Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rishi Organic Dragonwell

Rishi is one of my favorite companies. In an inexpensive way, they make fairly good quality, organic teas available to the public. I think my local Whole Foods would have a very boring tea section without them. The dry leaves of this tea had the usual flat and long shape of a dragonwell tea, also known as Long Jing. They had a strong chestnut smell and taste to them. I brewed this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 180 degree water for three minutes.

The liquor was a light golden color and had a slightly grassy aroma. This tea is everything that a dragonwell should be. Sweet, mellow and roasty; it is just what the doctor ordered on a spring morning. The second infusion didn’t reduce the flavor by much, but I don’t think it would have held up to a third. I’ve been neglecting my greens lately and this one has made me want to make up for lost time. I would definitely recommend this tea.

1 comment:

  1. I like this tea very much, although it's interesting that I tend to prefer a number of green teas that have substantially more bitterness, and yet many people seem to prefer dragonwell precisely because it does not.

    You can read my relatively brief review of this tea if you'd like!

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