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sleeping dragon

by adagio teas

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type: green

origin: china

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Sleeping Dragon green tea is grown at about 3,000 feet in the mountainous Fujian province. The tightly rolled leaves and silvery fuzzy buds give this tea its signature shape and name. In the cup, it delivers a soft, fruity sweetness enfolded by a rich smokey note similar to a gunpowder, but more complex and crisp in the finish. Sleeping Dragon remains a great cup for a green tea novice or those who oppose the grassy character of some varieties. Steep at 180°F for 2-3 minutes

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    • LD

      Lydia Dschankilic

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      I used it as the green tea element of a Moroccan mint tea, and it was fantastic. Can't wait to try it on its own.

    • Stephanie Wade

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      A favorite green tea, very assertive if you're not familiar with deeper green/vegetal flavor of whole-leave green teas. Has just a touch of bitterness, but can be moderated by lowering water temperature and shortening steep time. Really high quality!

    • Bailey Green

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      Beautiful. Has a grassy seaweed'y taste that I adore. One of my staple green teas!

    • Michelle Levan

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      Got a sample of this, love the name! Solid green tea, well worth the try, but I tend to stick with decaf teas... Sigh

    • Annie Katharine

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      Love the earthiness and grassiness this tea has. It's delish!

    • PM

      Pedro Martins

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      Amazing green tea! It is not very expensive, but the flavor is extremely pleasant. No need for sugar

    • Max Sugerman

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      A little to grassy for me, but its a very high quality and flavorful green tea

    • Lydia Getgen

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      Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend - he enjoys this tea thoroughly

    • Samantha Ball

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      I love the little curled up leaves that look like dragons, and the flavor is lovely.

    • Casey Wolfe

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      One of my all-time favorite green teas. Mellow flavor, wonderful grassy aroma. It also makes a rather lovely iced blend.

    • Michael Lewis

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      Great green tea for new drinkers. Lacks much of the grassiness many green teas have, while still delivering on great flavor. Fun to watch all the little "dragons" flying around the brewing vessel (I suggest something clear) before they finally settle.