Distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald color, scented smell and tending sweet floral character, Longjing, or Dragon Well, is produced by hand through a 10-part process that limits oxidation. Only experienced tea masters know how and when to use each part of this process which involves grasping, tossing, shaking, piling, throwing, buckling, pressing and grinding.
Authentic Dragon Well can only be grown in Zhejian Province in China, preferably in Hangzhou, specifically West Lake.
Dragon W ell was granted imperial tea status by Kangxi Emperor, the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty.
According to legend, in 250 AD a Taoist monk believed that a dragon was living in a certain spring not far from Hangchow. The monk begged the dragon to come to the rescue of the poor farmers who were suffering from a crippling drought. Instantly, the clouds came rushing in from every side and brought a drenching rain. An old temple next to the spring is known as Dragon’s Well Monastery.
Suggested Additives: None.
Caffeine Content: Low.
Antioxidant Level: Very high.
This tea is packaged in thick, bpa-free plastic bags with a reusable zipper top to keep your tea fresh. One side is black, the other side clear. All bags are heat sealed.