Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teavivre
In the early Spring, when the tea buds just appeared their face on the trees, the harvest of She Qian Dragon Well is ready to begin. The tea gardens in Hangzhou are busy making the first flush teas. The fresh leaves of She Qian Dragon Well are all in one bud with one leaf shape, as straight as an upstanding flag. The beautiful shape also brings enjoyment to the brewing.
Organic She Qian Dragon Well Tea can reach your requirements for both quality and health benefits. A good starting of the year is in Spring; a taste of good spring tea is from She Qian Dragon Well.
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FRESH! This Organic Nonpareil She Qian Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea from Teavivre is the brand new harvest from Spring 2014 – wait a sec – this IS Spring 2014! It doesn’t get fresher than that!
The leaves are beautifully jade green, and they produce a liquid that is very pale green. The flavor is very fresh, pure, and clean. There is a sweet, nutty flavor to it that reminds me of chestnuts. The chestnuts have a slightly buttery taste to them too, and there is an invigorating “green” taste. This is nutty, vegetal, buttery and pleasantly sweet.
I like the mild flavor of this, it doesn’t have an overpowering vegetative tone. It has a well-balanced, nicely round flavor. The texture is soft and brothy.
The flavor is complex with the top notes of sweet chestnuts, steamed veggies that have been lightly drizzled with melted butter and as I continue to sip, I start to pick up on a light, apple-y mid-note. There is a hint of savory taste in there … almost salty or perhaps kelp-y might be a better way to describe it. It’s not a strong note, it tastes like someone added about half a pinch of salt to my steamed veggies!
Teavivre has been a long-standing favorite company of mine and this tea is a perfect example of WHY I love them so much. This is one of the finest Dragon Well teas I’ve yet to taste. It is so fresh and I can taste that freshness in every sip.
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!