A mellow vegetal aroma with a smooth, lingering sweet finish. Considered the most prestigious tea in China, Dragonwell is cultivated near Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province renowned for its magnificent Lake of the West. Dragonwell is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald colour, scented smell and tending sweet floral character. Long Ching teas are processed entirely by hand, from picking to final sifting through a 10 part process. It exhibits a unique flat shape because it is literally ironed during wok-firing.
Suggested Pairings:Dragonwell has the astringency to pair particularly well with many cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. It has a nutty quality that combines deliciously with a well-aged Gruyere. It also goes well with seafood, fish, fruits, and custards, and steeps well into vodka.
Ingredients:Chinese Green Tea Leaves (Lung Ching)
Caffeine level: Medium
Brewing:1 tsp of tea per one 6 oz cup of water, 175F (Steep 1-2 min)