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XiHu (West Lake) Dragon Well green tea, or Long Jing as it is known in China, is commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, and is often served to visiting head's of states. This Long Jing tea is an absolutely fantastic example of this tea. Mostly handmade it has no hint of bitterness, instead it has a delightfully subtle classic green tea taste and aromatic scent.

A premium grade, classic green tea, is renowned as China's best tea
  • Grown in Xihu(西湖), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Flattened tea leaves, with one bud and one or two leaves
  • Pale green yellow when brewed
  • A subtle, rich, orchid like taste and aroma, with no hint of bitterness
  • Corn fiber tea bag
  • It is about 2.0g per bag
  • Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

XiHu (West Lake) Dragon Well green tea, or Long Jing as it is known in China, is commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, and is often served to visiting head's of states.  This premium Long Jing tea is an absolutely fantastic example of this tea.  Mostly handmade it has no hint of bitterness, instead it has a delightfully subtle classic green tea taste and aromatic scent.

Teabags available for convenient drinking. Same great quality.

Certificate of Analyze by Eurofins

  • Certificate No.: AR-15-SU-017046-01

Our Premium Dragon Well Green Tea (Long Jing) is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.

Recommend Brewing Guide:
Western Method Chinese Gongfu Way
Teapot: 17oz / 500ml Gaiwan: 3oz / 85ml
185℉ / 85℃ 176℉ / 80℃
Use 3 Tablespoons / 8 Grams Tea Use 3 Grams Tea
1 - 5 mins 4 steeps : rinse,20s,40s,80s,120s
Teapot may be your choice Gaiwan may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds


With a history stretching back over 1,200 years, XiHu Long Jing tea (literally Dragon Well tea from West Lake) is perhaps the most delicious, and definitely most renowned, green tea produced in China.  It was famously presented to Richard Nixon when he visited China in the 60's.

Apart from an amazing sweet taste, with no bitterness that sometimes characterises other green teas, XiHu Long Jing's significant difference to other green teas is its smooth flat appearance when dry.  PureTea has selected a great example of XiHu Long Jing, that has a very pale yellow-green color, long-lasting sweet flavour and great orchid aroma.
Whenever you feel upset or restless, Long Jing is the perfect drink to relax and calm you.


The merits of filter-paper using corn fiber

Unlike using silk, gauze and nylon as tea bag materials, our tea bags are made from a kind of biodegradable fiber (extracted from plant starch mostly from corn and wheat ), which is biodegradable and so environment–friendly. The tetrahedral tea bags have good efficiency of being soaked through quickly in water. And the voluminous space inside bag allows the leaves inside to expand freely so that the flavor of the tea can be extracted to the last drop. Besides, you also can enjoy the beauty of leaves through the transparent tea bag in your cup. The string attached to it helps you removing the bag from your cup after steeping. Let’s enjoy the authentic Chinese tea any time any where!


Where is Our Long Jing Green Tea Produced

PureTea's Premium grade Dragon Well Green Tea is from XiHu area, which is famed in China for producing the best Long Jing teas, and is in an area with a mix of mountains, forests, small creeks and quality tea gardens.  As the origin of XiHu Long Jing, the tea producers in this area strongly recognise the importance of the ecology to their tea, and work hard to preserve both the local tea culture and natural environment.

Map of Zhejiang province

About Dragon Well Tea Leaves

And this new kind of green tea was approved by The National Tea Tree Thoroughbred Authorized Committee in 1994. Dragon Well Tea from that kind of tea trees is straight and upright, flat, smooth, emerald green and slightly yellow and has lasting aroma and fresh taste (The fresh leaves of spring tea have 4.1 percent Amino acids and 18.6 percent tea polyphenols). The spring tea sprouts early. It usually sprouts in the middle of March. In the end of March, every leaf has a bud. The buds and leaves are of strong cold and drought resistance.


History

XiHu Long Jing – West Lake Dragon Well green tea – has a long, distinguished, history of over 1,200 years.  During the Ming Dynasty, it became very popular and was listed as one of the top grade teas in China.  During the reign of Emperor Shunzhi in the Qing Dynasty his love for the tea meant that it was frequently presented by petitioners as a royal tribute.

After the founding of the PRC, Long Jing tea was divided into three categories - “Lion Peak Long Jing”, “Mei Jia Wu Long Jing” and the premium “XiHu Long Jing” that PureTea sells.  In 1996 the West Lake village of Hangzhou city was recognized by the government as the hometown of Long Jing tea.  In recognition of the value and quality of this tea, and the importance of the environment and culture in it's production, the government introduced special protection for this area to preserve its natural state and unique tea culture.



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