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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

    • Maggie Bonham


      I'm not a fan of green teas, but I enjoy this Chinese green. Dragonwell is a better tea in my opinion than the grassy sencha. Probably more suited toward black and oolong tea drinkers.

    • Michael M


      Oh my Geez, this tea changed my perception of green teas forever. I love it.

    • A. Wood


      Good quality green tea. Very fragrant and delicate

    • Mocha Cocoa


      Very good quality green tea. Very strong. Love it as a morning tea

    • Nadia Bentley


      This was a strong green tea that I didn't care for

    • AW

      Alexis Wolf


      This is a good quality tea, but was too nutty/buttery for my taste.

    • Kelly Paradise


      Nice for the price with floral notes, great for folks new to dragonwell. As a bit of a dragonwell snob though, it lacks a certain rich butteriness higher-quality dragonwell is known for.

    • IL

      Irina Lyubashevsky


      Wonderful green option! Flavorful, but not overpowering. Nice aroma

    • Lydia Getgen


      I bought this for my boyfriend as a gift, and he finds the tea to be quite delicious and enjoyable

    • Andrew Eith


      this is going to be a great tea in my opinion.....

    • Stephanie Wade


      A very grassy and earthy green tea, it's really important to not have your water too hot or steep overly long or it can easily turn incredibly bitter.

    • Krista S


      I got a sample of this in Adagio’s Advent Calendar this past holiday season, and I liked it. You have to steep it carefully - not too long - but it’s a pleasant and pure green tea. Great way to start off a day.

    • Samantha Ball


      When I brought this one into work from my advent calendar it filled my office with that heavenly green tea scent. I loved the experience even though I'm more of a white tea person.

    • Casey Wolfe


      The aroma is amazing. The leaves smell grassy and when I added water this great toasty aroma was added. The flavor was a bit of a let down. I was expecting that same toasty element but it just wasn't there. It's very light in flavor, which has the grassy, earthiness but is completely missing the toast.

    • Max Sugerman


      This is an excellent tea. Really vegetal and fresh.

    • Timothy Keller


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

    • BK

      Ben Kreuter


      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


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

    • Oomi


      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