Monday, March 24, 2014

Yezi Tea Dragon Well Master Grade Long Jing Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, flat
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: very pale

Dragon Well is one of the first teas that I truly fell in love with and I still have a major soft spot for it. I've reviewed a few other selections from +Yezi Tea and they set the bar pretty high. Thankfully this tasty green did not let me down. The liquor was fairly pale but it was very aromatic. On an unseasonably warm winter day, it was like a breath of spring in my gaiwan. The taste was smooth and buttery with notes of spinach and chestnuts. It stayed consistent throughout at least 6 consecutive infusions. I also brewed this tea by just throwing the leaves into a glass travel tumbler and it passed that test like a champ. The wonderful thing about Dragon Well (at least the good ones) is that they aren't picky. You could do almost anything to it and the resulting tea would still be drinkable. Although this one is very high quality it also moderately priced. That makes it a great place to start for someone who is just getting into tea.

Dragon Well Master Grade Long Jing Green Tea sample provided by Yezi Tea.