2022 Xihu Longjing - Original cultivar, Pre-Rain

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Almond, Bitter, Cabbage, Cake, Cocoa, Flowers, Green Bell Peppers, Mineral, Mushrooms, Nuts, Oily, Pepper, Sake, Seaweed
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I am not a big fan of Long Jing, but if they were all as exciting as this one, I would certainly change my mind. I particularly like its tingling, warming and sandpaper-like moutfeel as well as the...” Read full tasting note
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Just like our Pre-Qingming Original Cultivar Longjing, this mesmerizing tea is created from the original Dragon Well cultivar, dating back to Qing dynasty (1644-1911). This brand-new version is made using the fresh buds and the second or third apical leaves – yi ya er san ye 一芽二三叶 – giving this tea a sweeter and more natural aroma. The leaves were picked after Qingming (4/5th April) and before the Grain Rain period, Yuqian 雨前 (April 20th). With each new infusion, a precious floral bouquet fills the air with a mesmerizing scent, starting a sensorial journey that brings us to an Imperial garden, where Dahlias and Gardenias gracefully bloom, living in the palate a lingering scent of pineapple sage and lemon verbena.

Unlike Cultivar 43, this Longjing cultivar is rare and its production scarce. The dry leaves do not appear to be in a homogeneous form, but nevertheless they maintain their traditional flattened shape. The great variety of aromas and flavors makes this tea a true paradise for the most refined palates, and a great choice for a refreshing springtime tea.

Origin: Meijiawu village, Xihu district, Zhejiang Province
Flush: Spring 2022, Pre-Grain Rain
Format: 25 gr. Signature pack
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.

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I am not a big fan of Long Jing, but if they were all as exciting as this one, I would certainly change my mind. I particularly like its tingling, warming and sandpaper-like moutfeel as well as the unique bitterness present, which is stronger than in many shengs produced these days.

The dry leaf aroma has hints of sponge cake and instant cocoa, while wet leaves smell of thistles, seaweed, snowdrop flowers, and cabbage.

The taste is mineral and peppery. There is almost no astringency and flavours include a quite well-defined sake bitterness, almond skins, morel mushrooms, seaweed, and sunflower oil. The aftertaste is crisp with an additional green pepper note to it.

Flavors: Almond, Bitter, Cabbage, Cake, Cocoa, Flowers, Green Bell Peppers, Mineral, Mushrooms, Nuts, Oily, Pepper, Sake, Seaweed

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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