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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

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      Irina Lyubashevsky

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

    • Lydia Getgen

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

    • Andrew Eith

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

    • Stephanie Wade

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      This is an excellent tea. Really vegetal and fresh.

    • 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.

    • BK

      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