Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Grand Tea
Dragon Well is a most celebrated green tea in China, the name comes from the town Lung Ching which means Dragon Well in direct translation. In recently research shows that fresh green tea, particularly in young buds contains high levels of antioxidants, and is very good for the skin and has anti-cancer properties. EGCG and theanine exist in the highest concentration in these young tea buds.
Typical for Shi Feng Dragon Well is the yellowish green leafs, sweet with a hint of chestnuts like fragrance and refreshing aftertaste. GrandTea’s Xi Feng Dragon Well is still hand-picked and hand-roasted the traditional way.
Learn more about this tea here.
Oh, wow, I’m loving this Shi Feng Supreme Dragon Well Green Tea from Grand Tea! It’s so delightfully sweet and nutty.
To brew it, I used my Kati tumbler and rather than measuring these long leaves in a bamboo scoop, I simply pinched out an amount that looked to me like a scoop. (I call this my eyeball pinch method.) Then I heated the kettle to 180°F and added 12 ounces of hot water to the tumbler and let the tea steep for 2 minutes.
Now, Dragon Well tea is one of those teas that you can actually leave the leaves in the cup. I’m told that it’s one of those teas that you don’t need to strain the leaves – you can just keep on infusing, adding more water as you drink the tea. But, I’ve not tried it that way. I remember the very first time I tried Dragon Well tea, I either oversteeped it or steeped it at too high a temperature. Either way, the tea was just not something I wanted to drink. So since that time, I’m careful with how I brew a Dragon Well.
I’m quite satisfied with the way this cuppa turned out!
It’s sweet, buttery, lightly vegetal and deliciously nutty with a flavor reminiscent of freshly roasted chestnuts. It also has a really pleasant, creamy texture.
And while I’m not one to keep the leaves in my cup and keep adding hot water to the cup – I’m all about the resteep! I resteeped these leaves three times with no real significant loss in flavor!
This is indeed a superb Dragon Well! I highly recommend it.