Origin: Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou
One of China’s most legendary teas. With a 1200 year old history, our Dragon Well is grown and harvested from the mountains of the village of Long Jing. Centuries ago, the village suffered from a drought. To end it, a Taoist priest suggested the farmers make an offering to the dragon that lived in a nearby well. They offered their tea, the rains came and the rest is history. To this day, the well exists near the monastery and if you touch the water it will swirl with the sinuous movements of a dragon.
Our organically-grown Dragon Well is hand-picked from tender spring shoots. Pan-fired, the distinctive hand-flattened leaves have a fragrance and provide a mellow, refined flavor that ends with a beautifully smooth finish.
Preparation: Heat water to 175°F / 80°C. Use 1 to 2 tsp per 6oz water and steep for 1 to 2 minutes. Multiple infusions.
Ingredients: tea leaves
For a sampler of Dragon Well and other fine Chinese green teas, try our Chinese Green Tea Discovery Set.
Net wt: 50g / 1.76 oz