Saturday, January 12, 2013

Chah Dragon Well

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: bright green, flat shape
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: gold

The taste of this tea was incredibly light and refreshing. There were notes of chestnut and spring greens along with a buttery mouth-feel. Its sweet aftertaste lingered long after each sip. The finish was a little dry but there was no bitterness. My second steeping did not loose any flavor. Many teas sold as Dragonwell (aka Long Jing) are not actually the real thing. This tea is authentic because it was grown in Zhejiang Province and because it is contains only the tender shoots, two leaves and a bud. Dragonwell is made by shaping the leaves in a wok. It is one of those teas that is impossible to oversteep as long as your water isn't too hot. It is also great for cold brewing. This is the first tea that I've tried from Cha and I can't wait to try some of their other offerings.

You can find out more about this tea here.