DescriptionType:Green TeaCOO.:Hangzhou,Zhengjiang,ChinaMingqian Tea:YesLevel 1,2,3,4,5: Havested in spring before Qingming Festival（April 5,2023）
Immerse yourself in the exquisite world of 2023 Mingqian Long Jing Tea, a premium Dragon Well green tea that hails from the renowned Longjing village nestled by Hangzhou's West Lake, Zhejiang Province, China. This illustrious Dragon Well tea is steeped in history, tracing its origins back to the Tang Dynasty, over 1400 years ago. It was during this golden age that Lu Yu, the esteemed sage of Chinese tea, first chronicled its virtues in the seminal "Tea Classics." Since then, Long Jing tea has woven its way through the fabric of Chinese culture, remaining a beloved beverage to this day.
Our Mingqian Long Jing Tea is a sublime offering from the heart of Zhejiang Province, celebrated as one of China's top ten distinguished teas. The leaves, once steeped, are not only a delight to the palate but also edible, offering a complete sensory experience.
The term "Mingqian" signifies the delicate leaves plucked in the cool, crisp days preceding the Qingming Festival, typically around April 5th. This is in contrast to "Yuqian" tea, harvested after Qingming but before the Grain Rain period. Despite the brief interval between these harvests, the Mingqian Long Jing boasts a superior quality; its leaves are more vibrant, lustrous, and tender, having been spared from pests and diseases. Although the Yuqian tea is slightly less tender, both harvests yield teas with minimal differences in quality.
To fully appreciate the nuanced flavors of Long Jing tea, begin by brewing with water at 85°C for the first two infusions. This gentle approach ensures a more refined taste profile. As you proceed to subsequent brews, you may slightly increase the water temperature but take care not to scald the leaves, as this can introduce bitterness to the delicate green tea. A Gaiwan or glass cup is ideal for brewing; a measure of 3 grams per serving is recommended.
No matter which grade of our Dragon Well green tea you select, rest assured that it will be a fitting tribute to your discerning palate. Embark on a journey of taste with a cup of our Mingqian Long Jing – a West Lake Dragon Well Tea that promises to enchant and refresh. Today is the perfect day to indulge in a new discovery.
Secure your supply of this exquisite 2023 Mingqian Long Jing Tea – a Dragon Well Green Tea that stands out with its Loose Leaf Level 1,2,3,4,5. Experience the legacy of Long Jing with every sip!