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dragonwell

by adagio teas

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type: green

origin: china

region: zhejiang

variety: dragonwell

ingredients: green tea

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Dragonwell (Lung Ching or Longjing in local parlance) is one of China's most famous green teas, originating from Hangzhou in Zhejiang province. This tea has a very distinctive shape: smooth and perfectly flattened along the inside vein of the leaf, the result of highly skilled shaping in a hot wok. This process, known as pan-firing or pan-frying, was perfected in China by tea masters over many centuries. It gives the tea an inviting, toasty aroma. Our fine Dragonwell green tea also has a sweet, rounded flavor, perhaps reminiscent of freshly roasted white corn. Full, nutty and buttery texture, and pleasantly dry finish. A truly satisfying cup of tea. Steep at 180°F for 2 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Kelsey Joy

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      An excellent, high quality green tea. I received it as a gift a while ago and loved it.

    • Timothy Keller

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      One of my favorite greens, this has a smooth, nutty flavor, but it's very even. It's a rare treat.

    • Ben Kreuter

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      This is a solid dragonwell. I've had better, but not often. Very mellow and vegetal. The roasted undertones come out more in this dragonwell than others, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. My one complaint is that it only holds up for about 3 brewings. Typically dragonwell can last 6 or 7 (in my experience).

    • Tea Totaller

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      This is definitely a special occasion tea, especially for those who don't necessarily want something sweet.

    • Oomi

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      Dragonwell is good, it has a dry finish and a very smooth and good quality green tea. However, I can't afford bulk dragonwell, so I have to look elsewhere, but it's still a good indulgence tea