First off, my apologizes, this review is long overdue. Life sort of happened to this admin and I’m slowly getting back on track. An additional review is coming for the lovely tea pot they also sent but for this review is for the tea that Umi Tea Sets graciously sent along.
To kick off this review right, let’s just start off by saying how excited we were to receive Dragon Well Lung Ching Green Tea. Green tea is my favorite tea and always my go to tea to start any day off right or just to take a moment and enjoy, something I was desperately needing to do.
So to steep this tea up properly, I found my always amazing Wall Tea Infuser Mug, prepped up some water, added my leaves and set myself up for a proper cuppa.
I allowed the teas to brew for a few moments and took my first sip. One sip instantly turned into a huge gulp of not so lady like tea drinking. I downed my first cuppa with abandonment and eagerly enjoyed every drop. This green tea is smooth, delicious, simple, yet so alluring and enticing.
The first notes you get are a nutty variety with a hint of a buttery richness. The tea’s texture is so incredibly smooth that you really do need to sit back and take a moment to really enjoy the tea. The more and more I drank this tea and allowed the leaves to steep, the more the astringency notes start to come out but I am finding the charm in those notes. I am adoring how well the astringency, vegetal, and smooth notes combine and provide a fabulous sip-after sip experience.
My next go with this tea is to try the tea as an iced tea and I can’t wait to report back on those details. For my first experience with Umi Tea Sets tea offerings, I’m instantly hooked. Really delicious and teh perfect tea for this green tea loving gal!
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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Umi Tea Sets
Longjing/Lung Ching tea, also known as Dragon Well tea, is a famous variety of green tea grown in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. This is the source of the irresistible Long Jing (Dragon Well) green tea, the best of which smells and tastes like an essence of chlorophyll and creamed hazelnuts. The leaves of Dragon Well are broad and flat, no longer than the average finger nail, and is very similar to the Japanese green tea, “Sencha”. When steeped, the leaves open up revealing a very clean taste. Since ancient times, scene of West Lake and Longjing tea have long been described in quotes of famous literati. Su Dongpo said that “Good Tea as Pretty Lady”, a high praise of West Lake Longjing. It is green in color, fragrant, and sweet with beautiful shape, and due to these four splendiferous characters, known in China and other countries.