Imperial Dragonwell

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Asparagus, Grass, Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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One of the ten most famous teas in China. It is said that Long Jing tea is the beauty among all tea. Fresh green ’bird’s tongue’ shaped leaves create a sweet, aromatic, amber liquor with a lightly floral aftertaste. This superior quality tea is from Jhejiang Province, China and is the preferred drink for many leaders around the world. In fact, a certain percentage of the yearly production of Dragon Well is reserved for government clients.

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1928 tasting notes

I had thought Shanti had gone away as a company, but then I realized I got it confused with the Simple Leaf. I’m glad the company is still around. I don’t remember it being Canada-based, but maybe it has been all along?

As you can tell, it has been a while since I thought about this tea. I am cracking it open because I’m about to sip down another green. Law of conservation and all that.

It took me a while to develop a taste for Dragonwell, but now I quite like it as a rule. I like the juicier China greens as well, but Dragonwell is great for those days when I’m looking for something a bit less vegetal. Gunpowder green can fill that void as well, but like lapsang, it’s something that I like as more of a sometime thing than a regular thing.

In the tin, the leaves have a grassy-hay-like smell, almost tending toward the woody. After steeping, the tea is pale golden yellow and clear. It has a sweet, vegetal aroma that is reminiscent of asparagus with a grassy overtone, and a nuttiness in the finish that tends toward the cashew. As is characteristic, it’s less juicy in its vegetalness than some other China greens, which gives it a sophistication.

Very nice indeed.

Flavors: Asparagus, Grass, Nutty, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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