragon Well from Yezi Tea! I can taste why it’s considered a High Grade Long Jing Green Tea! The tea sprouts are beautiful and green, and smell fresh and “leafy.”
The flavor is sweet and lightly grassy. I taste a savory note about mid-sip that provides a nice contrast to the sweetness. The vegetative taste here reminds me of springtime with its fresh, clean and pure taste … it is reminiscent of the new leaf and grass buds start to emerge from the earth after a cold winter.
There are sweet, nutty tones that compliment the vegetative sweetness and the slight grassy bitterness. The grassy tones accentuate a floral tone that emerges toward mid-cup. The floral tone adds dimension to the sweetness and distinctness to the savory elements of the flavor. All of these characteristics play very well together on the palate.
The overall taste is light, but even though it is what I’d call “light” there is so much flavor to it … so much complexity. The texture is like a delicate broth. It is a joy to sip this soothing tea.
There is a hint of fruit to this tea also … almost like the faintest note of lemon. The first time I noticed it … I thought maybe my taste buds were playing tricks on me, but after a second and even a third sip … yes, I notice this citrus-y taste. It’s very faint … but it’s there.
I really enjoyed this Dragon Well from Yezi Tea. The more I become familiar with this company’s teas … the more I like 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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