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Dragonwell Tea


The 16 oz size includes a 15% discount.


Dragonwell Tea

Dragonwell Tea, also known as Lung Ching is a full bodied Brisk tea with a slight heady bouquet. It has a full green tea flavor.

Lung Ching Tea – also known as Dragonwell is produced by hand through a 10-part process. The side of West Lake in Zhejiang Province grows the tea used to produce Dragonwell. Dragonwell is distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald colour, scented smell and tending sweet floral character.  Different enough from a Sencha or Gunpowder, if you like them you need to try Dragonwell.

In the People’s Republic of China, mists and fog often compensate of insufficient rainfall, at the same time cloaking the gardens in secrecy. Here tea is produced according to ancient time-tested methods and workers perform all tasks by hand, just like their ancestors. The tea leaves that become Dragonwell are plucked before the Clear Light Festival or at the least before the spring rains have fallen. The choicest come from a part of the mountain called Lion’s Peak, where plucking takes place before each tender shoot has more than one leaf.

Legend has it that in 250 AD a Taoist monk affirmed that there must be a dragon lurking in a certain spring not far from Hangchow. The monk implored the well dragon to come to the rescue of the poor farmers suffering a crippling drought. Instantly, the clouds came rushing in from every side and poured forth a timely rain. One account of this, an old temple adjoining the spring is known as Dragon’s Well Monastery, and this tea, Dragonwell Tea, or Lung Ching, derives its name from the same legend.

If you love the variety of green teas, we have a number of Japanese green teas we import directly from the Japanese family which grows them.  They include Fukamushi Sencha, Gyokuro, Bancha, Houjicha, Kukicha Twig Tea, Matcha Genmaicha and a Ceremonial Matcha.  Once you have tried all these green tea and others we carry, you might have some new best friends to enjoy.

Steeping Instructions
Hot tea brewing method: Put 1 slightly heaping tsp of loose tea for each 8oz of water in the cup or teapot. Pour the boiled but slightly cooled water over tea. Steep 3 to 7 minutes. Milk and Sugar are not recommended. Makes a wonderful Iced Tea as well.

Iced Tea: For a Liter or quart use 2 heaping Tbsp. of loose tea into teapot. Pour 1 1/4 cup boiling water on tea. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher straining tea. Add Ice. Top up with cold water, garnish & sweeten to taste.

Contains: Green tea

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Tea Sizes

2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz

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