Big Buddha Dragon Well (2022 Spring)

Dragon Well Green Tea (or Da Fo Long Jing in Chinese) is a flat style wok-roasted green tea which has flat and yellowish green leaves that yield a delicate, refreshing, clear liquid with a sweet and round aroma. This Dragon Well Green Tea produces a warm and light nutty flavour with hints of toasted sesame seeds with an underlining savoury character. The texture is smooth and silky, and this tea leaves a long lasting mellow aftertaste with a slight dry finishing.

There are many regions in Zhejiang Province producing Long Jing tea or Long Jing style green tea because of its fame and popularity.  There are also huge quality differences amongst various parts of regions within even same reputable region and also amongst farms.  This Big Buddha Dragon Well (or Da Fo Long Jing) comes from Xin Chang County in Zhejiang province, China. Xin Chang County is about 150km away from Hangzhou city where the original Long Jing is produced. Although Xin Chang County has a very long tea producing tradition and the environment and soil of the mountain range is very suitable for growing tea bushes, the farmer faced many difficulties to sell their tea to other regions.  During the late 80s and early 90s,  the local government and tea farmers of the Xin Chang County decided to learn the processing method of Long Jing style green tea and named it as Da Fo Long Jing. 

This tea is  grown at an altitude of 400m and is farmed far away from any industrial hazards and pollution. We have personally selected this Dragon Well Dragon Well because of its highly skilled Tea Master producers that have generation of knowledge passed down to them and the climate it is grown in.

ORIGIN

Xin Chang Count, Zhejiang Province, China. 

HARVEST TIME AND PROCESSING

Harvested in 5th April 2022.  1 young bud and 2 slightly open leaves are delicately hand-picked and pan-fired to stop the natural oxidisation, then leaves are continuously pressed again the wok to make the flat shape.

BREWING METHOD

Water temperate: 85°C (Boil water to 100°C then wait about 5 mins for it to cool down).
Leaf to water ratio: 1g per 100ml.
Brewing time: About 3 minutes.
Tips: Adjust the leaf to water ratio if you prefer to shorten the infusion time or for lighter and stronger taste.
Recommended Water: Try to use natural mineral water.

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