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No. 125 - Dragon Well Green Tea

Quick Overview

With a history stretching back over 1,200 years, XiHu Long Jing tea (literally Dragon Well tea from West Lake) is perhaps the most delicious, and definitely most renowned, green tea produced in China. It was famously presented to Richard Nixon when he visited China in the 60's.

Apart from an amazing sweet taste, with no bitterness that sometimes characteristics other green teas, XiHu Long Jing's significant difference to other green teas is its smooth flat appearance when dry. We have found this excellent Long Jing, that combines a great taste at an unbeatable price point, letting you enjoy it every day.

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History

XiHu Long Jing – West Lake Dragon Well green tea – has a long, distinguished, history of over 1,200 years. During the Ming Dynasty, it became very popular and was listed as one of the top grade teas in China. During the reign of Emperor Shunzhi in the Qing Dynasty his love for the tea meant that it was frequently presented by petitioners as a royal tribute.

After the founding of the PRC, Long Jing tea was divided into three categories - “Lion Peak Long Jing”, “Mei Jia Wu Long Jing” and the premium “XiHu Long Jing”. In 1996 the West Lake village of Hangzhou city was recognized by the government as the hometown of Long Jing tea. In recognition of the value and quality of this tea, and the importance of the environment and culture in it's production, the government introduced special protection for this area to preserve its natural state and unique tea culture.


About Tea Farmer

This Long Jing Tea is from Mr. Kong who has been engaged in tea field for more than ten years. He focus on providing high quality teas to tea lovers all over the world and always produces more and more natural, safe and healthy teas including the Green tea we choose: Liu’an Guapian, Huang Shan Mao Feng, Xin Yang Mao Jian and Tai Ping Hou Kui.

Mr. Kong elaborated his feeling about the tea culture: Tea Culture is a general concept which is different for people in different area. Although it is complex but there’s one thing that can be sure, that is the same as manage the enterprise, tea culture also needs management along with its quick development in the modern world.


Where is our Long Jing green tea produced?

Just like our premium grade Long Jing, this tea comes from the tea source from XiHu area which is famed in China for producing the best Long Jing teas, and is in an area with a mix of mountains, forests, small creeks and quality tea gardens.  As the origin of XiHu Long Jing, the tea producers in this area strongly recognise the importance of the ecology to their tea, and work hard to preserve both the local tea culture and natural environment.

Map of Zhejiang province


Brief Health Info

Second only to white teas, green teas such as XiHu Long Jing, have high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that reputedly help reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging. Also high in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, they also promote healthy teeth and bones.

Long Jing tea is also widely renowned in China as a good tea to help calm the mind, cheer you up and clear your thinking.

Additional Information

Ingredients No
Product of: China
Region(s) Zhejiang Province
Antioxidants High
Caffeine Low
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 185 F / 85 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 4 g
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) Rinse, 20s, 35s, 70s
Western Method (Water Amount) 16.9 fl oz / 500 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 185 F / 85 C
Western Method (Amount) 3 Tablespoons
Western Method (Time) 1-6 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No