Tuesday, February 3, 2015

KEDOÇAY Dragon Well Green Tea

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

We tend to mostly familiar with US or Asian based operations but there are tea companies all over the world. +KEDOÇAY is a retailer based in Turkey. Having reviewed a few of their selections, I've found them to be good quality and very well priced. This Dragonwell is a great example of that. It didn't have the prettiest leaves that I've ever seen but it was still pretty darned tasty. Notes of sugarsnap peas and baby spinach gave way to a soft, floral finish. There was hardly any astringency. Due to its economic advantages, this tea would be a great daily drinker for the office or for when you are on the go. Making green teas shine in a gaiwan can often be tricky but I find that leaving the lid off during steeping helps tremendously. If you opt to brew "grandpa" style, go sparingly with the leaves to avoid bringing out bitterness.

Dragon Well Green Tea sample provided by KEDOÇAY.