Drank this at a local restaurant that sources Mandala teas. Loved it!
Very much like the longjing teas that I have had.
Flavors: Nutty, Sweet, Umami
Yes! A great tea and the grandfather of long jing (dragon well) tea. I stopped sourcing Dragon Well after visiting the growing area in 2008. I could not breathe there. While I’m sure there are days when the factory city pollution is not as bad, I can’t shake the memory of how ill I was for days after being there. That led me to this tea and I had the fortune of visiting the farm in 2012. All clean air. I feel much better about this tea because of the air and water quality there.
I’m sure 20 or 30 yrs ago that the West Lake region (where dragon well is grown) was very nice, I found it unpleasant. So Valley Peak, it is!
Thank you for sharing, Garret. I have only had a few Dragon Wells, but it sounds like I should stay clear from them.
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I’m onto my third year of drinking loose leaf. It’s been an exciting last year, trying lots of different teas, and finding out which teas I like and don’t like.