Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teavivre
This Organic Dragon Well Long Jing tea origins in organic tea base of Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an, Hangzhou. The organic tea base of Tianmu Mountain, has passed the organic certification of European, USA and Japan, is a significant base of planting organic dragon well and green tea. This dragon well long jing tea persists a high level in picking and producing while meeting the standard of organic certification. The tea should be picked as one bud and two leaves or three leaves in order to reach the standard. Tea workers also have excellent skills, which help keep the natural features of fresh tea leaves. Combined with the advantages of organic tea and high grade tea, this dragon well long jing tea is suitable for tea lovers of organic tea as well as dragon well green tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
I previously reviewed Teavivre’s Spring 2014 She Qian Dragon Well and I absolutely LOVED it. It would seem that the She Qian is sold out now, so if you’re looking for an alternative, this Organic Superfine Dragon Well from Teavivre is an excellent choice.
The flavor is sweet and vegetal, with notes of butter and a nutty taste in the background. The nutty flavor is slightly “toasty,” like fresh, roasted chestnuts. I like the way the butter and the nutty flavors unite to offer a slight creaminess to the flavor. It’s not a heavy cream taste, but just a little something to contrast with the mild vegetative flavor.
The texture of the cup is light and refreshing. With every sip, my palate feels clean and energized but i don’t feel overstimulated with this drink. It’s a calm, peaceful sort of beverage to sip, but at the same time, I can feel it “renew” me. It’s not a drink that feels “weighty” on the palate, nor does it feel “brothy” or creamy. It’s smooth and it has a light richness to the flavor, but, it isn’t a real overbearing texture on the tongue.
And what’s great about this Dragon Well from Teavivre – besides the fact that it tastes awesome and it’s organic! – is that it’s a tea that keeps on going. You can infuse it several times with no loss of flavor. In fact, it’s well worth the effort to infuse this at least two or three times because I find that the later infusions are more flavorful than the first cup.
If you’re looking for your Dragon Well tea source for this year, you can’t go wrong with Teavivre. This is true of any tea that they offer – everything that I’ve tried from them has been top notch.
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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